Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Quinn's Birth Story - the Little Hobo is finally here!!! (pictures too)

Ok, I'm only 3 weeks late, but please forgive me. I've fallen in love and have been totally consumed and infatuated with my brand new son! I LOVE being a mom!

Quinn Alexander Stewart was scheduled to arrive by c-section at 3pm on July 14th, 2010. But, he had other plans. Apparently he didn't like the idea that the doctor chose his birthdate for him so he decided to let it be known that he would choose this date himself.

First, let's rewind to a bit to the day before (the 13th)... the day was going by so slow! We pretty much wandered around town aimlessly looking for stuff to do to keep us busy while waiting for a decent, non-neurotic time to go to bed, anticipating our son's birth the next afternoon. We were suppose to be at the hospital at 10am for a 3pm surgery the next day. It felt like forever away. If I only knew then that it was about to come much sooner!

We went to bed that night at about 11pm. I knew I would not sleep. I wasn't sleeping well anyway and tonight would be no different. Still awake at 2am, I rolled around in bed to change positions and to my shock my water broke! I was excited but also scared (I knew Quinn was still breech and worried about a prolapsed cord). We were at the hospital and hooked up to monitors by 2:30 am. All was good. I was already 4 cm dialated (hadn't started contractions until I got to the hospital) and Quinn looked great on the monitor. But it was a rush to get me into surgery. Dialating really quickly, and his foot already on it's way out, everything happened so fast and our Litte Hobo was born at 4:53am on July 14th, 2010 ( 10 hours ahead of schedule). He weighed 7lbs 15oz and was 20.5 inches long. Perfect in every way!

He is such a good baby. So easy to care for. At 3 weeks today he is so bright and alert and a great sleeper (4 hour stretches at night). We are enjoying him so much, I just wish I could find a pause button because he is already growing and changing so fast. We've waited a LONG time for this and I just want to savour every single second! I cannot believe how amazing he is. We are so blessed. Not too sure what we did to get so lucky. We must have done something right!

Totally, completely, head-over-heals in love with my son,


  1. A great big welcome to the Mighty Quinn, he is absolutely gorgeous!
    I can see that you are totally besotted and no one deserves to be more so than you, dear Cat.
    I know what a struggle you've endured.
    I still miss my daily visit to YMBD but this little boy's arrival means I can forgive you for closing it down, just!!
    Can't wait to see the Quinn LO's, that is if you ever get the time to get back to your scrappy floor.
    All the very best to you all.
    Maggie @Normandy Life.

  2. Congratulations!! He is absolutely precious. I'm glad he is a good baby for you. My newest granddaughter was also delivered on July 14 and was 7 lbs 15 oz. :)

  3. He is adorable Cat. I love all the photos but that smiling one makes me want to print it and put it on my own wall, it seems like his personality is already emergency and he is a happy little guy. You guys so deserve this, you have more than paid you dues. Have a ball!


    PS-My scrapping has slowed way down without YMBD to spur me on. I must challenge myself soon.

  4. Congratulations! He really is the sweetest thing! I love the one where he's smiling in his sleep!!! I look forward to seeing the pages you will make!!! :D

  5. Congratulations, Cat! He is adorable.

  6. Thanks ladies for all your comments! We are so over the moon with delight!

  7. Oh Catherine! I have been waiting to read this post!! SO happy for you. He is adorable. Enjoy every little second with him:)

  8. Congratulations Catherine ! He is just adorable. I can see why you are so smitten ! Love the windy smile pic the best. Glad to hear that he is behaving himself, and you're loving being a mum ! ENJOY !!!

  9. Thanks everyone! What do you wish for when you have everything you've ever wanted?