Sunday, May 2, 2010

Here Comes the Son!

I thought my title contained some exceptional Beatles whit. I'm sure it will get an eye roll. The pictures say more than words.

Beckett Cale Brennan
(middle name pending)
Look Closely! That says 9 lbs. 9 oz.. Who's kid is this? We are both just little ones. So obviously this explains the progression of the day yesterday. We started induction at 7:30AM, broke her water at 12:30PM, pushed from 10:00PM to about 12:30AM and had a C section at 1:30AM.

The result, our little boy was out at 1:42 AM and mom is doing great. They're both sleeping right now.
Little cutie. He had just been weighed and footprints taken. He has a big cone head with a lot of swelling and fluid from the extensive pushing but he should be just fine. He is so happy and being so sweet already.
This boy was starving... couldn't wait for mom to finish up with the doctor so he got a little bit of formula help. No worry though breast feeding has gone great so far. They are both great at it.
I learned a lot about this woman past 24 hours. This girl is not shy of deep water. I now clearly understand how some men say over and over that the mothers of their families are their rock. This picture tells it all. She is so beautiful and having so much fun. This was not at a fun stage of the day either. I got so many smiles and precious moments. I've never been so scared and I've never been so impressed. I'm so proud of Alisa. Pushing that baby out ended up being physically impossible for her but she didn't hold back when they asked for more. She had more will power and raw determination than I've ever exhibited at any time in my life. I love her so much and as she said, "as scary and as hard as the day was, it was all worth it!"
Sleep sweet beautiful girl, you did great.

24 comments:

mommd said...

It Was a Sunday in May, how appropriate. Congratulations and Happy May 2, to all! I love you dearly.

MOM

Rachel said...

What a cute little baby! It sounds like you guys have had quite an intense 24 hours--hopefully the little guy will sleep so everyone can get a nap!

R.A. Sapp said...

This is Ryan writing for Anna....

"YAY, so happy! Congrats."

Sarah and Trent said...

Congratulations!! Way to go Alisa!!

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Jannicke said...

Congratulations!!! Enjoy and I hope Alisa recuperates quickly. He is sure a cutie.

Brianne said...

Way to go Alisa and Baby and Elliott. What a cute little family. May 2nd is one of my favorite days, each and every year. Congratulations, love and hugs! P.S. Claire, Brennan and I vote for Elliott as the middle name...

Lauren said...

He is darling! We are thrilled for you guys. I know how you feel going through a c section. Let me know if you have questions or need help! You look amazingly gorgeous Alisa! Love you guys!

Pam & Rich Egan said...

We're all thrilled and excited for you both. Many Congrats to you guys!!

chazilyn + patrick said...

We couldn't be happier for you guys!!! Alisa - you're AMAZING!!! And Elliot- you're already such a great dad:)

AND WHAT AN ADORABLE BABY BOY!!!

Congrats!!!

xxoo

Grammy Suzzy said...

Welcome to the world, sweet Beckett! And now SOMEONE understands...two of my boys weighed 9 lb. 9 oz! We are so very very happy that all worked out well. Alisa...you are just the best...and you look beautiful! And Eliot, we are so thankful our sweet Alisa found someone so wonderful as you!!!

Gayle said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you both. Love the name Beckett. Will drop by a gift at your parents house.

T and Jackie Isom said...

Congrats! That baby looks perfect! C-sections aren't the most fun thing in the world, but they are oh so worth it! Congrats again!

Anais said...

congrats you guys!!! And I almost got a little teary-eyed when I read that bottom paragraph you wrote about Alisa. What a trooper she is! I'm stoked for you two and your brand new baby!

-Anais

Holly and Chase said...

Wowzahs! Congrats on that cute baby. Way to make it through a very long, hard day :-)

Aubrey said...

Yay!!! Congrats! I love the name- where did you get it from? And he is such a cutie! Big kid Alisa...where did he come from??? Your too small to have a 9 pounder! Good job with labor and stuff especially through the c section...your a trooper! Congrats!!!!

Ky said...

Congratulations, Elliot!
The baby is so darling.
Best wishes to Alisa and the baby.

Sara said...

He is just beautiful. Congratulations to you both!

Meg said...

So so sweet. What a great post. You are so beautiful and you will be such a great mom. He is precious! congrats to you both!

rusty and julie thatcher said...

congrats to you both!!! 9 pounds wow!!!!! thats awesome! he looks like a cutie. can't wait to see more pics!

Liz said...

wowsers! I know how you feel with the big baby! Well, I am glad that everything worked out well. You are even gorgeous at the end of it all! Your baby is super cute.

leanne miner said...

Congrats Mama. Baby is sooo cute and you look great for all you went through!

The Carnavale Family said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you are both doing great. He is so cute! Can't wait to meet him.

Alisa said...

Thank you so much for the comments, encouragement and love. We're so happy to have amazing friends and family. LOVE LOVE LOVE you all!!!