Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's a Boy!

After nearly 15 hours of active labor, Nicolaus Hunter arrived 11/11/2008 at 12:15pm weighing 9lbs 3oz via C-Section. We are completely taken with our little (ok not so little!) boy and though cliche sounding, it is so true that words cannot describe how it feels to be parents.
My water broke at 7:30 pm Monday evening. John had been working late since he was to stay home one Tuesday for our next OB appointmnet. When I called him to let him know, he dropped everything at work, left the office in a rush, and actually got pulled over on the way! He told the officer the situation and thank goodness he let him continue with no ticket. We checked into the hospital at 9:30pm and my contractions had pretty much just started. We really wanted a natural labor and brought with us things to assist in that like a birthing ball etc, but things just were not moving along when I reached about 7-8 cm. They put me on Pitocin and finally reached 9 cm but stayed there. This baby was not coming out! My OB advised us to have a C-Section and of course we agreed. So 15 hours of laboring without meds ended when they prepped me, wheeled me into the operating room and gave me a spinal. The C-Section experience was a blur and scary since John wasn't able to come in till right before they cut me open. I could feel pressure and things going on for a few minutes--even the doctors and nurses making bets on the baby's size--until they said, "here's the head with a ton of hair," and then a few seconds later, "It's a boy!" John and I just looked at each other crying. Nicolaus was finally here. John cut the cord and followed the team of doctors and nurses to the nursery while they finished me up and we were reunited about an hour later. We knew we were having a fairly large baby, but no one would have ever thought a 9 pounder. He is beautiful and perfect.


Elle's Niche said...

Oh! He is so beautiful! And you look great! You guys look like such the happy family! Well, now that we know he is a boy, I will send your package right away! I would expect it early next week!

I am so happy for you guys. He truly is beautiful and I am so glad that you are ok!

Sally said...


What a handsome little, I mean BIG man! I am so happy for you!

Take care!


craftymomofjandb said...

I am absolutely bawling. Between the punkin hat on your punkin's head and "I can only imagine"...reading your birthing experience, I relived both of mine all over again. God Bless and congrats!

craftymomofjandb said...

I am so happy for you! Reading your birth story took me right back (twice!) and I absolutely adore the pumpkin hat! Congrats and God Bless!

Suzanne said...

CUTE CUTE CUTIE!!!!! Chubbie chubby cheeks... Can;t wait to see him in person!

Anonymous said...

Tammy, John and Nicolaus,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I now have a box that REALLY needs to make it to the post office. I can't wait to see you and meet your new son! I hope that little Nicolaus is as easy as he is adorable.

Lots of love,

Jason said...

Wow! We are soooo happy for you guys! Can't wait to see him.
CONGRADULATIONS!!!!! Sounds like it was an adventure!! He looks awesome!

Will talk to you guys soon!

Jason and Allison

Allison Bartlett said...

Awwww he's gorgeous!! We're sooooooo happy for you two and know that you will be the best parents to little Nicolaus. We can't wait to meet him and take lots of pictures and spoil him with oodles of toys and clothes!:o)

We love you guys - Allison, Jason, Cooper, & Lucie

Amy said...

I am so happy for you guys. It shows me how far we have come with Kian from the scary stage you are at right now. It’s an amazing experience and I am glad we get to go through it together with our little boys.
Love you,


Kelly Ferguson said...

CONGRATULATIONS TAMMY!!!! I am so happy for you guys and he is just beautiful.

Anne said...

Congratulations, Tammy! He's such a cutie, especially with the punkin' head (thanks for the Lettuceknit link).

I met you at the grocery store a few weeks ago - I'm due a month after you. I'm looking forward to seeing you again at the Tuesday morning group.

Hoping you get lots of rest!


Amanda Terrell said...

I am so unbelievably happy for you! He is so beautiful and I can't believe you had the patience to wait to find out the sex! That's incredible!
Also, I LOVE the blanket and hat you made. Have you ever checked out You should set up a shop :D