Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cross has arrived!!!






Whew!!! It seems like it took forever but now Cross is finally here. Just to update everyone on the events that have taken place in the last 48 hours. Kelly and I arrived at Jenny Stuart Medical Center at 12:00 a.m Monday morning. Upon our arrival we were checked into our lovely delivery room. (I thought we would deliver in the e.r. or some other place, what do I know.) After trying to sleep and having several tests ran on Kelly throughout the night the doctor arrived at 7:00 in the morning and immediately broke her water. Since her water was broken it's only going to be a matter of minutes before she pops out our baby right? Wrong! She remained dialated at 1.5 centimeters from 7:00 in the morning until at least 4:30 in the afternoon. Did I mention that Kelly's first epidural didn't take and she had to have it removed and then put back in completely from the start. That was fun. Anyways, the nurse came in and checked her about 6:15. To our surprise she was almost dialated to 10 centimeters. Shortly thereafter Dr. Stitt (we love him) came in and asked if we were ready to have a baby. Due to watching too many tv shows and movies having a baby is nothing like I had imagined in my head. There were not nurses and doctors running around screaming for a scalpal or any other medical instrument. It was very calm and peaceful. Fortunately Kelly's second epidural was working and the pushing began. As I sat beside Kelly holding her arm, with my head down and finger in my one good ear ( just in case I saw something or heard a noise that wanted to make me vomit), she pushed and pushed and within about 30 minutes I was holding our son! Now I sit in amazement at Main St. Cafe because Starbucks doesn't have wireless internet (go figure) writing a blog about something that has truly changed our life forever. As I write Kelly and Cross are doing great. They are both very active and have healthy appetites. I would continue to write but I have a beautiful wife and handsome son waiting on me at the hospital! Thank you for all your prayers and support during this time in our life. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Jeremy

14 comments:

Anita said...

Well...let us be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS MOM AND DAD on your new son, Cross!! And of course it looks like he has Dad's red hair! :) So glad to hear his delivery went so well and isn't Dr. Stitt just awesome!! Enjoy your beautiful gift from God this Christmas season and always! HUGS to all of you from the Hiehles

Patty said...

Awww, he's sooo cute! I love the red hair. I've mentioned Cross to Snick but she appears to be in denial : )

Mommy Donna said...

Yea! The world needs more redheads! Can I get some details.... how much did he weigh? How long is he? He looks like a big baby!

Congrats to both of you!

BB said...

Have you ever seen a more beautiful baby boy? Well -- maybe there was just one about 29 years ago. You gotta love that red hair! God is good!!

DtCtyGrl said...

CONGRATULATIONS! We are so excited for you - Cross is beautiful! What a lovely family.

bigmama boles said...

Welcome, Cross! There are a lot of people waiting to smother you with kisses, so tell your momma to get out the mouth sanitizer. I think you look just as cute as we all pictured you would--hard to believe since you look so much like your daddy. Especially in picture #4. I'll bet he pitches temper tantrums just like that!
We love you, little Cross!!!! (you ,too, Mom and Dad)

mesina len said...
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mesina len said...

You forgot to mention that Cross absolutely adores his 'Nina'...ok, ok, he appears to adore everyone right now (but I know he likes me best lol)...We love the THREE of you and are so thankful that God blessed us and allowed us to be there :)
LOVE!!!
Nina and The Babysitter
P.S. What are those guts coming out of his belly button? haha kidding.
P.P.S. Sorry about the deleted post - you know I'm not tech-savvy

The Smittys said...

he's great, so perfect. i can't believe it is my turn next. help me lord. kelly congrats, you did the most awesome thing a woman can ever do.

wbray said...

kelly & jeremy!! he's absolutley perfect!! i love the red hair! :) I'm glad everyone is doing okay! I can't wait to meet Cross!! Love you guys and praying for your new family!

PS. i love the blog! it keeps me updated all the day down here in birmingham!

JP and Amy said...

Kelly, you are such a beautiful mommy!!!! I am so excited for you guys! You are wonderful parents already!!! Amy

Sherrie said...

What a beautiful baby boy! congrads to you both. God is awesome!! Yes, you are right about when you plan your life, God has other plans. Enjoy your bundle from heaven that God sent you. Looking forward to seeing you on. Christmas.

Becker Blog said...

Congratulations Kelly and Jeremy! Welcome to the world Cross! We love and miss you guys! Thanks for updating the blog so we can keep up with your family!
Love,
Tammy, Joe, and the Becker 3

BOOTS said...

Jeremy and Kelly, he is absolutely beautiful. I'm so happy for all of you. He is truly a beautiful blessing.
Love, Boots