We have a baby!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by donna723, May 4, 2009.

  1. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    We finally have a BABY!!!!!

    Ethan Zachary, born Friday afternoon ... almost three weeks early and 8 pounds 2 oz.! Not without a little last minute drama, of course! He was coming really fast, she went from 5 cm dilated to 8 very quickly, then to 9 and then 10, and they told her to start pushing. So she pushed and pushed and nothing ... after two hours they ended up doing a C-section. His little head was bigger than she was. That first day after was really rough on her, but mom and baby are both just fine and they let them go home yesterday evening.

    Of course, my home computer has nose-dived on me so for now I can only get online at work, and there's no way to post a picture now. But he's absolutely beautiful! He looks like one of those porcelain dolls with pink cheeks and lots of reddish-blond hair. He looks like he's two or three weeks old already! I'll be leaving to go to S. Carolina on Friday and I'm taking my computer with me. My sister in law ("Techno-Boy") is going to work on it for me and promises to have it better than new! It only needs a $20 part but if I took it in somewhere they would charge me hundreds to put the part in ... so better this way.

    So I won't be on much, except for when I can sneak on at work. But thank you everyone for your good thoughts and wishes! I'M FINALLY A GRANDMA!!!!!
  2. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Congratulations Grandma! I can't wait to see the picture :)
  3. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Thank goodness he was early, 8' 2" is no preemie size....... glad all went well and they didn't wait too long for the c-section........ ENJOY!
  4. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Congrats Grammy!! One of difficult child's friends had her baby also this weekend. It was so wonderful to hold a little sweet baby. OMG - I forgot how it feels. When I spoke with the new grammy, my friend, I told her it was like holding a piece of pure heaven. I had to let H drive home from the hospital because I was on such a high I almost hit someone in the crosswalk!

  5. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

  6. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Congrats! Can't wait to see him!
  7. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    He sounds beautiful, wishing you all much joy and happiness.
  8. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    What wonderful news! Glad everyone is doing well -- can't wait to see pics! Congrats :D
  9. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    CONGRATULATIONS GRAMMY. Nice to hear baby Ethan and Momma are doing well!!

    OF COURSE WE WANT PICTURES.......(send some of toes for TOTOE-ro)
  10. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Wahooo! Congratulations Grammy!
  11. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Congratulations. I am so glad that all went fairly well. Give the sweetie a nuzzle and hug from this board auntie. :angel:I'm sure he is an angel and waiting patiently for you. : )
  12. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    How wonderful! Congratulations Grammy!
  13. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I'm thrilled for you! Sending happy hugs and prayers. DDD
  14. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Congrats! I'm sure you can't wait to get your computer up so those pics will be flying out of that computer from the proud Gramma!
  15. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    Congratulations to the new grandma. Can't wait to see the pictures.

    I just LOVE babies. :)
  16. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    HUGE congrats Grandma!!!!!! :D :D :D

    Can't wait to see pics of the lil (big) guy!!

  17. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Oh Baby toes!!!
    I was just gazing at a baby in the grocery store today! Only 4 days old, so sweet.
    Even 8 pounds sounds huge at this point in my life. LOL

  18. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Aw Donna, he sounds adorable. I love the name Ethan...and Zachary! I can't wait to see the pics.

  19. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Congrats! Wow...8lbs and a premie! I will eagerly await the pics.

  20. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Congrats!!! So happy for your family!:) Can't wait to see pics!