Hey Amos!

Meet Jonathan Spencer Amos

Welcome to the world, baby boy! Well, Jonathan certainly took his sweet time arriving, but we are so grateful that his birth was a successful VBAC and not a repeat csection, which we were praying and hoping for with all our might!

To say that I'm still shocked it happened this way is an understatement. My labor actually started around 11 p.m. the night before the scheduled csection. We had resigned ourselves to the fact that labor had not started on its own before reaching the 42nd week of pregnancy. After going to bed early in preparation for the 7 a.m. csection, I was actually annoyed by the contractions and thought that they wouldn't amount to anything other than keeping me awake all night. By 3 a.m., however, it was time to go to the hospital because the contractions were just 5 minutes apart. Now I'm not going to say that labor was easy, because it wasn't...and we even had a little scare where progress had stalled and we were given a definite time frame for a repeat csection if progress was not made. But by around 3:00 p.m. it was time to push and our beautiful baby boy was born at 3:47 p.m. on January 15th! He weighed in at 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 22 inches long.

I have to give a shout out to our nurse, Karen (even though she won't read this), who at one point said the unforgettable phrase, "We are going to rock and roll this baby out of you!" She did more than just care for me and coach me through it all, she actually helped my labor progress by having me switch positions from my left to my right side every 15 minutes or so. After this manuever I had progressed from 7 cm to 9.5 cm dilated! So, thank you nurse Karen from the bottom of my heart - I don't think I could have done it without you.

Well, enough talk about labor and delivery...we all know you are really just reading this to see pictures of the baby!

Jonathan weighing in - apparently the doctors round up to the nearest ounce

Jonathan and Mom bonding

Jonathan meets his Dad

Will meets his little brother for the first time

Will pats Jonathan on the head - a positive start to brotherly love ;)

Jonathan and Grandma

Jonathan and Nana

Jonathan holding his new puppy dog blankey

Cousins: Kennedy, Will & Jonathan

One week old

...And he's out like a light!

That's all for now! Coming soon are Will and Jonathan comparison photos since Jonathan looks exactly like Will did when he was an infant.