We Lived Happily Ever After: Little Baby Hands & Feet

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Little Baby Hands & Feet

On March 1st, Silas and I welcomed Little Jason Tate Hathaway into the world! 

Apparently our babies like to be punctual, because they were BOTH born on their due dates. What are the odds of that? Silas said that Jason wanted to beat June, because with her my water broke at 7 am, but with Jason my water broke right at 12 am. 

I was SO ready for him to come. I had resorted to doing all sorts of crazy labor inducing things... like eating a huge can of pineapple, only to find out it's FRESH pineapple, not canned, that works.

When I woke up at 12 am on March 1st and felt like I might  be leaking. Ironically, I didn't want to go to the hospital because I was so comfortable in bed... and I really didn't want to have to labor through the night because I am not an early morning person. Haha. 

Funny thing is, I had zero contractions. But since I was Group Strep B positive, I had to go to the hospital as soon as my water broke so I could be started on antibiotics. So I woke up Silas (who apparently had heard a "pop" similar to the one that we both heard when my water broke with June) and we grabbed a few things, I put on makeup (because that's a priority, haha!) and drove to the hospital.

Once I was admitted, they did a test on me to see if  the leaking I felt was amniotic fluid. It came back positive, so I got to stay. Yay. They had to start me on pitocin, because my contractions didn't start up, despite Silas and I walking up and down the halls of the hospital at 2 am.

It's all very hazy, but I think they started me on pitocin at around 4 or 5, and I got the (amazing, wonderful, did I say amazing?) epidural at around 6.

By like 7 I was dilated to a 4 (whoohoo.... not) then they checked me again, and I was like a 7 or 8. The nurse told me it would probably be a while, but to call her if I felt extreme pressure. She left the room and a minute later I called her back because I felt tons of pressure. She checked me again, and I was almost a 10. I did like two pushes and she told me to stop (because the midwife wasn't there yet)  I wasn't even trying to push, but my contractions were doing all the work for me and he was coming despite my efforts to just breathe through that contraction. 

It hurt so bad, even with the epidural, but literally two pushes later and my little 8 lb 3 oz  boy was out. 

He had to be put on oxygen for an hour because there was so little adjustment time during labor; but he is a very healthy, perfect baby & we are so blessed to have him join our little family!

I can't wait to see them play together!

Below are a bunch of photos from our first few days, because lets face it, no birth story is complete without loads of cuddly newborn photos!

I have such cute kids, so I couldn't just pick one photo!!! I am one blessed mommy!

I'll hopefully little Jason's nursery soon. There are so many cute elements I can't wait to show you all! 

Well, he is telling me he wants to be held... gotta go! XO


  1. Congratulations! That is so exciting :D And I just read somewhere that only 10% of babies come on their due dates so way to go! haha

    1. I know, isn't that crazy? If we have anther one I'm just going to stop hoping they will come (a little) early and just expect them on their due date. :P

  2. so nice and cute... amazing kids!
    wish you all the best ;)

  3. Oh, they're adorable. The bed photos are too precious!

  4. Congrats for this lovely boy ! Your kids are so cute !

  5. Congratulations..You are and have a beautiful family.What lucky children to have such a creative person as their mom.
    So so cute.♥

    1. Aww, thanks for that sweet comment! You made my day! XO

  6. The picture of your husband and kids on the chair is the sweetest thing I've ever seen!

  7. I just love seeing all these adorable photos of your cute kids -- I can see by the pics that June will be a very nurturing and loving sister to her baby brother. So sweet! That's crazy how both kids came on their due date since that rarely happens! Enjoy these precious moments in all their fullness. Congrats on the birth of your sweet boy!
    Btw, I love your blog! So pretty & fun!!

    1. Thanks so much Anastasia. June is a wonderful big sister, and I am so blessed by my adorable kids. I don't deserve them. :) XO