Sunday, May 10, 2009

Baby is here!!!!!!!!!!!!

………And in this corner, weighing in at 8 pounds three ounces, the newly arrived diaper-weight champion of the world...Easton Russell Nickels!! That’s right! We had our baby….on Mother’s Day!!!


Kilee and Baby are both doing great! Kilee was absolutely amazing! This morning she started having hard contractions when she woke up at 6:45 am. She was dilated to a full six when we arrived at the hospital at 10:15 am. After that things progressed so quickly that there was no time for anesthetics, because just two hours later at 12:17 pm our boy was born! Everything went beautifully! Kilee was so brave! After his heel pricks, bright lights, bath, and people touching him all over, he has been calm most of the afternoon. We’re trying to get him to nurse but having difficulty. Kilee said, “he just wants to sleep with his face smashed against my boob.” Sounds about right. He has the greatest mom in the world!
Well lets, see…details: He is 20.75 inches long with a red chubby face and thin dark hair. I just love him. I got to change the first diaper and take him around the hospital while nurses had to do things, so we got some good father/son time. We’re friends.

So, here are some pictures. Thank you to all our friends who have been so nice to Kilee! We just love you all and are so grateful to know so many amazing people!




Other updates: I have a job interview early this week with the finance department at the Eddie Bauer headquarters in Bellevue, WA. It’s a great job opportunity so we’re really excited and hopeful.

Thanks again and tell Kilee how great she looks!!!
~Soren

21 comments:

Mike and Kris said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so happy to hear that he (does he have a name yet?) has arrived and that things went so well!! Way to go Kilee-you are amazing!! And you really do look so so so great!! I'm not just saying that either!! I'm so happy for the both of you!! Can't wait to talk!! Love you guys!! Oh and he is adorable!!! Looks like a good mix!!

Courtney said...

He's so cute-- can't wait to hear what his name is. What a great mother's day gift!

Amber and David said...

Congratulations you guys!!! That is SO SO SO exciting! And Kilee you do look gorgeous! =) He's adorable and you guys have got to let the secret out of what the little guy's name is! What an amazing first Mother's Day for you Kilee! Good job!

Kelli Duthrie said...

HURRAY!!! So, I don't know if you are wearing make-up or not, but you definitely don't look like you just went through labor! You are a natural woman!!! :) He is so adorable and Mike and I are so, so excited for you both! What a wonderful Mother's Day present! (Better than my candy bars!) I wish that you were here... then I could visit you in the hospital! Well, I am excited to catch up with you soon! LOVE YOU!

The Mills said...

Congratulations! You really do look so good in that picture Kilee!

Heather said...

Happy Mothers Day to YOU!!! What a wonderful gift. You are amazing and look amazing. You really are very brave to go through that without an epidural! I don't know how people do that. He is such a cutie. Congratulations to you guys--also on the job interview Soren hope things go good.

maryirene said...

what a fabulous mother's day surprise!!! so happy for you 3! he looks absolutely adorable. it sounds like you did wonderfully kilee!!! we'll be praying for your job interview soren.

kaylasue said...

An 8 pound baby without an epidural!!! Ahhh!!! You are amazing! I keep telling everyone that I don't want to have one, but then I scare myself...and think that maybe I'll chicken out and get one...but I'm really gonna try try to stick to no drugs! ha ha! (no, i'm not pregnant, I just like to be prepared!) You look amazing!! Happy Mother's Day!!!

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Paul~Melissa said...

oh my gosh!!! yay yay yay yay!!!! Im so excited for you guys! and so glad the labor/delivery went so well! I cant wait to talk to you more about it! He is adorable and Kilee looks amazing as always!Congrats on the job interview too!

Julie said...

Congratulations! When we saw Soren leaving church - we thought how cool it would be if you had your baby on Mother's Day! I'm glad things went well - I can't believe you did it w/o the epidural! That's gutsy, girlfriend. I have to say, I'm I bit jealous b/c I never looked that good in my "i just had a baby" pictures!

Megan said...

Congratulations Kilee and Soren! Let us know if you need ANYTHING. -Megan and Michael Bennett

Bamamoma said...

Congrats! Truly, you look great. Your face doesn't look puffy or blotchy or any of that stuff that I had. So much ahead of you. So fun!

Good luck on the interview Soren.

We are excited to see you guys this summer.

Eden says "baby, cute, little, cuzin baby"

Jenny said...

Yeah! Hooray! That's so great. Well that's a Mother's Day to remember. Congratulations. And Kilee, you do look gorgeous. Congratulations again!

JAZKK Low said...

Yay! Congratulations! So, does he have a name? I am sure he will some day! :) You look great kilee! What a mother's day present. Woo hoo!!!

Helena said...

Congratulations! You're making me want to have another one!!! Awww... that is SO exciting!!!!!!!!!

Greg and Kat Hodgson said...

Congrats!! That is so exciting, and you do look great!

GordonandChrissy said...

Congratulations, he is a cutie! And you DO look great!

Griff-Fam said...

CONGRATS!! Good Job, Kilee! And its not even funny how amazing you look after having a baby, without drugs.. Trust me, I just did it, and you look awesome! I'm so happy for you guys! I can't believe he was that big! You were all belly! Feels so good to have him in your arms, doesn't it! Enjoy these precious first weeks. They go by way too fast!

ABBOTTLAND said...

Congratulations to both of you! He is so cute and Kilee you do look amazing. I'm glad that he came so quickly, he just wanted to meet you guys so badly :) A good sized baby too, go Kilee! Good Luck on the job with Eddie Bauer, Soren. I still hope you guys get to come see us. We can't wait to meet your little man. Hope to hear a name soon.
We love you guys,
~Mandy

Rob and Marseille said...

congrats!!! That was a fast labor!