14 February 2011

Hey, Jude: Labor and Delivery

The nurses and the doctor-on-call at "Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian" who delivered our little baby did a great job. Those Presbyterians sure know a thing or two about child birth--even though Dr. Howe (right) could not be much older than Doogie Howser.

Just moments after his birth, Jude weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. I'm sure you will notice his broad chest and well-developed upper arm muscles.


When Jude first emerged from the womb, his skin was as white as a sheet. But within seconds he turned a bright pink, kind of like a lobster does in warm water. He cried a little at first, but is now content to eat and sleep.
Everyone is happy. There are more pictures to post, but the camera battery died during import and needs to recharge, so this will have to do for now.

I also took a great picture of the placenta, but I'm not allowed to post that here, according to Merzy. If you want to see that picture, I would be happy to arrange a private showing upon request.

12 comments:

Kevin and Kristina said...

Can't wait to see more pics of Jude. So excited that you guys are parents!! Congrats!! Hope Meredith gets some rest!

[AnnieR] said...

What a big boy. Spring forth from the womb with already so much chub is an excellent sign. He's perfect. Tell Merz I have a great recipe for placenta stew when she's feeling up to it.

The Allen Family said...

Congratulations!! He's very cute and I love his name. Plus you look pretty great yourself. :) Congrats again!

super awesome kt said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Anna said...

Congratulations!! So exciting. He's beautiful, in a very masculine way, of course.

Let's see that placenta!

But what I really want is more baby pictures! Babies are the best. Congrats!

Margaret said...

Oh yay!! And born on Valentine's? Oh the love! Beautiful boy, beautiful name. Lots of love.

KatieB said...

so happy for you both! he looks so squishy and cute already, can't wait for more pics! glad everything went well.

Kira Cook said...

Cute little baby bug!! I want to hear the delivery story. I can't wait to see more of little Jude.

linda said...

Congratulations! Like mother, like son - you both look great!

Aubrey Messick said...

Here's HERE!!! And he's BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to meet him!

jocie said...

Hip hip hooray! Welcome handsome little Jude. You're part of a fantastic family.

Elizabeth Jex said...

He is such a sweet boy! Love the healthy rolls! Hugs to the three of you! We love you! Can't wait to hold him!