Sunday, September 14, 2008

A baby boy, as cute as can be!

It's been a wonderful weekend. My grandson Brody was born. My daughter-in-law and the baby are both doing great. Dad is recovering.
I was privileged to be able to attend the labor and the birth. It's the CLOSET I've ever been to seeing a baby enter the world. During Kenz's birth, I was at the head of my daughter's bed. (Giving birth to my children, I was also at the head of the bed.) This time I was assisting, holding one of my daughter-in-laws legs, while she pushed. My son was holding her other leg. We hadn't planned it to be this way. One of the delivery nurses had come in the birthing room to help start the pushing process by stretching the perineum. She was going to hold a leg and my son was going to hold the other. Jody suggested that I hold one leg, so the nurse could have both hands free.
I was soon face to face with the OB doctor. She was wonderful, explaining everything she did. Every time she saw a contraction starting she would tell us to get in position, pick up her legs. Jodi would go chin to chest and with all her might bear down. Jodi borned the baby, no doubt about it. Labor is very hard work. Even with an epidural, it was Jodi who brought the boy into the world. My son was an excellent coach, he coached her to push, then encouraged her to rest, then push. It was teamwork.
When Brody came out I burst into tears. OMG he is so cute! was my first thought. I probably should have been checking to make sure he had all his fingers and toes, but he just looked so darling. I wasn't expecting him to be so perfect, especially after his long journey down the birth canal.
He was born in the middle of the night, about two in the morning. It was dawn by the time my head hit my pillow. The next day I wasn't tired, just excited and ready to visit the new family at the hospital.

Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.
Carol Burnett.


Jill said...

What a birth story. I envy you getting to be right there at the birth. Can't wait to hear all about your grandson!

Tiff said...

Aw, a big Congratulations going out to you! Glad everything went well, enjoy!

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

Welcome to the world, Brody!

Congratulations to all of you! What a beautiful baby! Just precious! And thank you for sharing the experience with us.

I was able to help in the same manner when my Grandson was born. What n amazing experience it is! He was supposed to be a girl, but as soon as his head popped out I knew he was a boy.Don't know how, but I did. All those little pink things had to be traded in for blue. LOL

Enjoy your time with your new Grandson, and be sure to give Kenzie a big hug and a congratulations on being an older cousin for me!

Connie said...

Thank you my dear blog friends,

I couldn't wait to tell you about it. Today is another beginning of the rest of my grandma days! I am looking forward to every minute!

Angeline said...

Sooooo cute! Congrats! Glad that everything went smoothly!

Nana said...

Nana Connie, Congratulations on your new grandson! The family name goes on. We recently learned our daughter, Kaitlin and Emily's mom, is expecting our third grandchild in May...3 weeks before our son's wedding. I look forward to your "Brody" updates.

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