Happy Birthday Jude!

August 14, 2008

Not a lot of time (or energy) for writing, but I wanted to give you an update on how Jude is doing and show you some pictures of our little buddy!

The short version of delivery:  After spending Saturday waiting for Jude (still a week out from his due date) Kate awoke Sunday August 10th at 5:00 am to painful contractions three minutes apart.  After spending eight hours laboring at home, Kate, my sister Terra and I headed to the hospital around 1:00 pm.  Sparing you the details, we spent the next sixteen hours laboring at the hospital.  Finally, at 5:30 am Monday August 11th, after twelve hours of non-medicated labor (including some awful back-labor) and zero change in dilation (being stuck at 4) cm), we moved for the epidural.  After that things went pretty quickly.  Kate, Terra and I were able to rest for a couple hours.  Kate’s doctor broke her water and the contractions and dilation picked up.  After an hour of pushing Jude Elliot Wulf was born into the world at 4:34 pm August 11th, weighing seven pounds, fifteen ounces and measuring twenty inches long!  Following an overnight stay at the Neonatal ICU (NICU), Jude has been doing great!  A HUGE “Thank you!” to all of you who have been praying for us through this process–you bless our hearts!

Now on to those pictures I promised you…

Just minutes after delivery...

Cute in the NICU

In the NICU

Mom and Jude after he stabilized

More mama time

Kate and Jude catching up on sleep

Resting after a long night in the NICU


5 Responses to “Happy Birthday Jude!”

  1. Congratulations to you all. Cool new joys and challenges await, but this kid is going to be blessed with godly parents and growing up in Europe. How awesome is that!

  2. Dude I think your blog clock is off.

  3. joewulf Says:

    You are a stickler aren’t you Gregg! Alright. It is fixed.

  4. Christina Says:

    Love the story….and the pictures! Why did the little man have to stay at the NICU?

  5. joewulf Says:

    Suppose I should answer that…Jude went to the NICU for two reasons: 1) just like his dad when he was born, Jude was reluctant to do a lot of breathing (quickly remedied by a little suctioning) and 2) because they were not satisfied with his oxygen saturation levels. Basically I think he just made a slow transition after getting suctioned.

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