Say Hello To Baby Lump - AKA Emmett James Vaughan

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Jan 18, 2009 1:03:36 PM

As I'm sure many of you have heard by now, Baby Lump is no longer a man of mystery.� First of all, yes, he's a (little) man (or "eo" man, as my dad would say).� Although I definitely plan on posting a more detailed story about his birth once we all get a little more settled in, I figured I'd write up a quick little summary of the highlights of the past two days, mainly using pictures:

First, the cold, hard facts:

Full Name: Emmett James Vaughan

Birth date/time: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 11:47 a.m.

Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz.

Length: 22 inches (long and lanky)

Length of Labor: 12 hours (7 at home, 5 at the hospital)

Apgar Scores: 8 and (then) 9

Now, some highlights:

  • I survived without succumbing to the mercy of meds/epidural!� (Although I will admit there were a couple of times when I almost caved.)

  • James was an amazing coach and the main reason I was able to pull off childbirth naturally.

  • I popped out the muffin in the best room on the labor/delivery floor (jacuzzi tub, view of the Charles River, LARGE).

  • Emmett pooped all over me right after we met, much to my delight (I'm guessing he was determined not to hit that 8 lb. mark).

  • Emmett was born on the coldest day of the year (thus far), and experienced his first snowstorm during his third day of life.

  • The nurses and doctors who took care of Emmett and me at MGH were fantastic.

  • Emmett handled the circumcision like a total champion.

  • Overall it was a very smooth and quick delivery/recovery!

And now, the pictures you all probably scrolled down to the bottom first to see:

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Emmett's Apgar Test Moments after Birth"]Emmett's Apgar test moments after birth.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_563" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Mom, Dad & Baby Lump Emmett"]Mom, Dad & Baby Lump Emmett[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_564" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Grandma Lucy"]Grandma Lucy[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_565" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Grandpa Mac"]Grandpa Mac[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_566" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Father and Son"]Father and Son[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_568" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Old Man Emmett / Emmett the Worm"]Old Man Emmett / Emmett the Worm[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_569" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Mom & Her Little Man"]Mom & Her Little Man[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_570" align="aligncenter" width="703" caption="A Perfectly Wrapped Baby Burrito"]A Perfectly Wrapped Baby Burrito[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_571" align="aligncenter" width="609" caption="Mom, Dad & Baby"]Mom, Dad & Baby[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_572" align="aligncenter" width="705" caption="Emmett on the Go"]Emmett on the Go[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_573" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Nana"]Grandma Kathy[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_574" align="aligncenter" width="677" caption="Aaaaaah ... Home Sweet Home"]Aaaaaah ... Home Sweet Home[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_575" align="aligncenter" width="713" caption="Grandio & Nana "]Grandio & Nana [/caption]

[caption id="attachment_576" align="aligncenter" width="690" caption="Oliver Investigating the New Hooman"]Oliver Investigating the New Hooman[/caption]

Oven Timer: Off

Maximum Days Until We Meet Baby Lump: -2


Topics: Events, Surprises, Announcements, labor, birth, delivery, birth announcement, Emmett, recovery

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