Sunday, August 24, 2008

He's here! Our new baby is here!

After a wonderful birth Sebastian has made his presence into this world!
You can see photo's here
I will write up the offical story soon but for now here is a copy of the email sent to friends and family...

Aug 23, 2008
We are excited to announce that this morning around 6am we had a beautiful baby boy! My water broke around 3am and I went into what I would call "real" labor at about 4. We left the kids sleeping this time and Ricky and I had a great birth together under white twinkling lights (I decorated our room and bathroom for the birth!). I am usually a very independent solo birther but this time he helped me a lot and I really wanted him there for me, it was very wonderful!

The kids did all wake up one at a time immediately after he was born into my hands and so they were able to join us in the excitement and not miss the fun. We all welcomed him and adored him right away. All within minutes or seconds of each other: Penelope came, then Layla, Ethan, Sage, and Charlotte.

He is 8 pounds and 21 inches long....yeah 8lbs!!!! My biggest baby ever! (Layla was 6ish pounds and Penelope was barely 7 lbs). We named him Sebastian before he was conceived. We did not truly care if we had a boy or a girl, but I knew there was a boy out there waiting for us. I attached some pictures of the little guy. Penelope didn't want too much to do with him for the first couple hours, now she adores him and wants to carry him like a baby doll all over the house. Everyone is beaming with gratitude! We are so blessed!


Mist said...

Oh yay! What a cute little guy. I'm glad to hear that you, baby, and family are all healthy and doing well.


Claudia said...

Congratulations to you all and welcome Sebastian. Sounds like a romantic birth.

Lots of love from Holland,

Anonymous said...

Welcome, baby Sebastian! I've been checking your momma's blog almost every day, waiting for you to get here!

Shauna, congrats. I'm glad you got your boy, and so glad he's big and healthy.

Lots of love,

Mom of a Half Dozen Kids said...

Thank you for the nice comments!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! He looks so sweet.
Welcome Sebastian!

Love from Wisconsin

tansy said...

Congratulations! he is adorable.