September 23, 2004

Home Life > Live-blogging Katie's Birth, Part 3

Katie Elizabeth Jones was born at 9:09 and weighs 7 pounds, 7 ounces. She's healthy and happy, and we're happy.

The C-section went as well as those things go. I was in the room holding Melissa's hand the whole time, and watched Katie being born, and got these photos just seconds after her birth.

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Incidentally, I was in the room earlier in the day when they gave Melissa the epidural. The nurse said I could stay, but I'd have to sit down because she didn't want me hitting the floor. After seeing the third shot I did get nauseous. Oddly enough, though, the C-section didn't bother me at all.

Once they began the C-section, they found out why the birth didn't progress normally. The cord was wrapped twice around the baby's neck. It doesn't seem to have caused any problems associated with a wrapped cord, and the heart rate never went down.

Melissa has had a tough day, and I'm proud of her. We're going to make sure she takes it nice and easy this next week.

Posted by lesjones

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Comments

Fantastic! Congratulations to you all.

Posted by: AlphaPatriot at September 24, 2004

Congratulations!!!

Posted by: Da Goddess at September 24, 2004

Congratulations! She's a keeper! I'm guessing your blogging time just got cut to virtually nil, so we'll look forward to hearing from you in about 18 years!

Posted by: rich at September 24, 2004

Congrats!

Posted by: SayUncle at September 24, 2004

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!

Posted by: Jason at September 24, 2004

Congratulations! She's beautiful! Takes me back to that day in June two years ago when my twin girls were born (emergeny C-section). I'll never forget my sister telling me in the corridor at the hospital "You're a dad!". That was the first time I heard those words - seems like just yesterday.

Your Katie is a little angel. Treasure this moment.

Posted by: Bruce at September 24, 2004

Congratulations!

Posted by: Slobokan at September 24, 2004

Congratulations!

Posted by: Thibodeaux at September 24, 2004

Congratulations, Les!

You're in for quite the ride.

BTW, save that top picture for the first boy she brings home... ;)

Posted by: Jay G at September 24, 2004

Beautiful child. Congrats.

Posted by: Terri at September 24, 2004

Way to go Les! Well, really Melissa. Congratulations!

Posted by: starke at September 24, 2004

Glad things went good. Won't be able to tell for awhile but for now she looks like mini me (missy).Call us soon! she's beautiful!

Posted by: michelle and charla at September 24, 2004

Congratulations, Les!

Posted by: SK Bubba at September 24, 2004

Glad things went good. Won't know for sure but for now she looks like a missy mini me. Call us soon she's beautiful!

Posted by: michelle charla at September 24, 2004

Hope you enjoyed sleep while you had the chance.

:)

Congrats.

Posted by: Ricky at September 24, 2004

Congratulations.

And welcome to the world, little Katie.

Posted by: Mrs. du Toit at September 24, 2004

Brings back (very recent) memories... congratulations, Les. Enjoy her with all you have.

Posted by: Dave at September 24, 2004

Congrats Les!!

My wife had 2 C sections and each one of the operations I watched closely. It didn't bother me either. I had complete trust in my wife's doctors.

Once again, Great job and congrats! Hope your wife recovers quickly.

Posted by: Brian Scott at September 24, 2004

A second on my wife's comment -- she's beautiful. I'm really happy for both of you. And, like everyone else -- congratulations!

Posted by: Steve K. at September 24, 2004

Notice on the back of the nurses ID's an ampule of ammonia to wake up fainted dads.

Good luck

Posted by: gunner at September 24, 2004

Woohoo!! Congrats Les and Melissa!!! So glad the cord didn't cause complications. Thanks for keeping us updated.

Posted by: Ariel at September 24, 2004

Congratulations!!! Sweet baby and a sweet name, too!

Posted by: deb at September 25, 2004

Congratulations to the proud father and mother. Glad to hear that everyone is doing well.

Posted by: Michael at September 25, 2004

Congratulations my friend.

I was born and raised in Tennessee (met my wife in Knoxville), and where I come from it is customary to ground baby girls at birth, for 30 years. It is also customary to get all boys a van on their 16th birthday.

Hold with tradition.

Posted by: Sam at September 26, 2004

Congratulations! Im sure Jay will be glad to babysit whenever you need him to. I hear he's great with kids.

Posted by: josh & carrie at September 26, 2004

Im sure Jay will be glad to babysit whenever you need him to. I hear he's great with kids.

My 4 year old son once had a box of Snap and Pops when Jay was around. Jay had my son throw them at him (Jay) and pretend he was shooting at his feet like in an old western, yelling "Dance! Dance!" while Jay jumped around in mock terror. Needless to say, my son is a big fan of Mr. Gregory.

Posted by: Steve K. at September 26, 2004

Congratulations!

Posted by: Brian A. at September 27, 2004

omgg.. whats that white thing... :S

Posted by: christina at April 13, 2007

That's the umbilical cord.

Posted by: Les Jones at April 13, 2007
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