It’s a boy!

With moments to spare, Jackson Nolan graced our lives on September 21, 2007 at 5:12am. He weighed in at 6 lbs 13 oz and was 20 ¼ inches long, with peach-fuzz sandy-blond hair and steely blue eyes… Mom and babe are doing just fine – and Chloe seems to think her little brother is pretty cool, too.

I started having contractions at 2am, but I’d been having them off and on for months – and seeing as I was scheduled for a c-section that morning at 8:15am, I really wanted to be sure this was real labor… after about an hour of not being able to get comfortable in any position and then watching the clock, and then feeling that incredible back labor that I had with Chloe, I woke James and told him I wasn’t sure this was ‘it’ – his response? "What else could it be?" Duh… so I called the dr, told her I’d been having contractions for about an hour and a half, but that they were coming more regularly, about 7 minutes apart, and that I was scheduled for a repeat C-section. She said, "come on in…" and thank goodness she did, because by the time we got there, my contractions were barely 2 minutes apart. The dr had the whole team working on me at once to whip me right into the OR (who all said they set a record from admitting to delivery, it was that fast – bless them!). Once the spinal block was in, I was able to be fully present and focused on this baby being born, with James beside me. It was amazing…

Here’s some photos of our little family…

Inbassinet Jack2 Nosetonose Gentlewithlittlebrother Withdaddy2 Withmommy3 Withmommy

8 Comments

  1. Congratulations, Alicia!
    Best to you and your family; what a happy time! I met you very briefly at Milana/Michael/Andrea’s conference in NY last year. I have enjoyed your newsletter and hearing about the progression of your family milestones.
    Enjoy this blessed time!
    Sincerely,
    Lorraine
    http://www.MidlifeTheOwnersManual.com/blog

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  2. How wonderful, Alicia!
    He is such a boy!!
    What a blessing to have a natural birth this time and to have a healthy, beautiful child.
    It’s an amazing time to go from three to four and I know you and James will be super parents helping Chloe adjust to having a brother.
    Much love and a big hug to you!
    Suzanne

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  3. Congrats on the new little Millionaire!
    He is a cutie!
    wishing you much success and prosperity!
    Lori

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  4. Congratulations Alicia, he is already a handsome baby!! I wish you the best and a loooong loooong nap time!!! :), yeah I know it is going to be a long time before that can be possible :)!!
    To your wellness,
    Mary

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  5. Hooray!
    I’m so happy for you. Now the *real* work of raising two little ones begins! If I can help more in the Cafe or with anything else… let me know.
    Congratulations and many happy (although sleepless!) days to you and your little family.
    Much love,
    Felicia
    http://www.FeliciaSlattery.typepad.com

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  6. Congratulations, Alicia (and James). He is a beautiful little boy!!!!
    I love the picture where Chloe is looking at him – “oh my word, this is my new brother” 🙂 and of course, there’s nothing more precious than seeing a Daddy with his baby.
    Have a wonderful maternity leave!
    Marcia
    http://organisingtips.blogspot.com

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  7. Congratulations, Alicia (and James). He is a beautiful little boy!!!!
    I love the picture where Chloe is looking at him – “oh my word, this is my new brother” 🙂 and of course, there’s nothing more precious than seeing a Daddy with his baby.
    Have a wonderful maternity leave!
    Marcia
    http://organisingtips.blogspot.com

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  8. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! How precious! Everyone at Artella is so happy for you. We’d love to hear your thoughts and dreams! Again, most happy blessings to you and your family.

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