The Great Pumpkin

Baby Boy pumpkin (working title) was born today, May 15th, 2012 at 7:47pm. He weighed in at 10 lbs! He came via cesarian section, which we were expecting.

Julie did (and is doing) fantastic. She was awake and present for the whole experience, and has been since, too. Breastfeeding was a bit of a challenge at first, but within a few minutes he was humming along nicely, and much to our delight, while his blood sugar levels were low initially, they’ve risen to normal since.

As I write this, he’s feeding again.

Our last birthing experience with Cooper was a success, in that everyone came out healthy in the end. There were some real difficulties we had then, though, that I expected today. They just never materialized. Pumpkin didn’t only avoid the NICU, he didn’t even need an incubator. He also hasn’t needed formula (at least, not yet). Julie was in better health going in this time, and didn’t need as many drugs, and she was and is much more lucid and present. I’m extremely pleased to be having such a great experience this time around.

And Pumpkin is cuter than cute. I love him to bits and can’t wait to introduce Cooper and all other friends and family!!



12 thoughts on “The Great Pumpkin

  1. Ohh my goodness! He is so cute! Congrats to you all! Sending all our love your way!
    We think he looks a little like Coop!
    <3 the Thompsons

  2. Finally, I am not the baby of the family anymore!!! (she wasn’t the baby for very long though because of coop, but it is still cute!)

  3. Welcome to this world Pumpkin-soon-to-be-named!! You are adorable & we can hardly wait to meet you!!
    Much love – Patti & family

  4. He’s gorgeous!!! Congratulations! Someone asked me how I was today and I said fantastic, my family just got bigger! Lots of love!!!!

  5. Oh my goodness – is sweet little baby pumpkin adorable or what? I can’t wait to get my mitts on that little guy. And Sam & Henry are eager to meet him too. So glad this experience has been better for you all. Whew! Love & blessings coming your way from Seattle. xoxox

  6. Felicitaciones!!! Congrats!! We are very happy that all family is OK. We wish you all the best for the new angel in the family. He is very cute

  7. Hey! Big CongratatiOns!! Welcome to this big blue planet Pumpkin. What a great family to land in. 2 boys is a lovely thing. Big x Debs John Aid and Ferg xxxx

  8. Best wishes and congratulations to both you and Julie! We look forward to meeting the newest addition soon!

  9. Totally fabulous! Looking forward to having both of the boys join us on a jam in the soon to be not so distant future 🙂

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