Sunday, March 4, 2018

Meet Paul Donald!

Paul Donald came into this world at 1:07pm on Wednesday, March 1st via C-section after a stalled out induction! He is named after his grandpa's as my dad's name is Paul and Phil's dad's name was Donald. 




He weighed 7 lbs 5 oz and was 20" long. And his head was very average so they were wrong about it being 96th percentile!

Our first family picture
I will share the (long) birth story later this week. I was disappointed that we needed a C-section but luckily he was doing well when they got him out so I got to do skin-to-skin with him while they stitched me back up. I wanted 3 things out of our birth story: vaginal delivery, delayed cord clamping and skin-to-skin, so at least I got 1 out of those 3 things.

Skin-to-skin in the recovery room
He has the blondest hair! Every care provider comments on it as they usually don't see blond babies with so much hair.


We are so in love. We've been through the ringer over the past week - more on that in the birth story post - but he's worth it!

16 comments:

Shoshanah said...

Congrats Lisa!!!

Emilie said...

Oh, Lisa, he is absolutely gorgeous. I will never forget his birthday as he shares it with Pete! I’m sorry you had to have a c-section, but it’s awesome you got to do skin to skin right away! I hope your recovery goes smoothly. I look forward to reading his birth story, but for now I’m enjoying all the adorable pictures on Facebook and Instagram! Enjoy your beautiful boy - these first few days and weeks are so, so special! Much love to your little family of 4! (Can’t forget Oscar 😉)

Jeanie said...

I am so very, very happy for you. He is beautiful! And you and Phil must be over the moon with joy. To hold him to your skin -- wow. It sounds like it might have been a tough go, so I'm very happy all is well. Hold BOTH your boys close! Love and congratulations.

Jenny said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family :) Love the name you've chosen. And I totally called it on the sex do I win a prize? hahaha :D Speedy recovery to you.

Vivian Brandon said...

Very very happy for you and Phil! Paul Donald is such a great name for such a cute little guy! Thank you for sharing him with us!

Gracie said...

Congratulations on your adorable baby boy! Paul is one of my favorite names - well-chosen. He's a sweetheart and I am so happy for you!

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Aw, love the skin to skin photo. And his hair is impressive!! Can’t wait to hear the full birth story. Wishing you enough rest and lots of cuddles.

Lori Honeycutt said...

Welcome to the world Paul Donald! So thankful you are here safely!!! XOXOXOX

Stephany said...

He is just so darn gorgeous, Lisa, and I'm so happy for you and Phil. Congratulations!

missris said...

Oh my goodness congratulations! I'm so so happy for y'all!!

Sandra Bond said...

Congratulatins, Lisa and Phil! Welcome to the world, Paul Donald :) he's got so much blond hair!! <3

Carolina John said...

He's perfect and I love that full head of blonde hair! c-sections can have a longer recovery time, but fwiw Kelley thought it was totally worth it. Congratulations and I hope you have an easy recovery!

a/k/a Nadine said...

Congrats!! That hair!

J and A said...

So happy he is here safe & sound. Oh my gosh that blond hair!! So sweet. Huge congrats.

Amber said...

He's so perfect! I'm excited to read your birth story even though we've talked a lot about what happened. I had a vaginal delivery but did not get delayed cord clamping or immediate skin to skin due to Olivia coming out purple and not breathing so you just never know how your birth story is going to go! Regardless, I'm so glad he is here :) Clearly I was wrong about his head looking like Olivia's (therefore I guessed girl) in his ultrasound!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

He is just adorable Lisa!!! Congratulations again to you and Phil on your precious new addition <3 He is perfect!