Saturday, November 14, 2009

Henry Jared Mathews

Hi all!! This is Rochelle, and yes- we've had the baby!!! He is perfect :) He was born on Friday 13th at 11:08 am. He weighed 6 lbs 9 oz, and is 18 in long.

I thought I would just give a quick update on the delivery- pictures will come soon... I promise- but I am using the lap top the hospital has, and I think this might be the oldest laptop ever! On Wednesday, I went in for my 38 wk check up after having been to the dr's the day before because of painful and frequent contractions. Both times at the office, my blood pressure was high, so my midwife decided it was better to get the baby out than to wait and let me get sick. So- Friday morning rolled around!

We woke up, called ahead to make sure they had room for us, the I showered, shaved my legs (you are welcome, Ben), put a little water proof mascara on, and headed out the door to have baby! I got to the hospital, had my water broken around 8:30 am, and by 11:08, Henry was here!! And can you believe it...? I did it totally naturally! YEAH!! My midwife was wonderful, and it was the most relaxed situation I could have imagined. Really though- there was NOTHING that went wrong. THAT is such a good feeling after Grant's awesome entry into the world.

Henry is really a great baby. He is sleeping ALL THE TIME! He latches on when he wants to eat (again, opposite from Grant) and got the all clear from the Dr. He hardly cries, but I am guessing that will change soon. Because of the H1N1 awesomeness- there is a restriction on visitors at the hospital, so Grant can't come see him. It will be an amazing day bringing home Henry (or HenWy as Grant calls him) home to meet his amazing big brother.

All in all, I am doing really well, and so is Henry. I love feeling so peaceful about everything. THIS is how I would like all my children to come into the world! Stay tuned for cute little pictures.

7 comments:

Bebedores do Gondufo said...
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Makayla said...

Congrats! So good to hear that you and baby are doing well! Man I hope mine goes that smoothly... You are so lucky!

The Young's said...

Happy day! :) Can't wait to see more of the little guy. Mattson is a little confused, when I showed him his picture as he has a friend "Henry" at church. So, when I said this was Henry, he wasn't so sure about that! LOL Love you guys! :)

Those Schank's in Fallon, Nevader said...

Hurray!!!! A new, sweet, little nephew! Love you all!
(Hey, we need your address!)

J and L said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!

jamie said...

such a cute name! i'm still laughing about you shaving your legs and wearing waterproof mascara! you are awesome. I am so glad that everything went well (and quick). That is awesome that he is sleeping and latching and coming home with you! i still remember with grant- that was so hard for you guys. Congrats to both of you. Post Pictures Soon!!!

Candice said...

I can't believe you did that all natural!!! I