Friday, November 12, 2010

Introducing Baby Noah!!

If you have talked to me lately you would know how stressed I have been with trying to catch up on quilting and this baby was not to come until I was ready! Well - he had a different idea and just couldn't wait. He was due on the 29th and I had him the 10th. I am so glad he didn't wait because I love this little man. He's a wonderful addition to our crazy house and we are so grateful to God for blessing us with him.


Me at the hospital with Noah - you won't see my face because I looked awful after a natural birth. Why natural? I kept asking myself that and telling Clint how stupid I was, but for some reason I wanted to know what it was like. It's painful - and epidurals are awesome. So - I won't be telling anyone they have to go natural - only if they want too. But - since I went natural I won out on the name - Noah Clint - and I get a $750 dollar shopping spree - that's half the difference in cost of an epidural which I went without. Just so you know - Clint didn't expect me to go natural to save money (we are self pay patients) but he did promise me that I could get a shopping spree if I did it. I would say that I was going to buy fabric, but I am in desperate need of new clothes - I will wait until the baby weight is off.


Here he is in his cradle - we didn't have that ready because I was sure I wasn't having him yet and had plenty of time to get ready. I was in denial about having contractions since Sunday.


Here he is with me on my bed. I have parked myself here and haven't left much. Clint was great about taking charge today and last night. He's a great Daddy.


His feet are so cute. He is so lovable. So far he's a great eater and he only cries when he's hungry.


Here he is with my oldest Lili - she has been really cute with him. The perfect older sister.


Jonah used to be my little guy. He's so huge now in comparison to Noah.

Thanks to everyone who wrote on my last post by Clint with congratulations. I am really thankful for your sweet compliments and great advice. I am going to just take a week or two to myself and this little guy. I hope you will understand.

78 comments:

Crafty Mama said...

Oh Judi, he is such an angel! Congratulations on your sweet little man!

Kristina said...

Congratulations. He is a doll! Natural is the only way to go for me! I gave birth to 7...all natural, all at home and each was wonderful. Great recovery too. The shopping spree sounds fun too!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh what a sweet little one and such a beautiful family. Enjoy!

Sherri said...

He is soo sweet...congrats again! I had my first one without an epidural...wish I would have thought to get a shopping spree back then...maybe my husband will let me have it now, lol! Please don't worry about my quilt...January is fine...just enjoy that baby!

Carol in E TN said...

How precious! Yes, take care of yourself and enjoy your new little one!

Martha said...

Congratulations!! He is a beautiful baby!! So glad it is over for you and it went well.

PattyBYoung said...

Love that baby! congrats!

Lisa Marie said...

He is so sweet!!Love his pudgy cheeks!

Sunnybec said...

Congratulations he is a lovely little man. Linda x

gale said...

Congratulations! He is so beautiful!!

Deb said...

Congrats again. The big sister and brother look so proud!

Karen said...

Congratulations! He is just gorgeous!

Amy said...

He is sweet and precious!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Congrats on the new little baby, he is adorable and the big sister and brother look so proud of him. Enjoy.

Puddles of Grace said...

Beautiful, Beautiful baby boy! Congratulations! Enjoy every single second and dont worry about any of us in Blog land!!!

Ethne said...

Enjoy your time with the family - as you know only too well your wee man will catch up with the rest of the family all too soon, so celebrate and embrace these special days when he's so tiny.

CJ said...

I went natural because I hate needles and the THOUGHT of them putting one near/in my spine for an epidural??? EEEEEEK!! But hey! I didn't get any $$$ for it! I will have to talk to my hubby about that.
Congratulations again, he is so sweet.

My daughter was born on the 10th of November and she is a genius. Just sayin' :D

Scottish Nanna said...

Little Noah is Beautiful I could pick him up and cuddle him.he is so sweet So you can give him An extra cuddle from me.
Hugs Mary.

Irina said...

Congratulations! What beautiful little man!
Well done for going natural! Yes, it's painful... but you recover much quicker! don't you think? so you can go fabric shopping sooner...;-D

DiahRothman said...

Congratulations, Judy.

Tangos Treasures said...

Awwwwww he's so cute!
Congratulations to all of you!!

Sarah Craig said...

He's so beautiful, Judi - but then so are all your kids!! I had mine naturally back when "real women don't have epidurals!" was the mantra - plus there was no way they were sticking a needle that long in me! My daughter told me I was an idiot when she had my granddaughter.... ;-) Enjoy your shopping spree!!

Caron said...

What a beautiful family and adorable little guy. Congratulations to the whole clan!

Angela said...

Congratulations to your family!

luv2quilt2 said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful addition to your family.

Karen said...

All of the pictures are beautiful! Congratulations. Enjoy some time with your family - you deserve it! Oh, and have fun, fun, fun, with that shopping spree - Yippee!

tirane93 said...

darling baby - and just think, in a mere 20 to 30 years they'll be all grown up! congratulations to you!

onlymehere said...

Oh, he's so adorable! Cuddle and enjoy him all you can! They truly do grow so fast. I had an epidural with my first that only worked on 1/2 my body, the second baby came so fast it didn't take effect until after she was born, so with #3 and #4 I went without an epidural to save the money so I don't really know what it's like to have one.

Your other children are going to be such big helpers with this baby. It's amazing how much they can help out. Now, go enjoy that baby and have a great day!
Cindy

Gene Black said...

he is adorable - enjoy!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

What a beautiful little boy! Enjoy your time with him:) My baby just turned 25... the time goes very fast!

vivian said...

So sweet! Congratulations! Good idea about the shopping spree! :)

Karen said...

Congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your new baby boy! He is beautiful and looks so huggable! Your other two children are gorgeous! Have fun shopping!

Linda said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful! I'd say you've earned a little shopping spree! Enjoy!

Quilt n Queen said...

Congratulations. What a beautiful bundle of PURE JOY!! Love those little feet too. First and foremost is to take care of yourself and your family...priority #1..and everything else, somehow, does get done. Everyone will understand. Have a wonderful day!

Lundholm Fam said...

You deserve time with him. He is so precious. I went natural with my second one and so kudo's to anyone who does it. Congrats again!!

btw we share the same birthday, Nov. 10. It's a great day!

Karen said...

Judi, God has blessed you with such a beautiful family. I had my son (31 years ago) natural, and fortunately it fades into a wonderful memory. It has been so neat to get to "know" you thru the blog, congratulations!!

Nielsen Family News said...

Wow he is darling- it looks like he has big hands, long fingers-soo cute! Congrats! And you're such a beautiful mommy!

Maggey and Jim said...

Oh, I am so behind.. Cutest baby and congrats . You are out of your mind tho' crazy but now you know?? Take care and enjoy this little treasure..
Maggey

Ruth B said...

Congrats to the whole family!! Noah is beautiful just like his siblings. I'm so happy for you all. I had natural childbirth with all 3 of my kids and I feel your pain! Rest as much as you can and just enjoy your little one. Thanks for sharing the pictures because we all wanted to meet Noah!

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful miracle you have been blessed with. He is absolutely perfect and I see lots of baby snuggles coming up!!! Enjoy these precious and short newborn times.

Nicki Lundeen said...

What a sweetie...Children are such blessings! Take every minute you can with all of them. They grow so quickly. Enjoy your family...we will be here when you return. Congratulations!

Nedra said...

Congratulations Judi, Clint and family!
I love the name Noah (same name as my grandson)
I'm so glad everyone is healthy and happy.

Me aka Supermom said...

Lovely!
Epidurals and interventions just leave you stuck in bed afterwards! I had my 1st two kids w/o anything and was walking aroung 30 minutes later. My daughter had different plans (failed epidural, emergency C...that surely would have cost a self-payer as your self over $10000!)
Congrats!

Rae Ann said...

Congratualtions Judi! A great addition to an already beautiful family. He is so precious! Way to go girl on that natural birth. You are to be admired!

Linda said...

Adorable baby! Adorable family! Congratulations!!!

Camille said...

Congratulations! He is so handsome.

Way to go natural- I am always so impressed when people are brave enough to do that. And 19 days early? Not fair!

I'm so excited for you. Enjoy your sweet little man!

Borderline Quilter said...

Wow, how wonderful,natural is great really no recovery time from drugs...what pain? It's soon forgotten!!
Noah is a beautiful baby!

Best wishes to you all!
Kay in Scotland

carolinehemsley said...

Congratulations. He is adorable! I love the photos especially the ones with his brother and sister. Take care. Caroline

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

He is ADORABLE!!!!! And his name...beautiful~ Congratulations to you and yours!
♥ Eileen

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Such a beautiful gift to the world! Congratulations to the whole family!

MGM

Tracee said...

Little Noah is so adorable, Congratulations to you and your family.

Holly said...

So sweet. Congratulations! I just love baby feet.

Kata said...

Congratulations!!!Love that baby! :-)

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Congratulations! What a cutie! Hope you are enjoying some time with your family, and wish you a great time ahead:o)
Happy Sunday,
Laila

Barb said...

What a cutie....you certainly are blessed. Glad all is well.

Sherry said...

He is so cute. You need your time with your little one and the family. Enjoy it all. Hav fun and what great memories that you will all have.

Roberta said...

Noah is just sweet, he is so handsome. Congrats!!

quilts said...

Judi
How sweet he is. You are totally awesome. How wonderful for your family to have this new addition. I love to cuddle with these little ones. Thanks for sharing this wonderful event with all of us. Enjoy your time getting to know him! Claudia

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Take lots of weeks....all the time you want and need. I didn't answer the phone or door for weeks and weeks. I could have cared less about the outside world.

He is beautiful, you are beautiful....and insane....natural? No way....never....nope....and get out of here!!!

You want new clothes....just post a link on your blog...."I just had a baby and need new clothse." Every Mom out there understands and we'd all drop some into the bucket....you would have been dressed like a queen in no time....there are easier ways girl!!! LOL

Big hugs :)
Kelly

Dawn said...

How gorgeous... so precious... Lovely little man esp with big bro and sis looking on .... loads of cuddles for him...
Hugs Dawn x x

SilkLover said...

Congratulations! You have a beautiful family.

Linda said...

Congratulations! Beautiful addition to a beautiful family.

Jen said...

Congratulations!!! He's adorable.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

What a gorgeous addition to your lovely family. I love the name Noah. I had my babies "naturally" and I know how much you deserve your shopping spree! Bye for now, Sandy. :-)

Stitched With Prayer said...

Judi, he a beautiful addition to a beautiful family. You take your time and rest up. Let yourself be pampered for a bit. While your resting you can think of what your going to spend your 'hard earned' shopping spree money on. I had both of mine natural but it certainly wasn't by choice. We didn't have epidurals 40 years ago and the blocks they tried were not very effective so totally natural it was for me. Your right, it is painful, but look at the wonderous blessing your holding in your arms just minutes after without a thought of the pain anywhere in sight. Big hugs and God bless...

Diana said...

Yeah! For baby #4!!! I am SO excited to hear how it is for you guys. We have followed you with each child, so I'm glad you guys are testing this number out. Let me know if I should even entertain the idea!!! He looks darling, and we love his name. Really, we have liked all your kids names so far! Way to go natural! Amazing. I've always thought you were totally impressive. We love you guys and can't wait to meet him in person!! Hopefully Christmas??

Beth said...

Jude,
I love him already!!! He is stink'n cute, and your a freak'n amazing. I love that idea of the shopping spree...I'm just saying it would be good motivation for me...perhaps I can talk Roy into the same kind of arrangment. I'll call you soon and we'll talk. LOVE YA!

Leah S said...

Natural is the way to go, I say! We needed to save the money too, so we went with a homebirth. Ain't no point in begging for an epidural. ;)

He looks like a cutie pie, and cuddle with him all you can, they grow way too fast. :( Mine is 5 months and 21 pounds and I just look at him wondering where my baby went.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Awww Noah is adorable. What a beautiful blessing from the Lord. Congratulations and enjoy your little man :-) They grow up way too fast.

Marisa said...

He's adorable! Enjoy your shopping spree! That was quite a deal! I wish I had been so clever!

ShadyB said...

What a cutie!!! Congratulations!!

PattyBYoung said...

Congrats! He's beautiful...fyi, my mom had 8, yep 8, children with natural childbirth....

Heather said...

You should hear me over here, I am sitting here oohing and aahing over him. He is beautiful and so teeny tiny. Isn't it weird bringing them home and realizing how huge your toddler is? :) I had my daughter natural and it hurt like nothing I can describe, you go girl!

Cali said...

Congrats! I didn't realize you were on number four! They are all super cute. We are having our first in January, and I'll take your word on the epidural. ;) Please tell Melinda hi for me, I haven't seen her forever, either. Thanks!

James-Linda said...

Judi+Clint,your new baby is so adorable! Thanks for posting the photos! Take time off now and enjoy him well!
Best Wishes!
Love,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Kim D. said...

Congrats on baby Noah!! He's beautiful!! Such a lucky family.. Enjoy!

Denise said...

Judi and Clint, What a Blessing, He is beautiful. Congrats and take it easy in the next few weeks, get your rest, sleep when he sleeps. Enjoy him! Denise Scott, fellow quilter in Ohio

Wendy said...

Judi, he is so beautiful! congrats to you and Clint. May his life be full of happiness and love. Get some rest and bask in the warmth of having a new bundle of joy to love.