Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Pictures of Stephen

About 4 hours old -- being weighed and measured

Getting his first bath -- he wasn't too happy about it!

Nyanya and Babu and their two grandsons

The L&D nurse who actually delivered Stephen

The other L&D nurse who was in the room when Stephen was born.

Both of the nurses were absolutely amazing and really kept their cool during the quick delivery! They told me later that I hold the record for the fastest delivery (so far) at this hospital. It's only been open a couple of weeks -- still, it would probably be difficult to break my record. They said I checked in at the front at 9:04, and Stephen was born at 9:12. I'm just glad they decided to bypass triage and took me straight to my room. I still find it hard to believe that my first labor lasted nearly 64 hours, and this one was only 4. I guess I am trying to set a record either way!

Stephen, Rusty, and I came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon. Alex has been enjoying having us all at home. So far, he seems very excited about his "baby brudder" and keeps saying, "He's so cute!" We'll see how it goes from here!


  1. Congratulations! He looks just perfect--sort of looks like Alex too.
    Soooo glad you had a faster delivery, but wow that sure was fast! Gotta love those L&D nurses. They are the best.

  2. Loving the photos! Way to go...between you and Kari, you have a week of labor time! HOLY COW!


  3. He is a beautiful, perfect baby. Congratulations.

  4. Awwwww! Congratulations!! I am sooooo happy that things went so well. Yeah God! ^-^
    Laura H...

  5. I'm so happy for you, Laura! (and Rusty too :) Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy.

  6. I am behind--congrats on the birth of Stephen! I know you have your hands full. He sure is a cutie!

  7. Thanks for posting pictures and your birth story---we were all holding our breath! How ironic, I am glad that it was so short for you. I guess your prayers were more than answered! Love you!!! Rach