Friday, November 28, 2008

I'm an Auntie!

My one and only sister, Shonda, had her first baby (my first niece/nephew ever) Thanksgiving morning at 12:39am. Shrade Joseph Knowlton FINALLY entered the world via c-section after almost 18 hours of labor. He weighed in at 9 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. That explained why he wasn't coming out the other way. :)

He's beautiful and precious and I'm so proud of my sister. She went through a lot of pain and was so strong. She and Jeremy are ecstatic over their "little turkey". I just wanted to share some pictures of the events of the day!

Shonda planned and really tried to go natural. But after being induced and many hours of labor, she went for the epidural. So here's a nice and relaxed smile from her after getting that. :)
Before the c-section, Shonda was able to choose a few people to go in with her. So of course Jeremy went, but also my mom and I which I was very surprised and honored to do.

Shonda and Jeremy after delivery. Finally, it's over.

First cries. Isn't he precious?

Meeting mommy!

Yikes, I'm a big boy!

So angelic

Proud Grandpa Jeff!

Grandma Nettie

This one is so cute of Jeremy and Shrade while Shonda was in recovery.

Yes, I'm in love! We bonded alot. I think he misses me now!
Thanks for letting me share and for all your prayers. He's such a wonderful blessing and a precious little boy to wonderful parents that will take such good care of him. What a treasure!


jsknowlton said...

Wow, you are such a great auntie! You helped so much to bring our "little turkey" into this world. We are so blessed by your support and all of these great pictures!

the o's said...

you will be an awesome aunt, koren! love the pics and he is a cutie!!

The Hogue's said...

He is so cute, and huge I can't believe Shonda carried such a big baby. I happy for her and you too.