Saturday, June 9, 2007

Baby Isaac


The scoop....My contractions started around 1 am Wednesday morning. After timing them for an hour I decided to get up and throw some clothes in the dryer, take a shower, and do a few other last minute things. Well, when I got up and went to the laundry room my water broke! (a first for me) So Carl called his mom who came and stayed with the kids. But, after my water broke my contractions stopped! My Dr. wanted me to go on in to the hospital since my water had already broken. We got there around 3 am. I was still only dilated 2 centimeters. They wanted to start my contractions up again with petossin, but I asked if we could wait to see if they started back on their own(my experience with petossin is just almost NO break between contractions). My Dr. agreed to let me go 4 hours to see if I made any progress. I had a few more contractions and by 8 am I was dilated almost 5 cm. Around 9 am my contractions started getting more regular and closer together and he was born at 10:30 am! I could not believe he weighed 8 lbs!! My biggest baby! He has chubby cheeks and little chubby legs. He LOVES to eat and -so far- is not much of a sleeper, although he did do good last night and I got a 5-hour block of sleep. SMILE! Abby has been a big helper and Caleb and Ella can't get enough of him. He has quite a head full of blonde hair and his eyes look like they are going to be blue, just like his Daddy's. I love his name, Isaac. Isaac was the promised child to Abraham and Sarah in their old age. A promise that seemed impossible to fulfill. But God reminded Sarah " Is anything too hard for God?" His name is a reminder to me that God always keeps his promises!
3 am...Bethesda North here we come!

Soooo glad he's here!

Love at first sight!

My first chubby baby!

Isaac in his new home.


Big Sister Ella

My big helper, Abby!

Finally, a brother.

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12 comments:

Marty said...

Dear Janie.....

It has been YEARS since I have seen you...my maiden name was Martha Scarbrough!!!

I have such great memories with you and Julie...

Congrads on the new baby...#4...Your look fantastic and as beautiful as ever!

Check our my blog at mysteriousmarty@blogspot.com

Does Julie have a blog?

Gayle said...

He is such a beautiful baby!
Even though he did not come on his due date June 10 My birthday:) I still consider him my birtday gift from God! We love you all! You are a great mommy!
Love,
Grammy

~Heather~ said...

Ohhh Janie, he's sooo cute! I love chubby babies. Since Noah weighed 10 1/2 lbs he was very chubby too...he looked like he was 3 months old. =) I love his name Isaac too!

I'm with you on the NO petossin (sp?)! It's worse than unbearable. I had it with both Kimberly and Sarah...and so I BEGGED JESUS to let me not have to have it with Noah...and he answered my prayer. (The doctors and even the anathesioligist (sp?) tried 10 times to get an IV in my arms...I'm sure to give me the potossin...but God wouldn't let them...due to my prayers. ;) (My arms looked like a battle field!)

So glad that little Isaac is here safely, that you got 5 hours of sleep last night, that he's doing well eating, and happy for his brother and sisters to have their very own baby brother! K, S, and N are praying for them one of those too! (Only I don't want him to take after Noah...I want him to weigh in at 8 lbs or LESS! =)

Love, Heather =)

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! A blessing from above. The kids are gonna have to take a number to get their turn holding him. I can hear abby now,engineering it all!! Can't wait for my turn to hold him again ....just counting the days.

Mom said...

oops, janie. i clicked the wrong button. Anonymous was me. love,mom

Beth Dickinson said...

He is SOOOOO CUTE!! I really love his name. That is one of the name we was thinking about for Isaiah.

Love
Beth

The Real Mother Hen said...

Congrats and be blessed, always!

Stephanie said...

That first picture of Isaac is beautiful! He is so adorable - and so photogenic - just like his mother. Luv ya!

Tamra said...

He is absolutetly gorgeous. I think you can say that about a boy...at least while they are still babies. :)

Samuel said...

congratulations Janie and Carl!!

I stopped by to see Apo and was surprised to see Baby Isaac's pictures. I think he looks more like Caleb Oh yeah and why did Carl let that fish back in the lake ... You'all should have had a 3 days meal. man that was a big fish...well congratulations on the arrival of Isaac Carl ...
I will let my Mom know you have another baby boy....

Susanna Pilmore said...

I know I've already said it but he is absolutley beautiful!!! I just can't believe you had him natural. You are tougher than me!! He looks 2 months old and Grammy said he likes to eat!! So much for newborn clothes!!

Stephanie said...

I love chubby babies!