Friday, May 29, 2009

We did it!

It's a boy!

Announcing Robert Nicholas, born Wednesday, May 27th, at 8:10pm.
  • 10 pounds even
  • 21.5" long
  • Head circumference: 14"
  • Chest circumference: 14.5" *
  • Tons of blond hair
  • Covered in chubby, delicious fat rolls
  • Cutest baby in the nursery... by far
Photos and birth story to follow soon, but here's the quickie version: it was an all-natural, drug-free vaginal delivery. Nobody was expecting Robert to be so big, least of all me... He surprised all of us! His shoulders got stuck briefly, but were freed up fast and it didn't cause him any damage. (I, on the other hand, am simply shredded, but that's for the long version. ) Robert's still at the hospital due to some breathing issues that are apparently common in big babies, but is doing great and is due to be released tomorrow morning. Breastfeeding going OK so far, although it's hard to tell at 48 hours; we're on the way back to the hospital now for another feeding.

*You know how they say that the head is the biggest part? Apparently, not always the case... Let me describe that bit sometime.


Bella said...

Yayayayay!!!!! Ok - I'm sending you our small package of goodies - congrats to you and baby Robert!!!

Mara said...

Thank you!!

warbler said...

mara!!! i am so excited to hear this! congratulations! ooo, your baby is here! yayyyyyyy!

Bex said...

wahoo! I don't need to tell you to give him loads of extra cuddles from me.

lucky little bird said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

ayla said...


Ten pounds, that's HUGE! I'm so proud of you. I can't wait to see pictures and hear your birth story. YOU GO GIRL!!!

Laura said...

Oh wow!! Congrats! And way to go on the natural delivery!! I wanted that so bad...but, wasn't able. Hope you all are doing well! Here's to many sleepless nights to come! ;)

Rachel said...

Oh MARA!!!!!!!! Woot, woot, wootie woot! Much baby love and kisses!