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

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