born on his due date (Feb.5th) he is a WHOPPER of a guy at:
9 lbs 4 oz and 22 in long
i was having hard contractions Friday night around 6:00 p.m. and went to the ER shortly after. . .they were REALLY busy and sent me home. . . dang. my contractions were not HARD enough. . . tell that to me will ya! not hard enough my eye! the nurse was like. . . "see you in the morning!" ;) and guess what!?! i was back at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning! it was a long labor but he was totally worth it. i didn't have to push for very long. . . about 30 minutes and then he was out at 3:21 p.m. he had some complications with swallowing liquid during birth and had to be in a pre-NICU for a short time :( thankfully he recouped quickly and was soon able to join me breathing perfectly normal. . . yay!
other than being EXHAUSTED and very, very sore. . . everyone is happy and healthy. baby Jude LOVES to eat and i feed him on the hour. . . every hour. talk about my Jabba the Hut man! he eats more than my Kendy did! and i NEVER thought that would be a possibility ;)
Indiana LOVES him and is such a good big sister. you should have heard her when we brought him home! "it's my baby brother! he is FINALLY here! he came out of your stomach mom. . . your not fat anymore." tee hee! Kendy is a good big sister too. . . but a bit more out of joint than Indy is. she gets jealous when Jude is in my arms (which is A LOT) but she still loves to get him his "BoBo" (binky) and help when it is time to feed him :)
of course i think he is totally adorable and having a boy is better than i could have ever imagined. just love the little/big guy!
thanks everyone for all your love and prayers. . . we feel it all!