Thursday, January 22, 2009

Live Blog of Liam's Birth

1/21/08

7:15 pm - Jen (that's my wife's name - I've referred to her as Mrs. Piggy up until today) is laying in the full bath tub. I'm sitting on the toilet next to her. Candle lit. Contractions are coming less than 4 minutes apart and lasting 40 seconds or so. We've called the midwife and she told Jen to take a bath. So ... we'll see.

Anna's downstairs making cookies with her aunt, who's living with us for the time being. The cookies are for my 30th birthday, which is tomorrow! Anna's already started singing happy birthday to me and Liam.

My brother and his wife's son was born today in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Babies all around!


8:07 - We're off to the hospital!

9:29 - We're at the hospital! She's at 8 cm and we're going to have this baby tonight!!! Probably before midnight!!!

10:09 - Welcome baby Liam! Born at 9:46. 8 and 9 on the APGAR, great! Had a little miconium (sp?), but coughed it out and got it sucked out. Had a healthy cry and is now calm on Jen's chest.

1/22/09

12:05 - I'm 30 years old and Liam's asleep in my arms. This is the best birthday present money can't buy.

12:43 - couple photos:



Anna and I were playing Scrabble yesterday. She wanted to spell her name and it kept going from there:



7:13 - Liam's sleeping by himself right now with his hands up by his face. It's awesome. He breast fed really great last night and slept most of the night. He only woke up when the nurses came in to wake him up. Mom and Dad got significantly less sleep, of course. In fact, if I had to wager a guess, I'd say that I got none. None sleep. That sounds about right.

25 comments:

Kris said...

Ooooh! So exciting!

Liz said...

Yay! Best wishes to you both and Liam!

matt said...

It's a win/win. If Liam is born today, he will share a birthday with Jacob. After midnight, little billy and daddy will have the same birthday. Not to point out the obvious, but some might not understand the implications of having this kid on either of these two dates.

Celeste Hill said...

We can't wait to hear the news he has arrived! I was just thinking as I was tucking Elliott in that he would be born tomorrow. We will see!

Jessica said...

Woah!! 8 cm already!! Yay for my new nephew!!

jeremy said...

this kid has an excellent sense of timing already, l like him already! wish the time until we get to meet him was shorter! :]

Celeste said...

Can't wait to see pictures. Congratulations mama and daddy! Welcome to the world Liam.

jeremy said...

Welcome Liam! I can't wait to see you!

Jessica said...

Yay! Liam!! I almost burned the cookies because I was distracted! They are a going to be crispy!!!

Niecey said...

Congratulations! How wonderful.

Hase said...

Welcome to the world, baby Liam!

cristy said...

Congratulations!

half pint pixie said...

Huge congratulations to the little piggy clan, and welcome to the world Liam! And of course happy birthday to you too :)

zerbert said...

Congrats and happy birthday to both of you!! The scrabble picture is so cute, too

Kris said...
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Kris said...

Yessir! One happy birthday for Al coming up!

Congratulations and all the love in the world from me and Britta. We can't wait to meet our new faux nephew!

Evan Nelson said...

Huzzah!

mindy said...

Awwww!! Congratulations! He looks like he has a good set of lungs in that picture! :-)
Can't wait to meet him!

Jeni Treehugger said...

YAY!
Congratulatons to you all.
(((HUGS)))

Neta said...

Happy birthdays!
Welcome to the world, Liam.

mainehopie said...

Congratulations from Maine! Thanks so very much for sharing a bit of the experience.

Mark Leonard said...

Awesome! Congratulations! I think think Liam is screaming because he can't wait to visit Southern California.

Yesim said...

Huge congratulations and happy birthday to you,too1

Tara said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Happy birthday to you, welcome to Liam!

herbivore said...

Aww this is so sweet. I wonder if I ever was that sweet to my little brother :)