Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Jubal Andres

 40 weeks and 3 days pregnant.
 Quick run down for anyone interested:

I had my membranes stripped on Monday again around noon and spent the afternoon vacuuming the entire house, and walking around and having NO contractions.  And then around 5:40 I had a REAL contraction and I knew I was going to labor.  Sure enough, they were coming every 5 to 6 minutes from there on out.  Leo was picking up my mom at the airport and I called him to tell him not to stop anywhere.  He got home and changed and ate some dinner and we left for the hospital around 7:40 PM. I was dilated to a 3, which was the same as when I was at the doctor's that afternoon.  Anyway, I always think I'm dying during labor.  True story.  I know I'm not, but yet I was sure happy to get an epidural around 9 PM.  The doctor checked me again and I was dilated to a 6 and the epidural had only taken on one side, so the anesthesiologist came back and dosed me again.  It was pretty pleasant after that, I chatted with my labor and delivery nurse, Kae, the whole time.  She put down our guesses for the weight and length and had everyone vote on a name.  She was really sweet.  After the epidural took complete effect, she put in the foley and checked me, and then promptly put my legs together and said she would be right back with everyone.  By time they all started arriving I was feeling pressure to push, and my doctor told me I could the next time I felt pressure, and so I did, but then I could tell she wasn't really paying attention yet.  So I told I was pushing, and she said, "OH! Yes you ARE!  Hello baby!"  Anyway, she had me slow down a bit  and he came out on that first push.  I guess that wasn't a quick run down, but the whole labor was fast, and really nice.

 I love these pictures of Leo!
 Leo and Mom brought the kids by the next day.  Jubal was yet unnamed.  I was actually very decided on Oliver Andres, but then I was looking for ideas for birth announcements on Pinterest and every 4th baby was named Oliver.  Which was really disgruntling to me.  So then on Thursday I told Leo jokingly that we should just name him Jubal, and wouldn't that be so funny because my dad is always trying to get someone to name their baby Jubal after Jubal Sackett. And then we were like, we SHOULD name him Jubal.  Anyway, it was a close thing, but Jubal won out.  All the nurses voted for Oliver though.  But I was telling my Ob this morning my dilemma, and she said she liked Jubal and was putting it in her notes that his name was Jubal.  And I was talking to Isabel on the phone and she was insisting on Oliver and NOT Jubal but it was so cute how she said Jubal that she did more to convince me on naming him that than not.  So just before we left the hospital I filled out the paperwork to name him Jubal.

And here he is all snug at home!  


Andrea said...

I'm definitely pregnant--seeing the pictures of your kids holding Jubal made me cry. He is sooo cute, Kami! I love how sweet and newborn he looks in the pic with Ana. She looks like a pretty proud older sister, too. Love it.

Okay--must go pull myself together and make gravy.

Babies are such miracles, and I'm glad your miracle arrived without complications.

The Haws Family said...

So handsome!!!! Definitely worth the wait :) I'm so happy you're both home and doing well. I can't get over how many kids you have in that picture. Ha ha

Anonymous said...

Yowser, what a perfect name for a superb young adventurer. Already looks like a game changer!!!


Andrea said...

PS Don't think I didn't LOVE the picture of Lando holding Jubal. Awesome!

Lynn said...

Wow! He's barely here and you are writing up the details of his birth already. I'll just keep calling you supermom! ; D He is a gorgeous baby. You are blessed to have your mom there. Rest when you can. And enjoy that sweet one of yours.

Kayli said...

HE's sooooooo cute!!! I'm so glad we got to meet over Skype. :)
I'm glad everything went well and you are both healthy and happy.
You look sooo pretty in the pink dress! later.

Anonymous said...

Jublain Sackett (Jubal)- Third son of Barnabas Sackett. He was the first Sackett to cross the mountains and see the plains. Known as the quiet one, he is a ghost in the woods. Spends much time away from home and eventually quits the hills of North Carolina for the Rocky Mountains. Marries Itchakomi Ishaia, a "Sun" of the Natchee.