Happy Birthday, Seth!

Last year on this date, I published Seth’s birth story; now, here are the pictures that were taken right after he was born. Just a very slight recap of the birth story — because I had called the midwife when I had false labor and had her come too soon (from about 90 minutes away), I decided to wait to make sure it really was really for sure really labor before calling her again. So, I called her when my water broke… and Seth was born about an hour later. You do the math.🙂 Plus, she had to arrange child care, so she got there about an hour after he was born.

Seth's First Picture (I'm talking to my husband, who missed everything!) :-(

Seth's First Picture (I'm talking to my husband, who missed everything!)😦

Keith meets his little brother for the first time

Keith meets his little brother for the first time

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I remember thinking that the baby was so small — probably about the same size as Keith was when he was born, which was 7 lb., 5 oz. Wrong!

The midwife looks over the baby

The midwife looks over the baby

Weighing my "itty bitty" -- nine pounds!

Weighing my "itty bitty" -- nine pounds!

The student midwife performs the neonatal assessment

The student midwife performs the neonatal assessment

9 Responses

  1. Now, that’s a good lookin’ baby!!! It’s amazing how great unmedicated babies look compared to drowsy, drugged babies. I’m surprised more moms (the “epidurals-are-heaven” moms) don’t care about this little fact.

  2. Great pictures! What a chunk! He is a fellow Gemini (my birthday was yesterday, your time, 5/29). This is a question out of curiosity, did the midwives check blood sugars on Seth because he was so big?

  3. Haylee & RR — Thanks!

    RR — No, I don’t think they did. I’ll have to review the video and see if they did, but I think they only pricked him for the PKU screening (and they may have done that at the 48 hour visit).

  4. I love the birth photos. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Awesome, Kathy! Happy Birthday Seth! (my little guy whose b-day is the 29th was 9lbs 2oz–his brother was 8lbs4oz).

    Molly

  6. I’m so glad you shared these pictures!! Happy momiversary to you. I had forgotten that your husband wasn’t there, either. Keith did an outstanding job as midwife.

    Cute kids you got there.

  7. Fantastic pictures! What an adventure! Happy Birthday to your little guy & Happy Birthing Day to you!

  8. Gorgeous!! I love birth photos!! You both look terrific!

  9. Awww, thanks for sharing!

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