Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Welcome Helam!

Helam joined our family at 12:48 pm MST. He was born at home (assisted by midwives who were gold) after 7 hrs and 20 minutes of active labor. He was 9 lbs, 11 oz. Head and chest measured 15 inches, and he was 21 1/2 inches long. He's so perfect, and we're so happy to have him here. (Though I wish he'd do most of his sleeping from 2-8 am instead of pm..)

A cool little thing about his birthday is that I predicted the 7th about a week before he was born (though I really REALLY wanted it to be earlier.) All of the members of our family have our birthday's on the same weekday every year. So this year, all of our birthday's are on a Tuesday, next year, we'll all have birthdays on Wednesday. So, now his birthday fits in with our family. Odd huh?

Now for the pictures.

Not even 2 hours old.

Dad and the girls.



Does dad look tired? He is.



Already a thumb-sucker. Heaven help us.




15 comments:

Leslie said...

Wahoo! Congratulations Tenise! and family!!!

He looks right there at home!!

Kathy Rump said...

Congratulations!!!He is so precious and prefect- good job!

~*~GEZ~*~ said...

Congrats!! He is so adorable!!

Becky T said...

Awwwww, he's precious! Congratulations and way to go on gettin' him out, Tenise! I'm way impressed. :) I hope you enjoy every minute with him!

Di said...
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Di said...

Oh, Tenise, he is so perfect! Congratulations - I'm glad you made it through the home birth!!! Take care of yourself.
Oh, and I've so impressed that you already have pictures up! Thanks!!!

Tara said...

Congratulations. He is so adorable. That's a big baby. What a woman to do it all natural.

K kid said...

Congratulations!

Janet said...

Tenise you have such a gorgeous family! Congrats on the new baby boy!

Leslie & Josh said...

Congrats to the Momma. That is one big head! Way to go that you did it all natural. I at least use essential oils to help manage pain etc. However, I don't think I had time with Jacelyn. My Mom barely made it for the birth. Anyway, awsome job and he's beautiful. Now, quit blogging and get some sleep. haha I had a habbit of blogging while I nursed.

Andrea said...

Congrats Tenise! He really is perfect. Your family is so cute, and you are a super duper amazing woman--already posting on your blog and everything!

Andrea said...

P.S. I realized that on my last comment on your last post that I had predicted the bday to have been Oct. 29 (okay, I wasn't trying to be crazy or funny--I'm just not with it I meant Sept. 29.) Either way I was wayyy off. But it seems like the 7th was a perfect day all the way around. Smiles.

LudvigsonFamily said...

What a precious little guy! He is so adorable and congratulation! We are so excited for your family. You are going to love having a little boy in our family- boys are the best!! Take care!

Sister Brittster said...

Holy. Cow. How. Stinking. Cute. is. HEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! Congrats Tenise! Hang in there and keep us all posted on the wacky happenings of life. Thank you for your words of inspiration and encouragement. You are amazing!

SunnyScarlet said...

He's darling, Tenise. Congratulations!

~Stephanie