Monday, September 24, 2007

Happy Birthday!!!

Drum Roll . . .

Baby J has arrived. Not exactly on a red carpet, but latex and gauze served even better. Baby J made her appearance without incident this morning, Monday, September 24 at 8:12, via cesarean section. Baby J seemed to be quite put-out at the impudence of the two doctors who rudely extricated her from her warm, though wet, hiding place.

She seems to have recuperated from the surprising event and is doing well. At 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 19 inches long she is a beautiful brown-haired, squinched-up baby. She came with a complete set of all the regular accoutrements: 10 fingers, 10 toes, two ears, etc. She has thick little thighs, a barrel chest, and broad shoulders. She looks the picture of health. She has a very cute cry and loves to cuddle with her mom.

She had a bewildering few moments when we tried to get her to nurse the first time, but she caught on quickly, and, at the second go, she did a superstar job--her parents are so proud.

Here are a few pictures of Baby J.

Mom and Baby are doing well, both resting.

8 comments:

mnspringer56 said...

What a beautiful baby! I'm glad Sierra finally made her debut. She must have been a little too comfy in "utero" and not wanting to come out! Best of luck with your move next week!
your "other mother!"

Joanna said...

I see Aliya in her! She is beautiful. You have a beautiful family.

Jeffery and Nicole said...

Congratulations! I didn't know you had a blog! How are you guys doing?

Melanie said...

Congratulations Jakemans! I can't believe the baby is already here; I remember finding out Rebekah was pregnant... geesh where has time gone! Good luck with everything!

Joanna said...

I can't wait to see the next entry on the Jakeman family. I miss you guys and our fascinating conversations on whether or not you can trust someone who comes to your door selling something. Thinking of you all.

Cory & Alli said...

I don't know if you guys read this blog anymore, but I just found it! :) Can't wait to get another update!

Joanna said...

Okay, so this is my third comment on this blog post which means that it is time for another Jakeman update. What are you guys up to? Where are you living? How's the baby?
In case you haven't heard, Jake and I are expecting a little baby Dec 21st.
Much love!

Hannah said...

Congratulations! I found your blog through Cynthia and Peter's. Three's VERY busy! Good Luck!