Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Meet Elliott, a.k.a Sprout

Hi bloggy buddies!  I don't have too much time but I wanted to let you all know that Sprout decided to arrive fast and furious early yesterday morning - I think I went down in history for first time births as the quickest labour and delivery ever - from end to end, less than 3 hours (1.5 hrs of active labour and 14 minutes of pushing) - yes, you heard me!

I'm doing ok and baby Elliott (Sprout's a boy!!) is doing great - I'm copying and pasting the email that we sent to our friends and family yesterday so you can catch up on how it all went down for the meantime.  More to come from my side (you know I want to record every detail)once I get a chance to!  We can't believe he's here and he's ours!  Praise God!! 


Hello everyone,

Our baby decided to join us a bit sooner than expected.   He was born on Oct 26, 2010 @ 6:29am.  After 1.5hrs of active labour.. .and only 15mins of actual pushing...
Can I say my wife is a super star!!!  SuperStar!!!  =)

Wen started feeling some contractions around 3:30am... but thought it was too soon... and dismissed it and went back to sleep... until about 20mins later she said to me... Joe I don't think your going to work today... and which point the contractions started picking up dramatically!

We waited at home till about 4:30... and called our midwife to let her know that the contractions were occurring 1min long.. btw 2min breaks... crazy!!!!  I was like... okay... Joe, game on!!! 

Our midwife called our original hospital, but it was under staffed.. and so we were routed to Ajax... oh crap!!! With the nightmare of stories in that hospital... I thought for sure.. it wasn't going to be pleasant... but off we went...

I took us less than 10mins... while I was driving 140+  but under 220.  =) 

We got there safely... fortunately, it was a quite evening...in the hospital...

By the time we got there, Wen was already 8cm dilated...  She was at the point of no return... aka no drugs.. =(

This is were it was Wen's turn to say... oh crap!!!   But the mid wife meet us there... and said that Wen had gotten through the hardest part...

After leaving Wen with the midwife... I dashed back to the illegally parked car... and got the night bag carry on, pillow, binder, backpack, fruitbag, purse and my wits... I was pretty much a pack mule... and dashed back to register.. .and to catch up with Wen... this probably had taken 15mins...  by the time I returned... Wen was fully dilated... and was ready to start pushing....  15mins later...  Elliott was born healthy, screaming, crying, and with a full head of hair! 

Approx 2hrs later.. .after Mom and baby were assessed to be health, patched up and stable... they asked us if we wanted to go home... we immediately said yes... and now we're chillax'n with our new son...   What a crazy morning... Thank God that Mom, baby and me made it through the quickest 1st birth ever....  

Thank you all for your prayers and support.  We are so grateful and excited to introduce Elliott to you all... 



22 comments:

  1. OMG...congrats and welcome to world Elliott! I knew the minute I hit "my refresh button" for your blog and read the title...I got goosebumps for you. I am so happy that everything went so well with the delivery and birth. Now you can begin your lives as a family of 3. He is just so handsome and look at all that hair. This little guy wanted out and into this world for sure. Can't wait to hear more and see more pics as the days go on.

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  2. So excited for you and congrats on being tough! I hope my labor is that easy! Elliott is a handsome till man and I love the name! Enjoy this every special time.

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  3. Wendy!! HOORAY!!!!! I'm so happy for you! I was *just* thinking to myself that I needed to check in on you because I had a feeling...

    Congratulations to you both. And Welcome Elliott! You are such a lucky little guy!

    He is adorable. Enjoy your new life with a little boy. I can't even tell you how wonderful it's going to be! Congratulations!

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  4. Yay! Congrats. He is beautiful.

    Wow, I think you got the "infertility exemption pass". See below link for explanation!

    http://www.999reasonstolaugh.com/2010/10/705-the-infertility-exemption-pass/

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  5. Yay! Yay! Yay! I love the name (it's my Grandma's maiden-name)! And you're one lucky woman to have such a quick delivery! I loved hearing the story in your husband's words, and look forward to hearing it in yours! Praise God he is here safely! Welcome to motherhood...Enjoy!

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  6. Aaaaahhhhh! Yay I'm so excited!!! Congratulations & welcome baby Elliott! Sprouts a boy! How awesome that your labor was so quick & they let you go home right after. Hope you are all doing well & enjoying your little miracle. God bless!

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  7. Congrats on your beautiful baby boy! I'm so happy to hear that you had just a quick delivery! I guess he really wanted to meet you. He is such a cuite! Congratulations!!

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  8. Oooh my gosh Wendy!!!! What a surprise! I did a double take when I saw the title of this post. He is ADORABLE - I am SO incredibly over-the-moon HAPPY for you! I can't wait to hear the details, but it sounds like you did AMAZING, Mama!!!

    Oh and I love the name!

    Congratulations!!!

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  9. Awe... I needed a good cry today. I'm so thrilled for you. What a beautiful baby boy and I love his name. So glad everyone is well! xo

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  10. Omg, OMG!! I just got goosebumps reading this!! Sprout is here! HE is here, baby Elliott!! And such an amazing birth!! WOW!! That is SO great!! He is absolutely PERFECT and I am so happy for you and your new family of three! ♥
    Can't wait to see more pics! CONGRATS!!!

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  11. Yippie for a healthy baby and a BOY!!! Congrats to the new parents and of course the much loved Wendy! Can't wait to hear her version!!

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  12. Congratulations! Boys are awesome. :) Sounds like a pretty awesome birth experience (except for the no drugs part!) He's very cute, and I like his name too. :)

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  13. Beautiful, beautiful Elliott! Congratulations, Wendy. He's gorgeous.

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  14. Wendy, this is wonderful news :) I am so excited for you! Congrats :)

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  15. What?? This is so unexpected! Congratulations on a BEAUTIFUL little boy. I wish you good health and lots of happiness with Elliott.

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  16. Congratulations!! He's beautiful!!

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  17. Congratulations little one welcome to the world. Did you do something special to have a 3 hour labor?

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  18. Congratulations! He is beautiful! I am so glad everything went well!

    {{{hugs}}}

    ~Em
    (From The Lilly Pad...my Google account is messed up right now)

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  19. He's absolutely precious. Congratulations to both of you! I'm so glad to hear your labour was quick and smooth! Take care and enjoy this time with your little one!

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  20. Congratulations Wendy! I can't believe how fast things went for you. I'm so glad you are are both doing great. Can't wait to hear all about little Elliot!

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  21. Congratulations!!! Elliott is beautiful. So good to hear the labor was quick and you delivered safely :) Sending Many Blessings & Love your way!

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