Friday, October 24, 2008

One Year ago today!

7:30 am I woke up with my first contraction. Jourd headed off to work and I told him to wait for my call. This being my third labour I know it would be fast (also Bella's birth was 2 hours start to finish). I did some quick cleaning up and got Madysenn ready for school. By this time (8:15ish) my contractions were about 4 minutes apart. I was talking to my friend and had to stop to breath and she said "Kirsten that was only 3 minutes you need to go". So I called Jourd, he of course answered on speaker so the whole office heard me scream "get home NOW it is time to go".  
We then headed down to the old Kaiser hospital on Watt. When I walked in I was in the middle of a pretty major contraction and the best Mid wife in the world stopped and said I bet your about 5 to 6 cenimeters. Sure enough I was. I got myself checked in and got into my room. After a few minutes my parents got there then my doula and then my friend Janae came. It was a very full room. :) After only an hour and a half  it was time to push. After about 10 minutes of pushing he was out. The mid wife took him and put him on my chest and let him lay there for about 20 minutes. (I had never got to do that before because Bella was so early and Mady we saved her cord blood so they took her right away) But it was the coolest thing to have him snuggle down into my chest. 
Ewan James McClure was born at 12:15 weighing 7 pounds 15 ounces. Now one year later he is 24 pounds. He is just starting to walk. And is saying mama, dada, oh wow, and nighnigh. (night night) He is such a fun kid. He is Happy almost all the time. And has so much fun laying with his big sisters.


Janae said...

Happy birthday to baby Ewan!! I love him so much, I can't believe how this year has flown by. I LOVE the picture with his hat on. Soo cute, he is such a heart breaker!

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday to the little guy. He is so adorable.

Carly said...

oh those eyes... what a handsome little man he is! love it that jourdan got you on speaker phone in your moment of glory :)