Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's A Boy!!

Enoch Wesley
Born January 5, 2011
5 lbs. 15 oz, 19 inches long

This picture was taken just a few minutes after he was born.

And this picture was taken about 45 minutes after his birth.


Today was one of those days you hold in your heart forever.

Although three weeks before his due date, due to some complications, the doctor decided today would be a good time for our little Enoch to be born. His parents checked into the hospital around 3:30 this morning and I followed them there several hours later.

Around 11:30 they broke Kali's water and at 12:3o she was at 4 cm. We were told to relax. Since this was her first baby and she was on an epidural, it would be about another six hours or so. But Enoch had other plans. At 2:40 Kali was at a ten and at 3:06 he made his entrance into the world.

I stayed in the delivery room until just before the doctor arrived and then joined Wes (who had just arrived) and Kali's dad in the waiting room across the hall. Kim, (Kali's mom) remained in the room for the birth. Kali invited me to stay, which I appreciated, but I know that when you are at ten centimeters, you wouldn't care if the high school band was in watching, but afterward you do, so I decided to wait outside.

Truthfully, I could barely stand being outside the room. I kept creeping closer and closer to the door so I could hear what was happening. My heart was with them as they cheered Kali through her pushing. And I completely burst into tears when I heard the little cry.

It has been a very long and difficult pregnancy so to have the birth go so effortlessly was more than we could have hoped or prayed for. We appreciate all the friends and family members who have kept Kali and little Enoch in their prayers these past several months.

Today was truly a blessing and one that brought great . . .joy to my journey!

15 comments:

Meredith said...

Ok- You know you are totally pregnant when you start tearing up whilst reading about dilation. The baby looks darling, congratulations!

Shannon said...

Congratulations to all of you! A new baby is the perfect start to a new year. Glad everything went ok. Hope your arms don't get worn out holding such a cute bundle!

Sue said...

Hurray! There is nothing more exciting than a new baby in the family. So glad that all went well in the end and that Enoch is safely here.

=D

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Congratulations! He's adorable. I like his name.

Momza said...

Awww! So happy for your family!
Birth is a miracle, in every single way. What a wise compassionate mother in love you are to have excused yourself right before the birth. Sending good thoughts to all of you! Happy Birthday to Enoch!

Dixie Mom said...

Oh congratulations! Baby days are the best!

Jenny-Jenny said...

Congratulations Granny! He's beautiful!

the Eggett's said...

Congrats to Ryan and Kali! I am so relieved that everything went smoothly and that Enoch and Kali are doing well!

NatureGirl said...

Oh what great news! Congratulations...
What a bright eyed little guy with such a beautiful name!

Beth at Aunties said...

These precious moments are forever engraved upon on our hearts! Congratulatios to you, his parents and to all of those who will treasure this tiny and adorable boy.
I am so glad the many prayers were heard and he made his arrival safely.
Enjoy each moment!

Da Bergs said...

oh my goodness, can I just say that "new born" picture is so.... precious!!!! There is nothing like a new born!!! I am so happy for you!!! AND, so happy that all went well!!!

PS I just got the exciting news that I too will get to join the ranks, I will be a grandma in July!!!!

Handsfullmom said...

Congrats! He's lovely. My twins were 5-10 and 5-12 at 38 weeks, so I can just picture how little he is.

Rebecca Irvine said...

He is so beautiful--he just glows with angelic spirit. Congratulations!

Cherie said...

Ohhhh mY How wonderful!!! He is sooo beautiful.
I could simply picture you outside the door listening for that sweet cry. Nothing better that a new baby fresh from heaven.
Congratulations!

Marilyn said...

I am SO glad that all is well with him. He is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!