1.13.2011

Wonder no longer....

HE'S HERE!!!!
It's been a great day!



It "started" at 3:00 a.m. with a puddle on the floor next to my bed. 



It "ended" with a beautiful well nourished baby boy at 7:55 this morning when I received him into my arms. 

All 9 lbs and 4 wonderful ounces of him!
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect birth....
{Well, except for the stitches.}

We're pretty sure his name is Devon.

Now, let the real fun begin! 

30 comments:

Theresa said...

Congratulations! yay!!

Katrina said...

9 pounds! What a big boy. I am glad everything went well. I can't wait to hear all about it. Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Congratulations Julie! So glad he's finally here!

Mansius Family said...

Congratulations!!!

Lynette said...

Congrats Julie!! He is so precious.

Jilene said...

Yay! congrats Julie. were you late?
enjoy him to pieces!

Mary said...

Congrats! I'm so happy he's here! Born on the 13th! AND 9LBS! WOW!

Christene said...

Julie, congratulations on your newest little one! Having four is fabulous. I don't think I have been more in love and cherished the moments more than I've learned to do with my baby. By now we know how fleeting it is. Soak him up! Love and best wishes to you and the family!

Cindy said...

YAY!! Congratulations! He's Beautifual. You just had a 9lb baby..at home, and time to blog??!! You are just supermom. Congratulations to the family! =)

Amy Joy said...

Way to be so brave and patient! He is beautiful. I am so happy for you guys

Angie Larkin said...

What great news! What a big beautiful boy! I'm so glad to hear things went perfectly! What is REALLY cracking me up is you already having a blog post about it! LOL! You crazy girl! Love it!

Eve said...

Congratulations! What a darling, darling bundle of big baby boy! Enjoy your first few days. I'll be calling you soon to have the kids over to play!

The Williams Family said...

Oh I love how chunky he is! I give birth to babies 9 lbs+ and wouldn't have it any other way! I'm so glad it went well for you.

Mucho take it easy... said...

I love that you did a waterbirth! Congrats once again to you and your family! :)
Jessica H.

Michelle said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad he's here! He's so cute and plump! I'm thrilled that you had a short labor and that everything went well... I can't wait to hear more details!!!
Oh, and I CANNOT believe that you were able to blog about it TODAY. You ARE supermom!!

Anonymous said...

Yah, SUPERMOM and SUPER DAUGHTER!!! I'm proud of you Julie and happy that you're so happy!!! It was a privilage and a pleasure to spend the special morning with you and your dear ones!!! I love my Sweet Julie!!! Love, MOM

Larae Taylor Merritt said...

yay! Congrats! He came fast! Devon is a cute name!

Chels said...

oh, congratulations Julie! What a beautiful event! I'm so happy for your famliy! What a wonderful one you have built! Enjoy that snuggly little bundle of joy! xoxo!

Amanda Warren said...

Wow, Julie. Jewelry and a hair accessory while giving birth! That is impressive. But, not as impressive as natural child birth in your home in a pool of water! Way to go!

Ashby Family said...

Yeah!! I can't waite to hear more about it! Congratulations. So did you waite until today to find our he is a boy like you planned or did you find out sooner? He's very cute. (I love Anna in the background with no clothes : ) )

Melissa, Ryan and Addy said...

Congratulations on your new little (or big) one! He's a cutie!

Rebecca said...

Congrats Julie! I guess that means you'll be ready for the next big project sometime this weekend--I'm always amazed at how soon you're ready to be out and about after a baby--but on the off-chance that you're not, I want to bring dinner in and/or have the other kids over soon (we're getting over a sicky germ around here so we'll wait till we won't spread the joy). Sometime I want birth details!
Rebecca Winsborrow

Angela said...

Goodness! What a big tiny boy! I can't wait to here more! You up for walking on Monday? Maybe I'll give you till Wednesday!? =)

Congratulations!

Caitlin said...

YAY! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful home birth! :) You are awesome and just want to wish you congratulations!

i said...

Thanks everyone! He is way bigger. LUCKILY it didn't make it any harder on me....i think it's all about head size. :) I know I'm crazy, but I was so excited I HAD to share. I just blogged while I sat and nursed and my mom helped do laundry. Hopefully I'll get around to more of the story before he starts to wake up more! He's a such a cutie!

Judy said...

Congratulations Julie!!! Glad your wait is finally over!! What a perfect little Boy!!!

Michelle said...

Wow, looks like you did great! How fun to have all the kids there to welcome their new brother. Enjoy your new baby!

Stacie said...

Yay! Anna must be so happy now.

We'll call you and come visit the newest member of the family soon!

kristi.runyan said...

I'm impressed! Eddie's four months old and I haven't even wrote the blog post yet! :) congrats! He's beautiful! Hope things are going well. Four is fun, really. Much more fun than three. Love you!

Becky said...

Congratulations Julie!! What a sweet little bundle : )