Tuesday, January 12, 2010


This photo was taken Sunday evening and he was about 32 hours old. He had had his newborn bath by then and was cleaned up all nicely. Great Gramma enjoyed meeting him for the first time Sunday night. These photos were taken at their home.
A very tired Dakotah at the hospital Saturday morning and meeting her new baby brother. She took this picture to school this morning and the teacher posted it for all the kids to see.

This is Baby Three about an hour after he was born. He finally had the fist he had been sucking for an hour out of his mouth!

He was a little less than an hour old in this photo and has the fist in his mouth...

We had an exciting night on Friday. At 1 am James called and Nicci's water had broken. He ran the kids across town to us and they headed to the hospital around 2 am. The labor was fast and hard. The doctor was called but apparently didn't quite make it in time. Luckily a very competent nursing team was able to deliver Baby Three but not without incident as his arm delivered first and had to be put back and when his head presented the cord was wrapped around his neck and had to be removed. James states he wasn't breathing at that point but once they cut the cord he gasped, let out a small cry and then encouraged by the staff finally filled his lungs and let out a proper cry. James called us at 5:56 to say he was here. Dakotah and I dressed and took off across town to meet the new baby Pepa. What a cutie. When we arrived Gramma Donna was sitting and holding him in the chair while the nursing staff took care of Mommy Nicci. Of course at he is ours, he is the cutest baby ever!! haha. He is darling though. His coloring was very good but he was battered from his quick arrival and the complications involved with his delivery. After registering in my head how small he is, the next thing I noticed was his hair. He has oodles of thick black long hair. Neither of the first two had so much hair. Jaime still doesn't have this much hair at almost three. And this little fellow has hair that is jet black. Jaime was very fair and you couldn't even see the hair in his first photos...he looked a lot like Caillou on the children's TV shows and Dakotah had wispy brown hair if I remember correctly. So here are baby three's stats to the best of my knowledge, he was born at 5:55 am January 9, 2010. I wonder if they will have something commemorative to give to babies born in the year of the 2010 Olympics here in town? He weighed in at a healthy 7.12 pounds which is much smaller than his siblings and much smaller than he was guesstimated to be. The figure bouncing around prior to birth was in excess of 10 pounds as each baby is normally larger than the one before and Jaime was 9.3. He measures out at 19 3/4 inches to the best of my knowledge. It was so funny to hold him...he weighs nothing and it is like holding a blanket of air, he is so light. So far I haven't had a good look at his eyes which is normal after they put the drops in. Nicci thinks they are brown like the first two. This little guy looks like he may have that strong Polynesian gene running through him. His nose looks Polynesian to us and his hair is defiantly Polynesian. Dakotah was thrilled to think and imagine he might one day have Polynesian skin like hers...not that she is dark but she isn't milk white either. Nicci and Baby Three stayed over night in hospital on Saturday night but were anxious to leave for the comforts of home early Sunday morning. All in all everything is great. So far he is a great baby despite the household noise and chaos having two siblings brings. He slept 7 hours straight on Sunday night. So far Baby Pepa is unnamed although Dakotah calls him "Three" and Jaime calls him "baby Papa"...i guess he thinks he resembles his Grandpa. I will edit with name when it is decided!


Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the world little no name!

Loretta said...

He is darling, Linda, and Dakotah is so cute in that picture. Please shout when a name is picked out!