Thursday, January 17, 2008
Isaac James Kellen 01/14/08
The doctor came in and broke my water at 8:20 a.m. on the 14th of January, and shortly there after contractions had already begun. I couldn't believe that I would soon be holding my little bundle of love. The oversized jacuzzi tub and birthing ball all helped me advance through each contraction, up until the very end that is. Finally the time came to push. YIKES! Going through birth without an epidural is much different than going through a birth with one. I can't begin to describe the intense pain I was going through. The burning and stretching sensation was more than I ever thought it would be; and like most women who try to go without an epidural, I hit the wall and asked for one. However I knew I had asked too late and my doctor nicely told me, "Honey, we are way past the point of getting an epidural." Guess I had no other option at this point but to grit my teeth and get the job done...and I did. At 6:54 p.m. Isaac James Kellen was brought into this world. He is so beautiful! Unlike his big brother Isaac has a good head of brown hair, very long fingers, and long feet. Isaac weighed in at 6 lbs 14 oz and is 20 1/2 inches long. What a wonderful miracle God lets us experience.
Here is mommy and my two boys.
And here is the proud big brother loving on his little brother for the very first time. Samuel enjoys pointing out all of Isaac's facial features to include his nose, ears, hair, eyes, and chin. Samuel also thinks that his little brother's hands are funny and how they move. Looks like they'll be best buds, at least for now.