Friday, March 6, 2009

Our Merry little Christmas

December 25, 2008

12:01 am My water broke
10:?? am Started pushing
3:01 pm Ezra Joseph Petersen was born!
8lbs 6oz 21.5 inches long with the longest fingers and toes I have ever seen on a baby, he got those from Daddy. He also has lots of dark hair just like Mommy.


Just born

Daddy & Ezra

Ezra was born at home with the help of a midwife (Dixie). My sister Ashley was also there to take pictures after he was born. I never thought I would have my babies at home. I thought it was for crunchy granola weirdos! After much research and witnessing my niece Ivy's birth I knew this is the way I wanted to have my baby. I did not anticipate having such a difficult labor. My labor was very hard from the very beginning!!! I had TONS of back pain the whole 15 hours, not to mention the 5 hours of pushing! Although it was different then the experience I thought I would have, I wouldn't change it! It was the hardest and most spiritual experience of my life!!!


Dixie & Ezra



Later that night Ryan and I opened our stockings, it all seemed very surreal! I still feel like I "missed" Christmas, but at the same time I feel for once I truly felt the real meaning of Christmas. We also had Ivy come over and watched her open some of her presents. I was Ivy and Ezra's first Christmas, it's kind of funny. I feel bad that Ashley missed most of Ivy's first Christmas but I am glad she was there!

Grandpa Todd

Grandma Dorothy


Aunt Brennan, Grandma and Aunt Bethany


Uncle Aaron, Ivy and Grandpa

First diaper

That night when I was sleeping Ezra was mimicking Ryan by sticking out his tongue. He made lots of squeaking sounds. He also made a high pitched squeal we lovingly called his pterodactyl cry. He also started holding his head up that very first day. He is a very strong boy! We love him so much and can't imagine our lives without him!



3 comments:

Amy said...

That must have taken you hours to do all of those posts. Ezra is adorable! You look great :) It was fun to see some familiar faces from high school in some of your posts!

CJMsquared+3 said...

Wow... more power to ya. You are a lot stronger than I ever will be. Glad things turned out. He is a cutie, that's for sure!

tiffunny said...

After the stuff we had to deal with when our 2nd kid was born, I ReALLY wanted to have my 3rd kid at home. I looked into Dixie and other midwifes and everything. But then our insurance would have made us pay so much more cause they wouldn't cover the midwifes. I was disappointed, but maybe it was a good thing since we ended up moving right before he was born & lived in a small apartment for a couple of months. But I still always wish i could have experienced that. I think it would be so awesome. Was Ezra turned face up when he was trying to come out? Is that why you had such bad back labor pain? 3 out of my 4 kids were turned that way and it really makes labor a lot more painful & long!!