Friday, October 16, 2009

We Did It!

We successfully gave birth in a foreign country and language and made out with a beautiful healthy baby boy! Jesse, Sammy and I left the hospital today and are glad to be back at home. I do have more pictures to upload . . . but that will have to wait. We're all pretty tired and we're trying to take advantage of Nana being here to help with the house, Renae and of course all the baby holding duties.

I will say that I'm anxious to write all about our experience and to wrap up the Giving Birth in Spain series. This birthing experience was 180 degrees different than Renae's-all in a positive way! It was a GREAT experience, exactly what I needed and wanted, and I feel 100% better after the birth than I did with Renae. I'll write more about everything later but I will tell you that I woke up Wednesday morning at 5:15 to a strong contraction. By 6 am I noticed they were coming at regular intervals and by 7 am I was tell Jesse to hurry up with his shower because we needed to GET TO THE HOSPITAL. We arrived shortly after 8 and Sammy was born at 12:08! I'd say 7 hours was pretty darn nice compared with an over 24 hour birthing experience with Renae!

Sorry there are no new pictures. I'm getting ready to head to bed soon. Our phones are turned off and we're going to lay low the next few days. Check back later! Thank you to those from home who prayed for all the stuff I asked you to pray for-God was so good!!!


Mandi said...

Yay!! I can't WAIT to see more pictures and hear more about your Spain experience! Wow - 7 hours?!? What an answer to prayer!! I will admit, I was concerned, and many of my prayers for you have been along the lines of "Ok God, you know how terrible/painful her last labor was... please please please PLEASE give her a better experience this time around - PLEASE!!" I did a LOT of pleading on your behalf ;-)

Have fun with your mama there and enjoy the precious little time you have left with her there! I look forward to updates from both of you! Love you all!!

Andrew and Makenna said...

Congratulations, we are excited for you guys!

Mike . Caitlin . Ki said...

You give me hope that my second will be shorter! Maybe I'll go from 42 to 24? :)

On Mission With God said...

Congratulations on the birth of baby Sammy! We can't believe how Ranae has grown! What a beautiful family! We think of you guys so often! God bless the 4 Massons! Randy & Teresa Myers

burseya said...

Yay for a shorter labor. Juliana was 4 hours and Bredun was 7, so I can not imagine what anything longer than that will be. I'm hoping this little girl will be short too! Good to hear everyone is at home, and I can't wait to see you guys and hold that little man!

Dee said...

Good grief, I looked at all the pictures and forgot to comment! Welcome to the world, Sammy, we can't wait to meet you.

He's truly a sweetie, but that's probably because he DOESN'T look like either one of you. :o)

Love you!