Saturday, October 14, 2006

It's A Boy!!!!

Josiah Thomas, 6 lbs. 14 oz., made his speedy entry into the world at 8:30 am this morning! He came after about 24 hours (give or take) of the lovliest labor, in one push over an intact perineum. He cried and pinked up almost immediately. More details to come later. We are both resting and doing very well. I did get a shot of pit for bleeding but nothing major. I appreciate all the love, support and well wishes received through this blog. Thanks everyone for your comments of support- they really did make the labor extra special! Blessings to you all.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

To Sherry and all the family,

Congradulations and what a blessing to have all go so well. Thankyou for sharing your miracle with all of us.

Signed- a mother of three boys!

Beth

doulalove said...

Happy Birth Day!

brooke

K M Flanagan said...

Wow, Wow, and Wow. In a way, I am jealous that you get to experience that euphoric moment again; immediately after birth when you know you have truly accomplished something profound, and it's just you and your baby. I know it's been hard to adjust to, but I consider you extremely blessed in so many ways and am grateful to be considered your friend. You are a wonderful woman and mentor. Please pass on to Josiah our hearfelt welcome. The crew are all glad it is a boy, LOL. Enjoy him. I mean really enjoy him. And blessings to the rest of the family also.

Love, Karen

K M Flanagan said...

Wow, Wow, and Wow. In a way, I am jealous that you get to experience that euphoric moment again; immediately after birth when you know you have truly accomplished something profound, and it's just you and your baby. I know it's been hard to adjust to, but I consider you extremely blessed in so many ways and am grateful to be considered your friend. You are a wonderful woman and mentor. Please pass on to Josiah our hearfelt welcome. The crew are all glad it is a boy, LOL. Enjoy him. I mean really enjoy him. And blessings to the rest of the family also.

Love, Karen

K M Flanagan said...

Wow, Wow, and Wow. In a way, I am jealous that you get to experience that euphoric moment again; immediately after birth when you know you have truly accomplished something profound, and it's just you and your baby. I know it's been hard to adjust to, but I consider you extremely blessed in so many ways and am grateful to be considered your friend. You are a wonderful woman and mentor. Please pass on to Josiah our hearfelt welcome. The crew are all glad it is a boy, LOL. Enjoy him. I mean really enjoy him. And blessings to the rest of the family also.

Love, Karen

K M Flanagan said...

Wow, Wow, and Wow. In a way, I am jealous that you get to experience that euphoric moment again; immediately after birth when you know you have truly accomplished something profound, and it's just you and your baby. I know it's been hard to adjust to, but I consider you extremely blessed in so many ways and am grateful to be considered your friend. You are a wonderful woman and mentor. Please pass on to Josiah our hearfelt welcome. The crew are all glad it is a boy, LOL. Enjoy him. I mean really enjoy him. And blessings to the rest of the family also.

Love, Karen

emjaybee said...

YAY! You are one of my heroes! What a beautiful birth. Can't wait to hear the whole story. Love and blessings to you all!

littlepeace said...

What a blessing!
I want to bring food.
Let me know the best day and time of day for your family.

R. Liberty said...

Finally a boy!!! You are lovely so I am sure he will be too. I took a breath in and out for you today in my Autumn sweat lodge with my tribal elders. I asked for a smooth delivery but it was around noon so maybe it was delivery of lunch! I know you enjoyed this birth, especially since it WAS THE LAST ONE!!!

Love,
Rebecca

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you & your family! Congratulations!! I have been following your blog/story for weeks now and had been checking in regularly for updates...it's actually 12:07 am & I'm just home from "girl's night out" where we spent a good deal of time talking about what?....birth. Enjoy that little bum that fits into the palm of your hand & that intoxicating newborn smell. Blessings to you all.

~Judy
PS) Thank you for sharing your beautiful journey with us. I am honoured.

Kati said...

Beautiful pictures!
Thank you Sherry
Kati

Linda said...

Congratulations, Sherry and All,

It's such a privilege to know you and to feel like I have actually participated in helping that baby boy to be born.

I feel that he is a very special child and will bless the world with his talents.

I hope that I will be able to meet him and to watch him grow.

Linda

Rachel said...

Congratulations and many blessings to all of your family. I welcome your little Josiah with open arms and say greet the sun and the rain and enjoy this life that God has granted you. Sherry, you seem to inspire the poet in all of us. I am grateful to know you.

Louisa said...

Nicely done, mama. As it should be.
Brightest blessings on you, your family and your new little boy.
Well done!
XX Louisa

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, my friend. You are an inspiration to moms everywhere! Please let me know when you are ready for a meal and hopefully I will get to hold the little guy when I deliver it.

Keep writing because your talent with words is a blessing that needs to be shared with women around the world.

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful!!

Melissa

Cherylinkc said...

Welcome Josiah! Congratulations Sherry, and to all your family! A mutual friend sent along your site and I was thrilled to virtually "catch up". You never fail to amaze me!
Wishing you and your expanded family all the best.
In Peace,
Cheryl Westra

Anonymous said...

Dear Sherry,
Thank you for sharing this wonderful journey with us. Welcome little Josiah!

Warm wishes,
Noreen

Mimi said...

Many Years and Congratulations! I'm sitting here with a wide grin.

Anonymous said...

Sherry and family, Congratulations on a job well done. I'm so glad to hear it went as well as it did. Best of luck with your new little joy. Lovely pictures, too!

Anne Biswell

Anonymous said...

I am a regular reader and have so enjoyed your pregnancy journey, and how lovely to hear about your sweet baby's arrival just the way you wanted it! Congratulations to your whole family, your are a strong and courageous woman!

ladyelms said...

Congrats!

Pat Martin @MCHC said...

Congratulations!

Hope you and the family are doing well..

Peace

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a beautiful labor. I can't wait to read the birth story.

The MSILF said...

You're doing a great service by posting all the stories and pictures here - I don't know you, but I appreciate your effort to save women from unnecessary C-sections and horrible childbirths. If even one woman is inspired to take control of her life and body because of you, it will be a great deed!

Congrats on Josiah! He's gorgeous!

Laborpayne said...

Thanks to everyone for your lovely thoughts. I am thrilled and over the moon with joy! Josiah is truly heaven-sent. I am humbled to be the vessel of his arrival. For those wishing to bring meals, they are being coordinated by Liza Linhardt at Cornerstone Church. Thanks again to you all- we are blessed to be enveloped in so much love and support.