Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Introducing...

In the middle of a blizzard, in the middle of the night, almost in the middle of the parking lot... Charley Dean Bennington made his appearance at 10:48pm last night, 1/27. He weighs 9.8 lb and 21in long.

I'm typing this on jer's blackberry cause he went home with the stomach flu and I can't figure out the computer nor how to get into my email contacts! Stayed tuned here and to email for pics later.

I will briefly say that with Gods grace and protection I had a wonderful med free labor that progressed so quickly it surprised even our doula. Charley was born about 12 min after we got to the hopital. He is big and healthy and nursing well.

There's no doubt God protected us all the way... From safe and quick passage in the weather to the perfect timing of Mom and Dad's arrival to babysit at the exact time we needed to leave. Jeremy didn't even start to feel sick until several hours after birth. The poor guy has gone home to dope up on my leftover meds and will bring big sister here hopefully this afternoon.

What an amazing night!!

23 comments:

Courtney said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world Charley!

Jacqueline said...

Congrats!! My second one was really fast too (not quite 12 minutes though)! You didn't get a chance to use the bath, even! If you ever have any more kids, you may have to do what I told Marcus we were doing... just camp out in the hospital parking lot the last month or so! :) Can't wait to see pictures!

Stephany said...

I am beyond thrilled for all of you - Laura, congratulations on your med. free birth - I'm so very proud of you and I bet you were thrilled to have the Doula there to help! What a story!!! What a way to enter the world!

So glad he's nursing well and so happy Tessa has a little brother to annoy the crud out of :)

Jeremy - feel better, I hope this passes your system quickly and that everyone will be healthy enough to enjoy the special moments with the Charley Dean.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!! Can't wait to see the new family pictures

mbrandt said...

Congrats! Laura and Jeremy! Congrats to Tessa! Enjoy!
-Meridith and Michael

Heather said...

YAY! What an amazing birth story! Can not wait to see pictures!

Daniella said...

yay, Laura - congrats!!!

BrookZ said...

oh my goodness, what a night! congrats to you and jeremy! i hope he feels better asap! poor guy. can't wait to see pics!

Anonymous said...

Yay congrats. I knew it was Charley in there all along!!! I'm so excited for you! <3 ya ~Lori

Blythe & Scott said...

Congrats Laura, Jeremy, and big sis Tessa! I cannot wait to see pictures...wow, 12 minutes, that is fast! If you have any more, you might have to go as soon as labor starts....

Jenni said...

Congratulations!! What an awesome birth story!!!

godiva99/Erica / Yuku said...

OMG! That's wonderful news and my, what a big boy. Glad all went well and you're both fine. Hope your DH feels better soon!

phasejumper said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys! Charley is a great name. Who won the baby pool? I am looking forward to pictures and praying for your hubby.

Jennifer said...

Ok, how wierd is this? I was due 1/4/09. You were due 2/4/09. I had mine 12/27/08. You had yours 1/27/09. Our due dates being exactly one month apart was a bit of a coincidence, but the actual birth date too??? Wild!!!

Congratulations!!

Jennifer, Patrick, Brady, and Holly

Anonymous said...

Congrats and welcome Charley!!!!!
CHristyD.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see the pictures.

Cinder

Cousin Eva said...

Congrats Laura! Mom called me and woke me up this morning with the news, but I'm so glad she did! Glad to hear you're both healthy! :) Can't wait to meet him!

Mommypants said...

Congrats! Glad you had a quick labor and a healthy baby!

Jeanne said...

Happy birthday Charley!!!

Mary Beth said...

Congrats to you all, Laura! I KNEW it was a boy!! :) Post pics soon...you are awesome.

Mary Beth (yuku mommy)

Abbie said...

Congratulations to the entire Bennington Family!

Jersey Mama said...

Congrats! How exciting! Can't wait to see pics!

Gillian said...

Congrats Laura, Jeremy and Tessa! We can't wait to see pictures!

Phil and Gillian Frazier