4.14.2010

Baby Jack

Jackson Matthew Nordhoff is here and so perfect!! He surprised us on April 11th at 5:28 am and weighed in at 6 lbs 15 ounces and 19 inches long. It is a good thing he is such a sweetheart because the last few weeks he put us through craziness!! Going into labor a month early, kidney infection, kidney stone, and then to top it off he is almost born in the car ..... yes you heard that right, the car! So I started getting contractions around 3 am .... 15 mins apart and not too strong, I had been having braxton hicks so this was nothing new to me. A little after 4 it was still the same, but we called the hospital just to see what they thought. I was told to take two tylenol and get in the warm tub and it would stop ..... yeah let's just say they went from 15 mins and nothing to 1 min and I thought I was dying. Really. We hurried to the car, left Liv asleep, and flew to the hospital. Matt somehow got us there in like 2 mins and got me inside and explained what happened. They then told me I was almost a 9 ... my being the dummy asked when I could have my epidural and was kindly told that was not a possibility. I kind of freaked out. No really freaked out. It was horrible. Worst pain ever, but he was born about 20 mins later and we love him so much! Matt was amazing, I mean really amazing as I am crying/screaming about how I can't do this, he stayed so calm and was such a support. I am so grateful for him! And Liv has been LOVING him and has been an amazing big sister! I am so thankful for our little family! Sorry for the story and all the pics, not sure when I will be able to blog again :)



My cute Dad has been waiting for this :)
Check out the hair .... yes Liv was bald and blonde .... he will be getting a haircut before her!
Liv's New Baby book she got in the hospital
Our first family photo!!
Liv is SO cute with him, a little rough, but so cute!
Kisses







Going home!!

23 comments:

the Eggett's said...

oh. my. gosh. Almost born in the car?! Holy cow, he was sure in a hurry to get here wasn't he! So sorry that you didn't have the epidural, but one look at him and I am sure it was worth it. He is GORGEOUS. I love all his dark hair! CONGRATS!

Whitney said...

Oh Jess! He is adorable!! Congrats! You are one brave woman. Nice job. Liv will be a great big sister.

STRINGHAM FAMILY said...

So exciting!!! I was so excited when I got your text. You are amazing, natural childbirth. Woah!!! What a handsome boy. Congratulations we are so thrilled for your little family.

The Funky Bunch said...

Yay! He is so darling Jess! I could have held him all day. You are one lucky lady, you made quite the stud!

Shaun & Jenn said...

Congratulations you two! He's absolutely adorable!

Annie Harper said...

Oh my goodness! He is a DOLL! All that dark hair??? Love it! I CANNOT BELIEVE you had to do it natural when you were hoping for an epidural...I can't wait to hear more on that! hahaha. Love you guys and we will be coming to visit and bring goodies soon!!

Meg said...

Congratulations, Jess...he looks like such a sweetie. You also look great!!! I wish I looked that good after having my kiddos :). Take care of that little man...they truly are something special. Liv is a cutie as well!

gay said...

love the pics! i can't believe all that hair! can't wait to meet the little man!!

Luke and Ali Stewart said...

That is my worst fear! Glad you made it- what a champ! He is such a doll..I can't believe all that hair. Hope you adjust well to having 2 kids. One of these days I will have to come by and meet the new little man! Congrats- I bet Stewie was a proud papa!

Nordhoff Family said...

Seriously jess, when everyone asks me about the story they die when i tell them what really happened. You are so amazing. Your family picture all together is adorable- you all look so cute! Loves and i am expecting phone calls for help soon.

Mackay Family said...

Congrats! Great birth story...still can't believe you had to natural. He is a little stud and I love his hair. The first family picture of 4 is adorable.

Cami said...

Congrats! What a crazy birth story, but way to go to YOU! He is beautiful and love all his dark hair! So happy for you guys...can't wait to see him.

p.s. you look fabulous in all your pictures! never would have guessed you just had a baby!! sheesh!

AshleeMattMaxJack said...

Jess, you are just glowing!!! He is so handsome and has the cutest name ever!! :) I am SO happy for your sweet family!!

Mike and Lisa said...

Congratulations! He is darling!

Heather said...

SOOO adorable Jess. That hair!! I can't wait to see him. THE CAR??? I can't believe it! I sure wouldn't want to have a baby in the car, and I'm glad you didn't have to! But I bet you felt awesome afterward. You are stronger than you think, you go lady!!

I'll call you to see when we can bring some dinner over. Take all the help you can get while it lasts ;)

Jessica Munk said...

You are awesome!! Congrats! We are so happy for you!

Jan Russell said...

Wow! Congratulations on your beautiful new baby boy! You look A-MAZING! Seriously, I am picking up my jaw that you *just* had a baby -let me tell you it was MONTHS until I was ready for hipslung denim - lol. Thanks for your comment on my blog, I answered there about the shoes/jeans - but I couldn't resist commenting here as well - you are such a cute family!

Todd and Jenn said...

Britt was just telling me about your delivery. You are amazing! He is sooo cute! You have such a darling family.

Chase and Danielle said...

What a cutie! CONGRATS!! I can't believe how fast he came... you are amazing! We are very excited for you and little Jack!

Brownies said...

What a great story! Congratulations! -Dawn

Moffat Family said...

So cute! Congratulations! I love the name. I was wanting to have another baby soon (not that soon, but soon) and the hospital story reminds me of my own and that I can wait a while :) He's so cute!

Christina (Cha) said...

He is so darling! Congratulations! I heard you were having a rough time but I am glad he is finally here. Love you!

Jamie said...

congrats you guys. what a doll. i can't believe you did it natural!! and what a big guy for being a month early. hope we see you guys soon!