Thursday, September 24, 2009

Introducing...Jonathan Augustine Flores!

It is pretty amazing how much life can change in just a few days. On Monday, I had Braxton Hicks contractions on and off all day. I hoped they would not get regular. I took a warm bath, laid on my left side all day and drank lots of water. My mom was driving down from Montana to help take care of my bed rested self, and I was determined to welcome her to our house that night. Well, our plans aren't always His plans.


The quiet before the pushing

Between 8pm and 10pm my contractions were getting more regular and increasing in intensity. We called Danny's mom to come over to stay with Christian until my mom was set to arrive (only a matter of minutes after we left Debbie). We headed to Loma Linda Medical Center as I prayed for our baby...only 35 1/2 weeks in my belly.


Upon arrival, it was determined I was 4cm and in preterm labor. After being admitted, I hung in there with contractions for a while. I was given what ended up being 3 shots over a course of 4 hours to try to stop my labor. However, little Jonathan didn't care about those horrible shots...he was determined to come into the world.


At noon on September 22nd I pushed Jonathan Augustine (with the assistance of my husband, nurses and doctors) into this world. He screamed RIGHT AWAY...the sweetest sound I have ever heard (Christian didn't cry for a full minute after he was born via C-Section). I got to hold him right away. Even though I delivered him at 35 weeks, he was 6lbs 2oz...the same weight as his brother. He had NO breathing issues, has had NO eating issues and NO jaundice. Hallelujah and praise God.


New baby Jonathan


I have to say, I have never felt like more of a rock star than after I delivered Jonathan. How empowering! What a blessing, I had a successful VBAC! The entire experience was an answer to prayer, and gift from God.

Christian and my mom came to the hospital a few hours after Jonathan was born. Christian was SO EXCITED to meet his brother, and kept asking to give him "kisses". He was really quite gentle too, I was so proud.

We have now been home for 24 hours, and so far so good. Christian is learning how to share the limelight. 'Tana Nana has been incredibly helpful in every way. Sleep will come to us, eventually. All I can say is that I'm doubly smitten!

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and well wishes. We truly are thankful for friends and family like you who have supported and encouraged us along the way.

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