Monday, March 03, 2008

BABY JOSHUA IS HERE!

Joshua Alexander Smith made his entrance into the world on leap year - Friday, February 29th at 10:22 p.m. He weighed in at 8 lbs 7 oz and was 20 inches long.

Yup - this boy is big. I ended up being induced around 3:00 p.m. on Friday, and after a lot of labor, Joshua came with five minutes of pushing. There was a push or two where his shoulders got stuck and my OB informs me we were "this close" to an emergency C-section. Praise God though, one more mighty push and Joshua came out - albeit with a LOT of bruising on his poor little face (they told me he came down really fast and hit his nose/face on my pelvic bone).

We are all home now and Joshua is doing well. The girls are super excited about their baby "brudder" (as Lauren calls him). We are moving slow (and I'm a little sore..) but we are just so thankful for all of God's blessings in getting our son here safely!

We'll send more pictures and updates in the days ahead!
 

 

 

 
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6 comments:

Missy said...

Congratulations!! What a big boy! Your family pic is so cute! You all look so happy!

Crock Pot Mom said...

Beautiful young man!! Great family photo. So thrilled to hear all is well ~ what a blessing!!
P.S. Arnicare cream works wonders for bruising (homeopathic). :-)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pastor Scott and Margo were celebrating with you all in Spirit, he even alluded to it in his talk before communion on Sunday. :-)

Andrea said...

I can't believe you found time to blog! So glad you guys are home and everyone is healthy. See you soon I hope!

proudgrits11 said...

One word: WOW!!!!!! You are so awesome!! Your family looks so beautiful--I'm thrilled for all of you! What an exciting adventure that awaits!! So glad he's here and healthy--and extra-special from the very start!! He's soooo handsome--can't wait to see more pics! Gorgeous nursery, too! You go, girl!! You rock!! Aren't you glad you're not pregnant anymore?????? :)

proudgrits11 said...

P.S. Our Monkey was the same length and only 3 oz. smaller and I'm a much bigger woman than you--you deserve MAJOR kudos for carrying him around AND getting him out!! WOW!!!

Theresa said...

Congratulations girlee! I wish we could give him a big kiss in person. I'm so glad you had a safe delivery and everyone is doing well.

Get your zzzzz's and keep us updated when you can!