Monday, March 16, 2009

the BIG day

This morning, we woke up at 4:30 to await the call from the hospital, between 5 and 9. About 5:30, the phone rang and we took off. Labor was induced by 7:00 and Jen's water was broken by 9:00. After that, she was in the early stages of labor. By 10:00, she was dilated to a 3, but it took until about 4:30 to get to a 4. By then, the baby's heart beat was starting to get a little erratic and it was starting to become more and more apparent that he would need to come via cesarean. The fact that last week's ultrasound calculated 10 lbs 3 oz made the decision that much easier. She was prepped for surgery and, at 6:36 P.M. ...


Meet Jace Thomas Boucher!

Stats:
Weight: 8 lb 4 oz
Length: 21"

He has his daddy's mouth and forehead (it wrinkles, Jen's does not), and the notorious Boucher feet. Other than that, he is all Momma; nose, hair, ears, etc. He looks just like her.

We've only been parents for a couple hours now, but we love him a ton. He's DEFINITELY a keeper. Well get more pictures and post them tomorrow!

15 comments:

Lynsey said...

He is BEAUTIFUL! I look forward to meeting him in person. Welcome to parenthood!

Marissa said...

I am so excited for you! What a cutie! I hope both Mom and baby are doing fabulous! Congratulations!

Mandee Lue said...

Oh! He is darling! What a precious, precious child you have! I'm so glad you have your little man in your arms! Wasn't it so worth the wait!?!?!? Love you, Mommy Jen! Congrats!!

Lyman and Kim said...

Congrats! I have checked a couple times since early yesterday morning...it's not even my baby but it was like Christmas for me too! I'm so happy that all went well even if you had to have a c-section. They have there perks though! :) He is adorable and I'm excited to see him in person. Rest up because it's a whole lot of crazy fun from here!

Shauna said...

Congrats! He is PRECIOUS!

Jess and Jen said...

Congrats to the superstars. Glad little Jace showed up healthy. We like Jace as a name. -Jess

Julie said...

Congrats!!

Joanie said...

Welcome baby Jace! Your favorite Aunt Joanie is so happy to see you! You be so good for your Mama and Daddy. You are such a sweet baby I just want to kiss you all over!
Love you

The Broughs said...

WOW, he is adorable! Congrats you guys... we will have to bring you dinner and come visit the little guy!

Kirsten said...

Well done! He's super cute! Congratulations.

Mecqae said...

Adorable!!!!! I hope everyone is doing well. Congrats!!!!!

Mom and Dad said...

Hello, sweet baby!!!
What a wonderful blessing computers are!! Thank you for the picture so very soon after Jace's arrival. Glad you are all [3] doing well, and thank you for showing us this sweet little face!!
Love you much!!
Grannie Annie & Grandad

Jace said...

Hahaha! BOUCHER! I knew you were going to name your kid JACE! and you may say it wasnt named after me, but i know that deep down... IT WAS and you cant deny that! I mean I am your favorite student of all time and I even told you to name him Jace on Friday, and what do you know, YOU DID! BAM! Tell Jace, welcome to the new world and hello. THANK YOU! haha

Sara said...

He's so beautiful! He looks just like Jen! I hope all is well and I'm thinking about you guys! He's perfect! Good job!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Nicely done Joey. On your first blog post, and on your first baby. He is adorable. Auntie Sarah says hello baby! Hopefully I can come down Thursday to see the little chipmunk and you guys too...but mostly the chipmunk.