Monday, October 13, 2014

James Ignatius

He's here!  Today, a little after one o'clock in the afternoon, the newest member of our family, James Ignatius, was born via scheduled c-section.  

This was by far my easiest c-section (and the only only when I wasn't already in labor).  And we received the excellent news that the last c-section had healed very well with very minimal scaring!

I spent most of the afternoon in recovery, since my blood pressure was stubbornly low and kept dipping down to 70-ish over 30-ish, which meant lots of monitoring until, after several hours, it finally went up enough that I was able to move to a room.

Our little guy is doing great.  He's our smallest baby so far (so I have no idea why he felt so huge!) at 8 lbs 7.9 ounces and 21 inches. He feels so tiny to me now!

Now for the pictures that we snapped over the course of our busy day!

Waiting to be prepped for surgery.

It was almost time...

In surgery.
Waiting to hear that wonderful cry that would announce baby James' first breath!

Born!!!
Weighing in at 8 lbs 7.9 ounces!

Meeting Daddy and Mommy!

Footprints on Daddy's arm!


Our sweet boy... cuddling on Daddy's chest.
Swaddled and cuddling with Mommy!
 So far he's been a very calm, quiet little guy.  I have to keep insisting he wake up for long enough to nurse.  He's mostly interested in napping at the moment!

Thank you to everyone for your prayers and well wishes!  I still can hardly believe that this day has arrived!

27 comments:

  1. What a beautiful boy! Congratulations on the newest blessed addition to your family! Rest up and love on your family. God bless you all!

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  2. Congratulations! I love his name. St Ignatius is very special to me. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers as you enjoy your newest blessing. I've enjoyed following you along this pregnancy - it still seems like you just started your weekly pictures!

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  3. Love the name. That's the first time outside of my family that I've actually seen his middle name used as a name. I think it's awesome that older names are making a comeback.

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  4. He is so, so beautiful!!!! Congrats Cammie!! I totally wanted to ask (but didn't want to pry) whether you thought a planned section was as wonderful as I did -- so much easier than an emergent one!! CONGRATS!

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  5. He is so beautiful! You look gorgeous too. You have the most beautiful eyes Cammie.
    Eddie was a sleeper too. Be happy you can rest. Praying that he stays a quiet contented baby.

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  6. Congratulation! He is beautiful.
    Kate

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  7. Oh, but this day did arrive and what a blessing! I am so happy for you, and your writing and pictures brought tears. You are such a good mommy. God's blessings on all of you and Congratulations! linda R.

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  8. Congratulations Paul and Cammie! He's a perfect baby! Yay!

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  9. Congratulations! He's beautiful! God bless him!

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  10. Congratulations, Cam! What a blessing!

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  11. Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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  12. Congratulations!!! He's beautiful! So glad everything went well!!

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  13. Congratulations! I love his name. We have a Louis Ignatius. :-). May God bless you and your beautiful family! TB

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  14. Congratulations! Glad to hear everything went well and your son is doing good. Love the name by the way!

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  15. I left a lengthy comment, but wasn't signed in. DOH
    First, I want to say - you look beautiful.
    Secondly, James Ignacious is spectacular.
    AND thirdly - the foot prints on your husband's arm slay me.
    Wonderful.
    Many blessings,
    EM

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  16. Congratulations!! He is beautiful!!!

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  17. Such a cutie! Congratulations and God's blessings on all of you!

    Marie

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  18. Congratulations on your new beautiful baby boy! So happy he's healthy and you are doing well. Love the photo of his footprints on Paul's arm.
    God Bless. ~ Bonnie

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  19. Congratulations! He is beautiful!!

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  20. Congratulations on your sweet baby boy. Great name, too. I hope you have a smooth recovery.

    Peace and blessings.

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  21. He is absolutely adorable!!! Congratulations to all! I'm so glad the C-section went so easily.

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  22. He is adorable! Glad all went well.

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  23. Congratulations, Cam and family! Welcome James Ignatius! What a handsome little guy. Love the name. And congrats on the great news that there was minimal scarring. What a relief. God bless.

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  24. Congratulations! He is adorable!

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  25. Beautiful, congratulations! May God bless James and shine His face upon him, giving James grace and peace :)

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