July 30, 2006
NOAH JONATHAN BROWN!!!
Noah arrived Thursday night at 9:51 p.m! We are so happy to finally have him here with us! He is absolutely beautiful!
Here’s a few quick details about the day…
– Julie was in labor for 15 hours! The majority of the time we were told that she was going to have to have a c-section… she proved everyone wrong and delivered vaginally!
– Noah was loud! He came out screaming and all the family members who were waiting down the hall knew exactly when he was born!
– Noah is a big baby… his official birth weight is 9lbs exactly!
– He’s 21.25 inches long!
– The cots at the hospital are about as comfy as sleeping on monkey-bars.
– We were discharged to go home at noon on Saturday. Noah looked so cute in his car seat! We are happy to be home!
That’s about it… we are all healthy and happy! Thanks to everyone who has helped us out, sent flowers, called, visited, made us food, or anything else! We appreciate all the support!
Here are the first of the photos… more to follow!
July 26, 2006
Induction it is! Tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. Julie will begin induction and sometime tomorrow we will be parents!
The doctor decided to induce based on the fact that the baby has not been moving down. For the last couple weeks he has been stuck at the -3 station. She said that if the baby doesn’t move down, Julie will be at high risk for a c-section… so bringing on labor is a last effort to get the little guy to come down. If it doesn’t work, then they’re taking him out with a knife and a shovel (that’s how I like to imagine c-sections… I’m sure I’ll be disappointed!). Either way, tomorrow I’ll be a dad!
I’m kind of glad… the doc said that if the baby had been at a more normal station she would have made us wait it out.
Our baby will be one of the rare few that is actually born on his due date!
Wish us luck… I’ll post some pictures and details as soon as we get home. Until then, take care! Thanks to everyone who has supported us and cheered us on up to this point! You guys are great!
See you soon!
July 25, 2006
It’s Tuesday afternoon and we’re still waiting. I think the baby is just trying to get a point across… “Hey guys, I’m just letting you know who’s going to be calling the shots from here on out. Keep waiting suckers!”
Tomorrow we have a doctor visit to discuss inducing.
I’ll keep you posted!
July 24, 2006
Remember Christmas time when you were a kid? Remember how you got that knot in your gut on Christmas Eve? Remember how you were so excited that you couldn’t sleep?
Having a baby is somewhat similar… only you don’t know what day Christmas will be, so that knot just kind of lingers.
July 21, 2006
Holy crap! This little dude is taking his time! As of yesterday Julie was dilated to a 3. We’re just waiting for her to go into labor now.
Will we be having a baby this weekend? Or will he continue to be stubborn and hold out until next week?
Anybody want to guess which day? I’m gonna place my bet on Sunday (this is Vegas… so betting on babies is ok).
What do you think?
July 18, 2006
Hey there! I’m really sorry about the lack of updates… thanks for your concern! I’ve really just been hesitant to write out a post since things can change so fast in these last couple weeks! That and the fact that we have been keeping busy with all the final preparations! So much to do and so little time to do it!
So here’s where we’re at… everything is progressing steadily and slowly. Julie has started dilating. We’re still just waiting for that little guy to decide he’s ready. The doctor said we can speed things along by taking walks. We’ve been taking walks all day, everyday and it doesn’t seem to be doing much (but really, what do I know?).
We have the hospital bag by the door, the car seat installed, the house cleaned, the budget adjusted, and just about everything else imaginable done… it’s all up to him now!
I hope for his mother’s sake that he’ll get out of there as soon as possible. This last week was a long, hot one!
I’ll let you know as soon as anything changes!!!
July 8, 2006
What’s going on people! I apologize for the lack of updates this week… it was my last week of summer school and I had so much work to turn in. I just didn’t get around to posting. The good news is that I am out of school for the next six weeks!!! It’ll be so nice to have a break!
As for the baby, we’re just waiting for him to get here! Julie is just hanging in there and being extremely patient. She’s a tough girl, but she’s ready to not be pregnant anymore. The 110 degree heat is miserable enough when your not pregnant… I can’t imagine how she must feel!
She went to the doctor yesterday and the doc says that she’s full term now and can expect the baby any day. Holy crap! We’re gonna have a baby!
So in the mean time we’re just hanging out and trying to get the house ready. Lots of cleaning. Julie is taking it easy. She likes to kick back on the couch during the hot hours and play my Nintendo DS. I don’t blame her.
I’ll try to update pretty often in the next couple weeks. I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as little Noah decides to make his appearance!
(BTW… the picture above is of Julie and my sister Jen, who are only a few weeks apart)