Wyatt Andrew LeDoux....born 7/11/10 @ 6:45pm. Weighed 10 lbs 10.5 oz, 23 inches long with a big old 38 cm (15 in) head. Our big baby is finally here!

I'll write up his birth story soon, but until then...a few pictures...

Labor. Completely natural (no drugs, no nothing but my body working HARD), birthed in the water. 11-12 hours of early (easier) labor at home, 11-12 hours of active (harder) labor at home, 2 hours of active labor (even harder) at the birth center and then just over an hour of pushing. Karl was a phenomenal coach throughout it all...couldn't have done it without him!

Delivery. He was a purple little monkey, but started to cry and pink up almost immediately.

Newborn tests and baby's first diaper (administered by daddy himself, along with all of the subsequent diapers so far). Fun fact of the day: Wyatt's first diaper was taped on because he was too BIG for the newborn diapers and that's all anyone had!

Day 1. We brought Wyatt home from the birth center about 3.5 hours after he was born, and then today we've been doing a lot of cuddling and a lot of feeding and a lot of loving on our sweet little boy.

Welcome to the world, baby Wyatt! :)


Anonymous said...

Awww...what a sweet baby boy!! He's adorable and Laura, you are amazing. Can't wait to meet little baby Wyatt!

Love ya,
Laura and Scott

Kate said...

He's beautiful! He really looks just perfect in that last picture. Way to go on the birth! He's a big boy. So glad everything went well. Enjoy your little miracle!

Anonymous said...

So HAPPY for you, Laura & Karl. What an adorable little man!
Hugs to you all!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Wonderful! (I gasped when I opened the blog!) He's GORGEOUS! Laura, congratulations on achieving (and rocking!) the birth that you had envisioned. Karl you must have been an unbelievable coach. With such a big babe, that is truly amazing. I can't wait to hear how things are going for you and Wyatt and Karl. I'll totally be checking your blog. Take care of yourselves. He's truly amazing and you'll be wonderful parents. Wyatt is so lucky. WOW!! ~julie k.

Some Kind Of Funky! said...

Wow, he is gorgeous! Welcome!!