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March 3, 2009

baby mose

Filed under: baby — Jana @ 4:32 pm

Moseley Xander
Born February 24, 2009
At 10:48pm
8lbs 12 oz
19 3/4 inches long

He is my angel sent from heaven!
Just look at those lips…
Yeah for all those newborn baby girls out there, if you like it, then you better put a ring on it.

Here are all the nitty gritty details of the happenings of the past week:
I went into my doctors appointment on Tuesday morning to find out what was going to happen with my labor situation. I thought they would just schedule me an induction and I would go home. Instead she did an ultrasound and told me he was measuring in at 9lbs 10oz. She immediately sent me over to the hospital, and told me she would be in later to break my water. Which ended up happening around 4pm. I got the epidural a few hours later… Which by-the-way was the worst part of the whole labor. I don’t know if the guy did it wrong, or if my body didn’t react well to it, because it didn’t feel any thing like it did with Carmen. It only made me numb for about ten minutes. Then my skin felt like it was crawling, I was all pins and needles, and it made my skin very sensitive to anything touching it. I was more uncomfortable like that, than I was with the pain, so finally after much begging and pleading the got the anesthesiologist back in there to make it a little better. A couple hours later the baby’s heart rate started dropping with every contraction and everyone got a little panicky. They flipped me as much on my stomach as they could and it relieved it, so the baby’s heart rate got strong again. Thank goodness, because they were about 5 seconds from throwing me on the waiting gurney and taking him out c-section. I was dilated to a five when all this was happening, and I thought I would be there all night, but miraculously 45 minutes later I was a ten, and they just needed to wait a little longer for the baby to descend on his own, so the pushing wouldn’t stress him out. I pushed for about 10 minutes and he was out… A million times easier than it was with Carmen (although I did have to get another apesiotomy… :( ). They put him on my chest and I was pretty sure that he was not bigger than Carmen… Which he wasn’t. My doctor thinks it is because he is shorter than her, and had a pretty big head and belly, that he was measuring big on the ultrasound.
After I had the baby, I got an x-ray, because I had been feeling a lot of pain in my tail bone for the past few weeks. “Grandma fell down and broke her coccyx” as uncle rico would say. Yeah, when I fell down the stairs I broke my tail bone. Unfortunately there isn’t much you can do about it… But at least I know now why I was so extremely uncomfortable in the last few weeks of my pregnancy.
The day after he was born they told me I could go home as long as he peed. So while waiting for that golden moment, they moved another girl in to share my already cramped tiny room and I had to get the heck out of there. And to top it all off, just as I was going to change into my clothes to go home… I had plopped my big naked self down on the toilet only to have my roommate’s husband walk right in on me. Perfect… Just perfect. If I hadn’t literally been leaving that minute, I would have lost it.
Lee then brought Carmen in, Moseley got the lo-jack taken off of his umbilical cord and we went home!
Baby Moseley is the answer to my prayers. He is such a good baby. He takes a binky (hallelujah!!!). And he doesn’t have to be held every minute of the day. He only nurses for short spurts, which is nice because even though it is pretty often, it is possible to do other things once in a while (Carmen was a super long nurser and always wanted to be held or snuggled up with mom… which wouldn’t be possible now that I have 2). So I am thinking I can possibly do this. I’m sure that confidence will be shattered the moment my mother leaves, but at least I am feeling optimistic. It is so funny how your memories are refreshed with the second baby… Even the smell of the hospital baby wipes bring back my time with baby Carmen. It is so much less stressful the second time around…which is a relief.
Carmen LOVES having the baby around, she loves to touch him. I can’t really keep her fingers off his face, which isn’t so great since we all caught colds the day he was born. She loves to cuddle him, and when she looks at him she always says “Oh… so cute!”
We have had a few signs of jealousy…Particularly when she prays at night for “the baby to be back in mommy’s tummy.” But I think she will be ok. She is going to be a great big sister.
He loves to be swaddled all the time and really only cries when he is getting his diaper changed… and those wet wipes are cold.
I took him to the doctor and he is doing great, he already weighs 9lbs 2 oz, two more ounces and he’ll be as big as Carmen was when she was born.
I am just so happy he is here, and healthy… and adorable. My heart could explode.
Photos by the ever wonderful blue lily photography



  1. he is seriously PERFECT! so stinkin cute! ahhh i love him. i want to come snuggle him some more. im glad it went better this time.. told ya it would. im glad becasue now you can be a b ay makin machine???? i hear the third time you dont feel a thing? they just s-l-i-d-e right out? no? jk

    Comment by lauren — March 3, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

  2. Aw, he’s a doll. What a cutie.
    Your coccyx comment cracked me up… the Uncle Rico part. Not the part where you were in pain. ; )

    Now I can see why you were out of the hospital so quickly. I would have lost my mind just having a single roommate. I’m not much for strangers living with me… or having their husbands walk in on me. How horrible!!!!

    Well, congrats again. How fun!!

    Comment by Aubry — March 3, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

  3. Congrats Jana! He is beautiful. I hope you don’t mind, I found your blog through Misty. I’m glad all is ok, you have a beautiful baby boy!

    Comment by Robyn — March 3, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

  4. oh hooray for this post – I’d been waiting!! and I’m so glad things were easier for you this time around. I was worried for your sake. he is adorable! and wow gaining weight fast – my baby is still just over 7 lbs. you must be making some serious whole milk. if you have extra, feel free to send some my way. :)

    glad you didn’t need a c-section. that would’ve been stinky. that is scary though when their heart rate drops, that happened a few times with Lindsay and it totally freaks you out. good luck with everything. can’t wait to meet your little man.

    Comment by Tami — March 3, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

  5. and ohmygosh you had a broken tailbone!! OUCH. and i can’t believe some random dude walked in on you in the bathroom.

    Comment by Tami — March 3, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

  6. Oh jana, he is absolutely gorgeous.

    Comment by Ashleigh Currie — March 3, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

  7. Oh man I can’t believe you broke your tailbone! What a bad fall! He is sooo cute. He doesn’t have the little old man face. Just CUTE! Can’t wait to meet him!

    Comment by Krystal — March 3, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

  8. Jana he is adorable and all that fun stuff you hand made for him is so awesome! He is definately a looker… Congrats I hope things keep going well for ALL of you. And I hope your poor tail bone heals quickly I am glad you didn’t end up with a c-section and a broke tail bone that could have been real bad and I am sure your in enough pain with out that added bonus! :)

    Comment by Ashlee — March 3, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

  9. He is absolutely gorgeous. I am sure your daughter will love him. He is the same weight now that my daughter was when I had her.

    Comment by sue — March 3, 2009 @ 7:43 pm

  10. congrats lee and jana!!! he is adorable!!!

    Comment by debbie — March 3, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

  11. He is so darn handsome! I’ve been hoping for more pictures. I’m so glad that everything went better for you this time, but an apesiotomy and a broken coccyx? Geez girl! I’m guessing the blow up donut is your best friend right now. I hope everyone there is pampering you. I ordered a mommy cocktail at Sonic in your honor the other day. It was the least I could do. :)

    Comment by melinda — March 3, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

  12. Hurray for pictures! He looks so sweet, and I love his name. Sorry about your tailbone. Ouch!

    Comment by Reese — March 3, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

  13. He really is so beautiful and I know everyone is saying that but it’s just because it is true. Congrats and I am so glad that you are all doing well. BTW I literally laughed out loud reading about Carmen’s prayer. That is so classic!

    Comment by Kat Clark — March 3, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

  14. Sweet baby Mose! I am glad I got to see you guys the other night.

    Comment by Eve — March 3, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

  15. He is so cute! And the pictures are so sweet.

    Comment by jessica — March 3, 2009 @ 9:56 pm

  16. Congrats! I’ve been waiting for this post ever since Lee told Clint you had the baby. He is super handsome. I’m glad he is such a good baby.

    Comment by Niki — March 3, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

  17. I’ve been checking your blog everyday in hopes to see the little guy…….I can’t express the awe I feel. I love him already. Good worker Jana!

    Comment by Mignon — March 4, 2009 @ 7:03 am

  18. Seriously, gorgeous! I am sorry you had to go through such a tough time getting him here, but I’m sure you are so happy now that he is. Carmen’s prayer totally cracked me up and I hope you are feeling better very soon. :)

    Comment by Misty — March 4, 2009 @ 7:58 am

  19. I too have been checking for ths post. I am glad to hear that he is doing well and seems to be a good baby overall. I pictures of him are so cute, can’t wait to see him in person. Please let me know if you need any help with anything…I will bring you a meal when you need it. Enjoy your time with your baby boy.

    Comment by Cristina Moore — March 4, 2009 @ 9:13 am

  20. He is so incredibly cute! I totally know what you mean about the smells in the hospital… I smelled the “recovery bag” stuff they give you just after having the baby and it made me wanna cry thinking what I had to get past before feeling myself again. What the heck was the husband doing with the bathroom anyway?! Doesn’t he know there’s enough jazz going on between the two postpartum moms that he should leave it for the ladies?! I can’t wait to see baby Mose… congrats again!!

    Comment by Chantel — March 4, 2009 @ 10:31 am

  21. Oh Jana!! What can I say… my eyes are all teared up and i can hardly see the screen. Baby Mose is so gorgeous!! Absolutely perfect in every way. I love the photos. Congratulations. You and Lee do great work!

    Comment by Gwenny — March 4, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

  22. hey jana he is soo cute……..congradulations……so how is carmen taking the new baby in the house…..love you tons….
    azia your cusin

    Comment by azia — March 4, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  23. Congrats. The pictures are so gorgeous! Ah, a new model!

    Comment by Lauri Leiweke — March 5, 2009 @ 10:06 am

  24. Wow he is beautiful! Those pictures are all great; having a photog friend comes in handy!

    I can’t believe they still do double occupancy hospital rooms, especially when you have a baby. Its such a personal time for you and your family not to mention how disgusting you feel after giving birth. I don’t know who had it worse- you or the guy that walked in on you. The nurses insisted on helping me go to the restroom the first time and I didn’t even want them to see me, so gross!!

    Hopefully your tailbone heals quickly, it sounds painful. Do you have to sit on one of those donut things??!

    Comment by Jeanette — March 5, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

  25. NICE WORK!!! Congrats guys!! Let Jenny and I know when the Baby Blessing will be. We’d love to head to your place for the occasion if that’s alright. Also, Not sure if Lee told you I’ll be droping in at the end of this month or early next month to see you guys… Later, Bryant

    Comment by Bryant Quigley — March 5, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

  26. oh my goodness gracious…how did someone as handsome as little mozzz happen with lee ‘n me involved! thank you jana for improving the gene pool!! what a special little guy!!! good luck in your healing and adjustments to life in the fast lane. you’re very special, and a great mom (you fit right in the the rest of our 7 girls)! thanks for giving us # 23!…luv…pops

    Comment by pops — March 6, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

  27. Congrats…I’ve been waiting to see him and he is totally perfect. I’m so happy for you. I hope you still have time to show off those kiddo’s.

    Comment by KnittySue — March 7, 2009 @ 3:10 am

  28. The pictures are awesome! Thanks for sharing! I just can’t wait to hold the little guy!!! I miss Carmen too! Love you Jana! Glad things are going well!

    Comment by Mama Q — March 8, 2009 @ 9:11 pm

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