Saturday, September 08, 2007

Little Noah Thomas



Noah Thomas joined the world on September 7th, 2007 at 2:42 pm. He weighted in at 7lbs. 4oz. and was 20 inches long. He is adorable...


Here is Mama and baby enjoying their first minutes together.

Brittany had been having very light contractions 10 minutes apart for four or five days. On thursday morning she called me after her doctor had sent her straight from her appointment to the hospital to be induced. She was dialated to 2cm and after the meds, her contractions became 1 to 4 minutes apart for the rest of the long day. They were pretty light and she was pretty comfortable most of the day besides a raging headache and alot of back pain, but the baby was making no progress. She was still at 2cm and he still was a ways up the birth canal. At about 9pm, they gave her the option of going home and coming back to try again on Sunday or of starting the meds to make the contractions harder. She choose to keep trying, so we had a long hard night with the contractions tripling in intensity and coming 1 minute apart for the next 9 hours. At 7:30, she was at 6cm and her water was broken. It would be any time now, we were all very excited. The doctor kept popping her head in ~ "Are we ready yet?!" At 1pm, she was still at 6cm, her cervix was thickening back up and all contractions had stopped. Now the doctor said, "We're going in." And that is how Noah Thomas came into this world. The poor little guy had tried So hard and SO long that he could have definately held his own as one of the coneheads on Saturday Night Live. Silly little man.

Mama and baby are doing well.

Here's how we waited:

Brittany just lounged about (okay, so this is the pretty picture. I didn't take any of the ugly painful part. That just wouldn't have been nice.)


Grandma knitting...


and Grandpa sleeping.

Jodi, my friend over at This Handmade Life has won the little blue guy drawing. Wa-hoo!

18 comments:

Wende said...

A boy!! How wonderful... I'm so excited for you all. I'm sure he absolutely perfect. I can't wait to see photos (the pics aren't loading for me, darn it!). Give the new Mama a hug for me, and kiss that baby.

Blessings!!

Wen

happy zombie said...

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, OH BOY! Swooning and gushing, congratulations to you all! And I just love Noah Thomas' name too... and what a cutie pie!

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

On a side note... I've been checking and checking for the last few days to see if your blog had a baby-alert... and here it is!

Mimi said...

Congratulations
I love the name Noah Thomas...
I am so happy for you that it is over... and the little man is here.

Terri said...

Congratulations!
Love,
Terri

Josh said...

Same as Wende, the pictures aren't loading. I need them! :-p

I can't be out in the Oregon Territory as I am out here in one of the original 13 colonies, and the next best is the pictures. LOL :-p

Thanks for calling me yesterday Paula, it was so good to hear from you!

-Josh

Stacey said...

Noah is such a pretty baby!!!
I hope Brittany is feeling O.K.
What a hard labor!!!

Shelby said...

Awesome news :)

yay!!!

Margaret said...

Congratulations. He is adorable! What a little treasure.

ancient one said...

I'm getting that dreadful little red x where the picture is suppose to be... but I'm sure he is soo cute. Congratulations!! I just love babies!!

Michelle Smith said...

Congrats to your family!

I'm also having trouble w/ the little red X boxes. =(

Jeni said...

Although the photo on the post below of the baby raccoons was really cute, the one in this post of Noah Thomas is much, much better! Handsome, very, very handsome he is, for sure.
Congrats to the parents and also, of course, to the grandparents who waited so patiently for this great event. Grandchildren are simply the best!

Wende said...

Oh! There he is! I can see him... what a lovely baby. So sweet. Congratulations to you all. Welcome to the world, Noah.

ancient one said...

Yes, yes, the pictures are working... The baby is cute!!! I'm glad mama and baby are fine. Grandmama looks so relaxed and so young, but Grandpa is relaxed (how could he sleep?) and young looking too!! Congrats all over again!!

Liquid Sky Arts said...

What a beautiful baby boy. I hope you're all doing well, send my congratulations to Brittany!

LEArning4HIm said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! Can't believe my childhood best friend is old enough to be a grandma. :o) Love the baby's name.

God bless,
Melissa

Old School Acres said...

Congratulations, Paula!! He's so beautiful!

Adrienne said...

Paula - Congratulations, Grandma, on the arrival of a precious, beautiful little grandson. You and I were doing the same thing on Friday - waiting for our grandsons to be born! Ours arrived at 5:30 p.m. Aren't they fun? Best wishes to his parents. Enjoy every minute with him. I'm curious to know what you were knitting in that picture.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I emailed you about our 'old' Astoria house. Thanks much for your sweet offer.

From one gramma to another,
~Adrienne~

Cris said...

Congratulations grandma Paula!!! It's a boy!!! Boys are so caring with their mommies.