Friday, April 22, 2011

Hospital Pictures

My friend Megan came down to visit us at the hospital and she took some pictures of Ethan.  Thank you so much Megan!  Here are a few of my favorites:

Thursday, April 21, 2011


We were blessed with a ton of visitors at the hospital.  I was on such an adrenaline rush that I couldn't really sleep, even though I had been up 40 hours.  The visitors help the time go by.  Thank you to everyone that came to visit Ethan.


Grandma JoJo
GG and Great Grandpa

GG LOVES her some baby!


Uncle Miah

Uncle Josh

Uncle Gooey

Uncle Rod and Auntie Leslie

Auntie Ashley
Auntie Megan


Uncle Davey




MoMo and Deeds

Auntie Bones




We also had visitors at home.  The dinners are the best part of having a baby!  Ethan is 10 days old and I haven't cooked anything yet and we have eaten like Kings and Queens!  I forgot to take a picture of Great Grandma Marilyn and Aunt Georgia.  I am so bummed!
Auntie Jean

Papa - he was sick and couldn't come to the hospital.

GG, Uncle Kevin & Aunt Elisa

Meeting cousins Hunter and Rachel!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's A Boy!

Ethan Buddy Nelson
3:05 a.m.
7 lbs 8 oz
20.6 inches

We are so in love with our newest little man!  It will take you longer to read the birth story than it did for me to push this baby out.  Which was all of 60 seconds.  My contractions started at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday the 10th and continued until 10 p.m. when I decided this was the real thing and we should head to the hospital, after I finished straightening my hair of course.  I knew it was labor when I threw up because the contractions were so intense and every 3-5 minutes lasting about a minute.  My cousin Lisa (a.k.a. Meanie) met us at the front entrance to get Collin since she would be keeping him during our hospital stay.  I got to the check in desk and threw up again then asked for my epidural like every sane pregnant woman does.  I went through triage.  They checked me and I was dilated to a 4 or 5.  I got admitted and they finally got me into a room.  They checked me again after 2 a.m. and I was already to a 7.  The anaesthesiologist came in and I got my epidural, which I almost missed because things were moving so fast.  That would have been bad!  Then a short while later I asked to be checked again because there was so much pressure!  They said I was a 10 and ready to push.  This is where things get CRAZY!  The baby's heart started to drop down to 70.  For most people this means nothing, for doctors this means EVERYBODY GET IN HERE NOW THIS BABY MUST COME OUT IMMEDIATELY!  I pushed 6 times in 60 seconds, the head was out, they grabbed the baby under the arms and pulled him out and laid him on my chest.  He was blue and not moving when they started to rub him down and suck his mouth and nose.  Finally a cry!  Whew!  I could not wrap my mind around what had just happened.  I asked the doctor, "How long did I push" and her response was "One minute... like 60 seconds."  I guess she could tell by my confused look I needed clarification on just how long a minute was.  It was the fastest minute of my life.  Cameron did amazing and stayed calm the whole time.  The staff at Fresno Community was wonderful and took excellent care of us.  I am so glad I delivered there.
Proud Daddy!

Worth waiting 10 months for :)

Exhausted and in love!

We have a blondie on our hands.


Ready to go home!
Meeting Little Brother
Ethan's first smile was for Collin!

Proud Big Brother

Sweet Memories!

Ethan's First Bedtime Story
My good friend Megan came to the hospital to take pictures for us and she did such a great job!  I will share her photos in the next post!  Thank You Megan!!!