Jazer, pronounced Jay-zr, was born at 6:27PM on Friday, April 12. He was 8 pounds 4 ounces and 21 inches long. Jared was an amazing coach timing contractions and rubbing my back through every contraction. Here's some interesting math:
19hour labor x 60 minutes per hour = 1140 minutes
My contractions ranged from 10 minutes apart (start of one to start of next) down to 4 minutes. So lets say every 7ish minutes.
1140minutes / 7 =162.8 contractions
Wow! That's a lot of back rubs! I remember the last contraction lasted 30 minutes because I pushed for 30 minutes and that contraction didn't stop until he was born!
My first thought when they lay Jazer on my tummy was: "He's here!" I looked up at Jared (teary eyed as he was) and said exactly that! Then I looked back at Jazer and just stared at him, I didn't even notice that he'd pooped on me! One of my next thoughts, quietly to myself was: 'He doesn't look like me!'
While the doctor was stitching my 2nd degree tear, and telling the nurse: 'can you hold this here so I can stitch this to here...' Jared and I confirmed his name would be Jazer. I had come across the name in my Bible reading as a city name mentioned in Numbers (21:32). It means 'helpful'!
So that's briefly how it went! Since then we've been doing a lot of learning! We've both been learning about feeding (I'm nursing) and I'm learning how to soothe him when he cries. This poor boy has a hard time getting his burps out, so we're finding out what does and does not work for him. I have now known Jazer for 3 weeks and this is what I've figured out:
Jazer likes: Daddy time, baths, Catnip & Fennel, the snugli carrier, being carried on his tummy, soft blankets, being held, movement, lights, windows, his soother, foot rubs
Jazer does not like: being cold, getting out of the bath, hitting himself in the face, stuck burps, a dirty bum, a hat or hood over his face
That appears to be all I have time to write! This little man sure keeps me busy with feeding diapers and getting things done!
|Jazer with Daddy in his first sleeper|
|Jazer snuggling with Mommy|
|One of Jazer's many adorable expressions caught on camera|
|A onesie bought by Jazer's Grandma Reimer|
|We got this onesie in a gift bag from Anna's House. I thought it was perfect!|