Saturday, December 20, 2008

Enjoying some family time!!!!

My husband is able to take some time off to be with us, and it has been a relaxing time. Yesterday was the 1st day that we even left the house. We have been taking it easy and bonding with Deacon.

We had some friends come over and they brought a meal, Papa Murphy's pizza yummmmy. We enjoyed the company, and we enjoyed the meal afterwards.
A Thank You goes out to the Yates family.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby Stroupe!!!!!!!!!

Deacon James Stroupe
8 pounds 12 ounces
19 1/2 inches

He has light blond hair, but not much of it. He is a meaty little thing. He looked a lot bigger than we all thought he was.

Labor went pretty smoothly, it took a little longer than the last one but everything went great.

I delivered in the hospital with a wonderful midwife, that is all natural, and is all about mommy, daddy, baby, and what they want. I also had a wonderful nurse that helped out also. The hospital that we went to is a baby friendly hospital and there are only 2 in the state of Illinois, and let me tell you they are wonderful.

I spent most of the time in the great big jacuzzi tub, while Andrew was leaning over the tub with me praying with me and trying to keep me relaxed as much as possible. My husband is what keeps me going during labor.

After several hrs in the tub I decided to get out and try to get things moving. I got up moved around Andrew did some wonderful hip and back massages. After about 15 min Deacon is ready. I only had to push 2 times, Andrew is the one catching but my midwife had to jump in because our little Deacon has big shoulders that did not want to come with. Before his shoulders were out he was already crying. I had a little more bleeding they like to see, but all is doing well now and we are home and just lounging and trying to rest.

I will post more to keep you up dated, and now time for the fun things.......

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Deacon James Stroupe

This is Jamie's Husband, I'm sure she'll post some tomorrow, but for her loyal readers I'm going to post a few teaser photos on her behalf of our new man child. I wont give away any details, she did the work I'll let her tell the story :)