Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Welcome Vincent Ray!

Welcome, Welcome Vincent Ray McElderry!!

April 20, 2011

8 lbs 14 oz

21.25 inches long

In grandma's arms 2 days old.

At the hospital less then 24 hours.

Only minutes old.

Each baby is a miracle and produces beautiful smiles.

Josh got to deliver our baby. It was so special. He always wanted to catch a baby on his OB rotation, but never got the opportunity. Vincent was his first "catch".

My labor was good. I'm weird in that I actually enjoy the process of labor. (Remember, I've had two non-medicated births). Still, this labor tops them all for difficulty because the epidural didn't take correctly and I had extreme back labor for two hours. Although I have labored much longer, I've never labored in this type of terrible pain. Luckily, we had previous experience and Josh kept me breathing although changing positions with numb legs was nearly impossible. The anesthesiologist gave me a new epidural at a 9.5. Then the pain went to zero. It was fantastic. We cracked jokes, asked for a mirror, and let Josh catch the baby. I only pushed for twenty minutes. He wasn't nearly as big as predicted, and pushing (which I have not enjoyed in the past) suddenly became the best part of the entire labor. In fact, it was joyful. No pain, Josh catching and cheering me on---and Vincent.

Isn't he beautiful?


emilysigler said...

Yay! He's so handsome. Can't wait to meet him!

Charity Brown said...

Awwwwwwww! Cute! And how fun that Josh got to catch!!!

Wendy said...

Yay! Congrats! Glad he is here safe and you all look great!!

Valerie said...


Abbey and Todd said...

Lara he is beautiful! I love that Josh delivered him. I've always hoped that Todd will be able to deliver ours. We'll see! I'm glad everything went well, and that you were at least pain free at the end.

Joey Rachel Avery & Ansley said...

He is BEAUTIFUL! & I'm so so so happy for a nice delivery;) Congrats to you and your family!

kristin said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Lara! So happy for you and baby Vincent. Can't wait to meet him. Do you need dinner?

Alisa said...

Oh congratulations! And yes, he is beautiful!

Laura said...

he definitely belongs to you! what a cute boy!! and super cute hair!