Wednesday, September 24, 2008

He's Here!

Our son, LL*, was born Friday, September 19, at 3:00pm. He weighed a ridiculous 8 lbs 13 oz, he's 21" long, and he has a surprisingly gigantic head. (Thanks for that one, kid.) He's healthy, and extremely cute, so all is well.

Full birth story (or maybe partially full... I'm not sure yet) coming soon. A few "highlights" in the mean time: 23 hours of labor, an extremely surreal conversation with the anesthesiologist around hour 15, 2+ hours of pushing, disturbing signs of fetal distress, unmistakable cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) that even had the hippy-dippy nurse-midwife apologizing, and ultimately a C-section.

We're home now, totally exhausted, dealing with the painful physical aftermath of both a long difficult labor and a C-section (me) and some jaundice and feeding issues (LL). At the same time, we couldn't be happier. More well-rested, yes, but not happier.


* Sorry, but I've decided not to actually include his name on the blog. Oddly enough, I don't want to type it here, but I'm okay dropping enough obvious hints that you can figure it out if you want to. It starts with an L, has only 4 letters, and is also the first name of the guy who invented blue jeans in San Francisco in the 1850s to sell to gold miners. Er... we didn't name him for the blue jeans guy, he's just the most famous person I can think of who shares the name, which is a good Hebrew name from the Torah. On the blog, I'll call him LL for "Little L___".

9 comments:

Amanda said...

Well, congratulations! And welcome to the world, LL! I'm so happy for you! (Even if it sounds like the actual birthing process was a bit painful-- understatement, I know.) Yay!

Fertilized said...

Congratulations! I am so glad LL made his appearance. Take care of yourself

ScientistMother said...

congratulations! Lots of hug and love to LL. Make sure to always sleep when he does so that you recover better. Will you post a pick at least? Beautiful name BTW.

Jennifer said...

CONGRATS TO YOU ALL!!!

I'm so happy he's here...and that's a great name!

Sorry to hear you had a long labor followed by a c-section...not fun...but luckily he's here and perfect as ever! What a big boy!!!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Congrats!!!!! I love the name. I'm so incredibly happy for you and S. (And I can't believe Harry arrived almost a week before LL!)

Jen said...

Congrats on LL's arrival! I know it was long awaited! Sorry to hear about the long labor ended by c-section. I know that must not have been fun. Take care of yourself and hopefully your recovery is speedy.

Mel said...

Congratulations!!!
I love the L name, by the way. It was on our list, too. ;)
*hugs*

Candid Engineer said...

Many congratulations to you and your husband. I've been reading your blog for the past month or so, and have been looking forward to the news. Enjoy your little one!

Cassandra said...

Here from LFCA...
Congratulations and best wishes to all of you.