Sunday, April 10, 2011

He is here!


Robert Foster was born at home in the water on Saturday at 7:17 pm. At 6 pounds 14 ounces and 20 inches long, he is our smallest baby. He loves to nurse already, so I'm sure he won't be that little for long! We love our sweet little guy.

A special thanks to our friend Jenn who came to the birth and took a ton of incredible photos for us, including the two in this post. I just love them and will treasure them forever. She did a fantastic job of capturing the birth and most of the time I didn't even notice she was taking pictures.

The birth was amazing. I didn't use a single Hypnobabies script, but I was right--taking the class was a good idea. Not everything went the way I expected, but I think the important things did. Suzi was present to see her baby brother come into the world and she couldn't have handled it better. She even cut the cord, with a little help from Daddy and Carey! I'm so proud of her. Ivey spent the night with Maw and Paw and will meet Robert today.


I haven't been able to sleep much, but I feel great anyway. Robert is asleep in his cocoon I made (it totally fits, and so does the hat!) but will probably be waking up soon to nurse. More photos soon, and at some point a birth story too!

11 comments:

Megan said...

Oh Jenny. Beautiful. You fill my heart with love.

Megan said...

This is to Suzi from Aiden:

"Did you get to kiss your baby? You are my sweet little princess"

Amy @ Anktangle said...

He is so gorgeous! Congratulations, Jenny! Can't wait to hear the birth story & see more photos of little Robert.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jenny! So happy for you. I was at the beach all weekend with my family and one of the first things I wanted to check when we got home was your blog to see if Robert had arrived yet! He's gorgeous. Can't wait to hear your story (I have a feeling that he came pretty fast!)Enjoy! Crystal G

Jamie said...

Congratulations!!!! He is beautiful!!!

Theresa said...

Oh Jenny, congratulations! You and Jordan look so happy, and Suzi looks like she assists with births every day. I can't wait to see more pictures and hear the story.

Kristin said...

I was checking your blog all weekend to see if he had been born! Yay! Congratulations and now I can't wait to hear a birth story!

Paige said...

Cogratulations! I love your blog, I'm planning a HBA2C in July. http://thecrunchymamacita.blogspot.com/

CJ said...

Woo hoo!!! What beautiful pictures! I'm glad things went relatively well! Welcome to the world!!

Amber said...

Hooray and congratulations!

The photos are just beautiful. I can't wait to read more about the birth, and about baby Robert.

Morgan said...

Congratulations!

What beautiful pictures of your baby's birth!