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Cristy
01-21-2007, 08:45 PM
Hello,
This is Clint, Cristy's husband, posting for her since she's a bit preoccupied right now :)

She wanted to let you know that after 15 hours of labor, she delivered via c-sectiona beautiful, healthy baby boy. His name is Aaron Gregory Smith and he weighs 9 pounds 3 ounces and is 21" long. He was born Friday night (1/19/07) at 8:07 PM est.

We just got back home late this afternoon. Im sure shes dying to talk about him with you after she gets some rest.

Here are a few pictures:

http://www.artisticscreen.com/clint/aaron/P1010263.jpg
http://www.artisticscreen.com/clint/aaron/P1010301.jpg
http://www.artisticscreen.com/clint/aaron/P1010333.jpg

lissalue
01-21-2007, 08:49 PM
congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! :muah: :teehee: :hug: :heart: :hug: :teehee: :muah:

he is beautiful!!!!!!!

HamaLee
01-21-2007, 08:49 PM
Yayy!!!! :cheering: :muah: :happydance: :balloons:
Congratulations to you both!

And what a good guy you are to share the news with us. :hug:

brendajos
01-21-2007, 08:50 PM
ooh he is gorgeous! Congratulations on your new little addition.

psammeadred
01-21-2007, 09:17 PM
Woohoo! :happydance: :happydance: :cheering: :cheering: Congratulations! What a cutie!

projectgal
01-21-2007, 09:20 PM
Wow! He was a big boy and so beautiful! Good to see that he appreciates hand knits at an early age!

Congratulations!

madametj
01-21-2007, 09:24 PM
:cheering:

cmk
01-21-2007, 09:26 PM
Congratulations! Beautiful baby boy!

Carolyn

stipma
01-21-2007, 09:44 PM
Congratulations to the new family.

zkimom
01-21-2007, 09:52 PM
Many blessings and congratulations on your beautiful baby!

He is gorgeous!

Best,
Susan

MarchingTwinkie3
01-21-2007, 09:52 PM
Congrats! He is a beautiful baby! :muah:

knitqueen
01-21-2007, 09:53 PM
Congratulations to the whole family. He is a lovely baby boy! :hug:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-21-2007, 10:03 PM
Congrats!!! :heart:

snowbear
01-21-2007, 10:04 PM
Congrats.. give her a hug for me!
:hug: :hug: :hug:

Ingrid
01-21-2007, 10:08 PM
Welcome Aaron!!! Congratulations Clint and Christy!! :muah: :muah:

Jan in CA
01-21-2007, 11:10 PM
Congratulations Clint and Cristy! Aaron is a beautiful little boy!!

http://www.smilieland.com/graphics/baby04j.gif

Mariblue
01-21-2007, 11:26 PM
:cheering: :cheering: What a beautiful boy he is!
Mariblue

ecb
01-21-2007, 11:30 PM
Congrats
:muah: :teehee: :happydance: :heart: :woot: :woohoo: :inlove:
15 hours, long time, and 9+ big boy
yo must both be
:sleepy: :sun: :flirt: :passedout: :eyes:
from all the work you did
now its time to enjoy your :angelgrin:
:present: :balloons: :grphug: :woot: :cheering: :happydance:

I M done with smilies
never forget how to play
it keeps the kids on their toes

ecb

mks22300
01-21-2007, 11:30 PM
Congratulations Cristy and Clint!!! :cheering:
Aaron is so cute!!! :heart:

MoniDew
01-21-2007, 11:43 PM
CONGRATS to mom & dad! And, what a GORGEOUS boy!!
________
Cmx450 (http://www.honda-wiki.org/wiki/Honda_CMX450)

luv2knit
01-22-2007, 01:02 AM
:balloons: Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! :balloons:

cookworm
01-22-2007, 01:29 AM
Congratulations, Clint and Cristy, and welcome little, sweet, beautiful Aaron! Thanks for sharing pix--what a great hubby you are!!! I know many of us were on pins and needles waiting to hear how things went...thanks for keeping up updated. Please give Cristy our love and warm wishes.

And Aaron's hat is just so cute!

feministmama
01-22-2007, 01:32 AM
yeah :cheering: Wasn't she just talking about having braxton hicks :?? Well anyway, good work. Congrats :heart:

Jenelle
01-22-2007, 02:13 AM
Aww Aaron is adorable!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Congrats! :heart: :muah: :heart:

niffer
01-22-2007, 04:21 AM
:muah: :muah: Congratulations on such a Beautiful baby boy.

Get some rest so you can get to telling us all about his baby antics soon.

Congratulations to Clint too, and thanks for the update! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Lilsea
01-22-2007, 07:20 AM
Congratulations!!! He is absolutely gorgeous!!!

dustinac
01-22-2007, 09:06 AM
:happydance: :cheering: Congrats that's wonderful!!! He is beautiful!!!!

figaro
01-22-2007, 09:16 AM
Congratulations on such a beautiful little baby boy! :cheering: And you have a wonderful husband to come here and let all of us know that your baby arrived!

Chrissie
01-22-2007, 09:55 AM
He's so cute! Congratulations!!! :happydance:

nadja la claire
01-22-2007, 10:09 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:muah: :hug: :happydance: :cheering: :heart: :D :balloons: :lol: :blooby: :yay: :sun: :star: :woot: :grphug: :woohoo: :clink:

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

DianaM
01-22-2007, 10:26 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah cutie!!!!

Congratulations to the proud parents!!!! :muah: :heart: :muah: :heart:

Kaydee
01-22-2007, 10:26 AM
CONGRATS!!!! :cheering: :hug: :muah: :happydance: :woot:
What a beautiful baby boy! Thanks so much for sharing the great news!

mimi
01-22-2007, 10:51 AM
You do good work, Cristy ! He has such a nice shape.

And how nice of your husband to take time and let us know.

I hope you have a speedy recovery.

jodstr2
01-22-2007, 12:14 PM
:hug: :heart: :hug: :heart: :hug:

congratulations!!!

:balloons: :balloons: :balloons: :balloons: :balloons:

:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

auburnchick
01-22-2007, 12:18 PM
Congratulations! Little boys are sooooo wonderful!!!!

:hug:

sara_jayne
01-22-2007, 12:19 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Congratulations!!!


He is just beautiful! :heart: :heart: :heart:

CarmenIbanez
01-22-2007, 12:22 PM
Good work Cristy! (And DH)

nonny2t
01-22-2007, 12:23 PM
Cristy, he is incredibly beautiful! Congratulations to all of you! It makes me want our new grandbaby even more. We find out on Wed which we are going to have!

:muah: :hug: To everyone!

CateKnits
01-22-2007, 01:22 PM
:inlove: So cute!! Thanks for letting us know and sharing the pictures. :muah:

Nikki
01-22-2007, 01:25 PM
Clint, you are getting lots of kuddos for posting and I'd like to add mine to them. Thanks so much and congrats on your new son.

Christy!!! WAY TO GO. Congratulations on that beautiful boy. He's a big one! Love his hat, did you knit that for him? Rest lots and come here when you can. Gentle hugs for all of you.

earthchick
01-22-2007, 01:26 PM
Oh my, he's beautiful!!!! Congratulations, and enjoy your babymoon!

Cristy
01-22-2007, 02:53 PM
Hey you guys! Thanks for all of the well wishes and my dh says to tell all of you that he doesn't deserve the credit b/c I asked him to do it!

Yes, I knitted the hat although it hardly fits! I need to knit a few more and make them a little larger! I had him wear the hat the when I first held him and then he wore it home since it was a little chilly!

I'm feeling allright--sore (which is to be expected) but happy. The c-section wasn't bad--a little disappointing since I had labored all day but in the end I think it was the best decision. I showed up having contractions at 3 min. apart (and they felt just like what I was describing the other day) but they weren't consistent enough so they went ahead w/ the pitocin. I managed to make it w/ no medication through the contractions until about 5:30 pm (we got started at 5 am). Two hours later I was gald I had gotten the epidural (even though it was just as horrible of an experience as the first one I had--but then I have a very VERY serious needle issue--I know lots of people think they aren't a big deal) b/c they checked me and I still hadn't even made it to 5 cm. They were concerned about how slow I was progressing but they were more concerned that he wasn't dropping down and thought that maybe he was too large to come through the pelvis. Either way--we decided to go ahead w/ the c-section. DH was absolutely wonderful--I was okay w/ the c-section but he started to cry--he was so afraid something would happen to me! He's a very emotional guy to begin with but it felt really nice to hear someone say that I was needed! I love my dh!

Anyway--by little guy is awesome. Bilirubin was a little high but not too bad. He isn't really sleeping much at night but we've just gotten home and are starting to get into a routine. We are just sleeping when he does for now.

Thank you all for all of your sweet responses--I'll make sure to post more pictures later!

cookworm
01-22-2007, 03:06 PM
We're glad to hear you're doing good and so is baby Aaron. Be sure to rest and not overdo it...c-sections are recovering from childbirth and a major surgery. :heart: :heart: :heart:

Secksiebrat
01-22-2007, 03:21 PM
Congrats hun! Take it easy on yourself. I labored for 22 hours (pushed for 2) and then ended up with an emergency c-section since it was determinded I never dilated on the right side. I felt like I had had 2 babies. Get some rest and enjoy the little one!

*hugs*

~danielle~

iza
01-22-2007, 03:26 PM
Congratulations to you and dh, this baby is just adorable! :muah: :heart: :cheering:

aethra
01-22-2007, 04:02 PM
He's so sweet, Cristy! :heart: :cheering: :heart:

:star: Congratulations!!! :star:

AnreeAce
01-22-2007, 04:17 PM
Welcome to the world little Aaron! :muah:

Congratulations Christy! :cheering:

GennyLynn1962
01-22-2007, 08:14 PM
Congratulations!!

What a beautiful baby boy.

Remember to take care of yourself and to not do too much too soon. You are doing right by sleeping when he sleeps.

Enjoy him, you will blink, and before you know it you'll be handing him the car keys. :teehee: That's what happened with 'my' Aaron (he's 23 now).

What a great DH you have.

Thanks for the pictures, can't wait to see more.

hunterjenn
01-22-2007, 08:54 PM
Congratulations!!

I was induced and ended up having a C-section, too. I found that walking as much as I could each day sped the healing up--hope you're feeling well! That is one big, beautiful boy!

caviar
01-22-2007, 09:02 PM
Soooooo sweet! Congratulations! And it was nice of your husband to post here...but are you sure he didn't spell the name wrong? Isn't it Aran? Just kidding. Hope you're recovering well and that you get to sleep when he's sleeping on ocassion! Have so much fun staring at him for hours!

Kirstin

merryknitter
01-22-2007, 10:18 PM
Hey Cristy,
Congratulations to you and your Hubby! What beautful pictures...he was a whopper, for sure! Just take it easy and get lots of rest...even when you begin to feel alot better...you've been thru alot! Hopefully, Aaron will start sleeping a little more so you can find a minute to knit...LOL!
God Bless You All,
Merry :muah:

BinkyKat
01-22-2007, 10:24 PM
Cristy said:
b/c I asked him to do it!
:eyebrow: and I'm so sure you had to twist his arm, work work work... :teehee:

Congratulations to you all, and welcome little Aaron!!! I bet big sister has a lot to boast about huh?
Peaceful dreams to you all while you adapt to the new lifestyle! :heart: :heart:

Cristy
01-22-2007, 10:52 PM
...but are you sure he didn't spell the name wrong? Isn't it Aran?

LOL--that's great--yea...I didn't want to tell dh the REAL reason I picked out that name!

Thanks for all of the sweet comments guys!

geenah
01-22-2007, 10:53 PM
Congrats!

Petals
01-22-2007, 11:06 PM
What a handsome guy you have there! And look at that hair!! :heart:

Congrats to you and dh---take care and get as much rest as possible !

HamburgKnitter
01-23-2007, 05:43 AM
Congratulations! :cheering:

Wow - that hair. And those hands! Beautiful. :heart:

becjo
01-23-2007, 10:38 AM
OUCH - 9 lbs! Hope you're doing OK - he is just beautiful! I love those newborns - you just want to snuggle with them all day long! CONGRATULATIONS! :cheering:

mrs desert rain
01-23-2007, 11:45 AM
congrats! he's precious. :hug:

nonny2t
01-23-2007, 11:51 AM
It was good to hear from you Cristy and hope that little boy of yours is allowing to you get lots of rest. He is incredibly beautiful and I know you are so proud of him. My first was 9 1/2 lbs ( he is now 33, 6'4", 240 lbs and gonna be a daddy himself in 5 months)and I labored long so I know how you feel, but you rest yourself up and then come on back here and share some more proud mama and papa pictures so we can ooohhhh and ahhhhh a bit more!

Faye

aineepooh1
01-23-2007, 12:02 PM
Congratulations to you Cristy and hubby and big sis' :woot:


:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
15 hours of labor AND a C-section~~~!!!!!! :passedout:
:hair:

So glad to hear both of you (mom and babee) are doing great~!!
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
aineepooh

lestrella
01-23-2007, 09:25 PM
:cheering: Congratulations Clint and Cristy! He is adorable!

Larissa

beckyrhae
01-23-2007, 09:34 PM
Congrats to mom and dad! Job well done, he is beautiful!

Angelia
01-23-2007, 09:38 PM
:hug: Congratulations!! :hug:

i'd rather be knitting
01-24-2007, 01:13 AM
He's gorgeous!! Thanks for letting us know how everyone was doing.
Congrats to the whole family. :cheering:

CarmenIbanez
01-24-2007, 12:33 PM
What is the word? Is Cristy back yet? Any more news?

WE MISS YOU CRISTY!

zip
01-25-2007, 11:11 PM
What a sweet baby! :heart: I read your posts the day you were having possible labor pains, but didn't reply because I know nothing about having them and didn't wish to offer meaningless clutter to your thread. I'm glad to hear that all is well.

Congratulations!

gingergal4l8r
01-26-2007, 12:20 PM
CONGRATES!!! :woot:

I really think you have something special.
You hubby is amazing to post on here.

I do not think you can train him to do that, I believe that is just in him to be proud, supportive ,and truely inlove with all and every part of his lovely wife.

So I am wishing you the very best to you and your family.

jjminarcik
01-26-2007, 03:21 PM
Congratulations! He is so cute! :muah: :muah:

Virtuella
01-26-2007, 03:24 PM
Congrats.. very beautiful baby boy!!
:heart: :heart: :heart:

losnana
01-26-2007, 04:21 PM
I don't know how I missed this all week, but CONGRATULATIONS to both of you and Big Sister too. He is a beautiful baby!

mwedzi
01-29-2007, 11:24 PM
Goodness, I missed this too! I saw it out the corner of my eye and was like "who's cristy, i don't know no cristy" and then I read the Valentine's Knitting post and I see the little meter under the familiar picture and someone says you just gave your husband a son and, wow. You had your baby! :cheering: :happydance: :hug: :woohoo: