Sunday, May 10, 2009

May 8th, 2009

On May 8th, 2009 Jim and I became the proud parents of

Hunter Owen Jacobs

Jim and I woke up at around 2:45 am on Friday morning to head for the hospital. I was induced. About thirteen hours of labor, and two pushes later we welcomed our son into the world.



Note: I was in the middle of a REALLY bad contraction in the above picture. So what does Jim do? Picks up the camera, cracks a joke, and takes my picture. A few minutes after this I broke down and started crying. I think my exact words were, "I don't want to do this anymore." Jim set the camera down and transformed into the sweet sensitive man that only I am privelaged to see in these types of situations. When some of his family members and friends ask, "is he EVER serious?" I can assure you, when I need him to be, he is. He calmed me right down, massaged my back, and assured me all would be well. About an hour later I got an epidural and all was well. Jim was free to start cracking jokes again. And believe me, he did. :)

Hunter was born at 4:58 pm, he measured 20.25 inches long, and weighed 8.6 lbs.





Jim and I are amazed that Hunter doesn't look at all like Tralee. In fact, we can't quite figure out who Hunter looks like. The few names that have come up are John (Jim's younger brother), and my Mom (Jim sees her in Hunter's face, but I don't think so). No matter who Hunter takes after, we're so happy to welcome him into our lives.


Ten tiny toes and ten tiny fingers. Perfect!


Tralee couldn't be more thrilled and more protective of her little brother. All she wants to do is hold him. She's so gentle with him, and often puts up a fight when we take him off of her lap. Being the parents of two WILL NOT be an easy task, and to be quite honest, I'm terrified of the first day it's just me alone with my two munchkins. However, it's a task I'm willing to undertake. I love both of my children so much, and hope and pray I do what's right when it comes to raising them.

Tralee's first glimpse at Hunter. It was love at first sight.



I'm pretty tired now. So, I'm going to go sleep while the baby is still sleeping.

Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers.

16 comments:

MattJulieGavin said...

HOORAY!!!! He's gorgeous...or handsome. I'm glad you and baby Hunter are well. Tralee looks & sounds like she is going to be an amazing big sister!!! CONGRATS you two!!!

The Hansen's said...

Happy Mother's day to you! And Congrats on getting a handsome little man into the world! Glad to hear everything went well and you are both doing great.

The Bradley Family said...

What a handsome little boy! Happy Mother's Day!

Amberly said...

congrats!! his little wrinkly feet are adorable. enjoy every minute you have with help nearby... and happy mother's day!!

Necha said...

YAY!!! I am so happy for you!! YAY YAY YAY!! He is so cute!!

Mary Ann Carlile said...

Yay! Congratulations and Happy Mothers Day to you! I am so glad to hear that everything went well. And it's funny because when I saw the first pic of Hunter, I thought that he reminded me of Tralee's baby pics! Maybe I am crazy;) Anyway, good luck and I will think of you going through the same growing pains as we are - that will make me feel a little bit better!

The Peery Family said...

Happy Mother's Day! What a precious little boy! Thanks for sharing the miracle. Rest up! We love you! Teresa

Hannah said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations. I am happy that he is healthy and well, and you are too! He is cute little peanut! yay!!!

PS--did you get the package I sent you?

Nikki said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful!

Joni said...

Oh I'm so glad he's here. He's adorable. Congrats!

The Kelly Variety said...

Congratulations!! He's a cutie.

Andrea said...

He is GORGEOUS! What a sweet little guy! Congratulations you guys. Happy Mother's Day to Leslie...what a gift!

Audie said...

I'm so happy for you. I started to tear up reading your post. I'm glad everything went well. I hope Hunter is a great baby and that you adjust well to having 2 munchkins around. I'm here if you need to chat and cry about the stress!!

Boom said...

I guess I could post a few pictures with the Grandmas. Love you lots! All of you!

Mom

Aunt Debi said...

Yeah! I'm so happy that Hunter is finally here! Congrats! He looks adorable. You will be and are wonderful parents. Just sleep whenever the babies sleep so you can get your strength back. We love you!

Michelle Burk said...

Love all the pictures. He's adorable. Enjoy those first weeks. They go so fast!