Sunday, October 08, 2006

Paxton Sharp, 8 lbs., 54 cm

We're enthralled and tired. A quick rundown in words and photos.

10pm - Go to sleep
12am - Wake up because Holly's cramping contractions aren't sleep-through-able
3am - Call Lis, our midwife
3.30am - Clear out living room, blow up and fill up birth pool
4am - Lis arrives
5am - Other midwives arrive for support, I keep warming up the birth pool with boiling water
6.30am - Holly guides Paxton to safe arrival in the birth tub
7.30am - Paxton is asleep on my chest

So there are the words...now, some photos...











23 comments:

Kirsty said...

Congrats! Very awesome news. I love the pics, sooo cute! Now come the sleepless nights, eh?:)

Danae said...

yay yay yay!!! awesome... i love you guys and i'm so excited for you!! he's beautiful! hard work, wasn't it?? (megan went all-natural, no drugs, too!) so SO worth it. eager to hear more once you all get some sleep!!

-paula

Mrs. said...

congrats! the pictures are amazing. I am so glad to see that everyone is healthy.

peace- dawn luecke

Jasen and Amanda said...

congrats!!! so so excited for you guys...looking forward to talking soon-
j and amanda

laci said...
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laci said...

hooray hooray hooray! welcome, paxton!
-laci-

Chris Marlow said...

so awesome, congrats and enjoy EVERY moment!

Chris Haw said...

so beautiful. what an amazing, fast birth story. you two are the poster people for natural home births!
love,
cassie

Will said...

There are many shouts of celebration here in Lexington, KY. We love you guys so much! Congrats. God's blessing on all three of your lives and your big collective life together.

Sivin Kit said...

awesome! fantastic! "Changgih!" (which is a mixture of awesome and fantastic in Malay)

Well wishes all the way from Malaysia ... from 1 year old plus Elysia my daughter, Gareth (oour little boy who just turned 4 on October the 8th) - which means Paxton and him have the same birthday? and "Uncle and Aunty" Sivin & May Chin.

saranell said...

Hooray from the Hartmans! We rejoice in Paxton's safe and fast arrival. Way to go Holly! Simeon is looking forward to having a little buddy at our Emergent gatherings! We pray for joy and energy in the next few months! Love, Saranell, Tim and Simeon

JennOFarrell said...

brings tears to our eyes. the three of you are beautiful.
damien and jenn

JennOFarrell said...

brings tears to our eyes. the three of you are beautiful.

damien and jenn

not your mom said...

We are sooo thrilled for you guys! He is amazing! The first 6 weeks was the hardest for us. I remember so clearly the many 1 or 2 am's crying, longing for sleep while feeding, rocking, and convincing my babies that they were fully fed, changed, and need to be sleepy! :) What a ride this will be...it's awesome and you both will be incredible parents! Maybe we can get up there one of these days to visit you and meet the little guy! We love you! Love, Richelle...and family

gdwill said...

Breathtaking! So happy for you 3.

Greg and Jolie

sarah jane said...

oh gosh. this takes me back to our own son's home birth. congrats. i don't know you guys, but we briefly met in dallas. i'm so tempted to just cry. this baby will totally blow your mind and create love (and strife) beyond your wildest dreams. i'm truly happy for you two... sarah jane in dallas.

aurora said...

so beautiful! i can't wait to meet paxton.

tony said...

Much love and many congratulations coming your way from Minnesota.

Tony and Julie

jkoch said...

wow. what a precious sight. many congrats and blessings to you all.

jodie and ryan (from the samson abode)

Andrew Greenhalgh said...

He is beautiful guys! Major congrats from your Florida friends!
Love you guys!

andrew & erin

Ryan said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures. Congrats to you.

Deb said...

I'm so happy for you all! Welcome, Paxton. With love and best wishes,

Deb (formerly Seattle; now San Diego)

BakerMan said...

Whoa... Ryan's nipple...