Friday, April 24, 2009

Week 40...but not really...Baby B is over a week old!

So here is my brave belly shot at 40 weeks...

While I still have a belly, something is missing...

Yes, after my post written at 2:30am last Wednesday, Mike and I headed to Stamford Hospital, I had a decent labor (active labor went by really fast, just as my OB predicted), and after almost 2 hours of pushing (the part I was most scared of, but turned out to be pretty amazing, albeit long), our beautiful baby boy was born!

Baby Bouteneff was born a week early (so we have some winners on the guess-the-birthdate-post!) on April 15 at 12:56pm. He was 7 pounds 13 oz and 19 inches long--strong and healthy (although a bit jaundiced in this picture). I will go into details soon in another post, but I had to get something up before too much time passed.

So here are a few pictures in the meantime from when Baby Bouteneff was only a few hours old, and I will post again soon about my birthing experience!





8 comments:

Mary said...

Congratulations, again, and thanks so much for posting the photos. Tara, I love the one of Dylan ON your belly, juxtaposed with the one IN your belly! What a sweet little boy. I am so happy for you both, and look forward to more stories and accounts of his birth.
Much love to the THREE of you!
T. Manya

Monsoon Mama said...

yay! he is so beautiful. congrats again on becoming a mother... i'm so glad that labor and delivery went so well! not that i'm surprised at all-- we all knew you'd be a rock star! i'm glad that dylan's jaundice is better, and we can't wait to hear more about how he's doing! much love to you all. xxoo

Kat said...

I love the belly photo! You look great, Tara! Well, all 3 of you look great! You look like a family :) Hope all is going great and you are adjusting well to being parents. Dylan is precious. Looking forward to hearing more about your experiences. Thanks for sharing!

etc at Fierce and Nerdy said...

So cute. I love the pic where he's looking quizzically into the unknown future.

grandma berta said...

Much love, congrats and prayers for all 3 of you! And he's even more beautiful in person!
love, Mom aka Grandma

Mike said...

Thanks so much, everyone, for following and supporting all these months! Onwards to the next journey...parenting! (We'll try to post some thoughts about the birth, like Tara said, soon...)

Sophia said...

congratulations to all! What a gorgeous kid! Much much love!

Tara M said...

Thank you, everyone!! Yeah, Dylan says a lot by how he looks quizzically into the future...and how he is smushed up against me in my bikini top (there is one picture that is hilarious of him in that pose where his one eye is closed and he's like, "Come ON, Mom!" all wrinkly in his face. It's funny)