Sunday, March 18, 2012

Welcome Nathan Robert Francis!

Nathan Robert was warmly welcomed into the world March 16, 2012! 
We are absolutely thrilled he is here.  It was an eventful day.  The day started with a doctor's appointment for Tyler (more about that later), then Tyler went with Grandma to her house and I went to my doctor appointment.   Still no progress and the ultrasound estimates showed our baby boy weighing in at 10lbs. 7oz.  My doctor didn't really want to induce labor, potentially put me through 20 hours+ of labor and then still end up having a C-section so he recommend a scheduled C-section.  I had the option of the same afternoon or Monday.  Why in the world would I wait to meet my baby boy, especially when he was predicted to be SO big?  Same day (Friday) it was.  I called Jeff to come home and prepare to have a baby!
We checked in at noon and waited for our "turn" to have a baby.  Seems so strange as this is not how we predicted it would work out this time.  We really should learn by now that our "plan" is not how it is going to work out. 
Mama before...thrilled to have her photo taken while feeling like a blimp!
Attractive, right?

Now for the photos you really care about...
Warning: Nathan is less than 48 hours old and we have taken over 235 photos so far...
Welcome, Nathan Robert! 

Daddy got to cut the umbilical cord.

9 lbs. 11ozs.  21 inches long.  39.5 centimeter head circumference (yikes!)  Big, healthy, perfect boy! 
 (Mommy was thankful it was not the 10lbs. 7oz. predicted earlier in the morning!) 

Huge feet - surprise, surprise!

So, so, so calm during all his assessments.

Daddy and Nathan!

First photo with Daddy, Nathan and Mommy.  (lovely angle)

Mommy is excited to check him out and touch him. 


So thrilled to have my baby boy in my arms...finally!

Plenty more posts to come...


  1. We are so happy he's finally here too!! He's so sweet!

  2. Congratulations on your sweet and precious addition! Can't wait to see some more pics :)