Welcome Eleanor Jane!

March 5, 2010

I’m reminded as I sit listening to my newborn daughter’s nose whistle and occasional snorting that the wait is over and that Ellie Jane has finally come to join us!  She’s just pushing 22 hours as I sit here writing.  Yet again I have one more reason to love Mavis Beacon for teaching me to type without looking at the screen so I can spend my gaze on looking at more worthwhile things. 🙂

For those who weren’t able to watch the Facebook play-by-play, let me sum up our labor experience simply by saying that it was very positive.  As usual, Kate was amazing through labor and delivery and just like Jude, Ellie was perfect through the whole delivery, though a little squirmier than we’d have liked toward the end (which prolonged the pushing somewhat).

Besides meeting a couple of the big names of her life to come, Ellie also got to meet her big brother for the first time last night.  It was great to watch him meet his new sister and give her some big [gentle] faceplant-like kisses on her cheek.  🙂  He’s going to be a great big brother–now I just have to teach him how to handle and shotgun to ward off his sister’s suitors…

In the mean time, welcome Ellie!  You are so precious and so beautiful!

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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

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