S: Pregnant with Jacob Noah
BC: Jacob Noah Fletcher 9/11/09 | "I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him." 1Sam1:27
FC: A baby is something you carry inside | you for nine months, in your arms | for three years and in your heart till | the day you die." ~ Mary Mason
1: We Are Pregnant! | Mommy and Daddy had tried for several years to have a baby. We saw many doctors and tried so many medicines and procedures. Finally we decided to stop trying so hard and start praying to God for a miracle. In January of 2009 we found out we were pregnant! We were amazed and in awe at God's faithfulness and love. You are truly our miracle baby, Jacob. And this is the story of our pregnancy with you and your birth.
2: How We Found Out | Mommy was at work and found out that she was pregnant. She told Daddy the next morning, but we were afraid to get too excited. We took a pregnancy test every day for 2 weeks. Then we had our first ultrasound when you were only 4 weeks old and barely the size of grain of rice. We kept looking at you on the ultrasound every week. We'll never forget the first time we heard your little heart beating! We cried. We couldn't believe that God had blessed us with such a miracle!
3: Watching Our Miracle! | Because Mommy worked at a hospital delivering babies, we had special access to the ultrasound machine. We got to look at you all the time and watch you grow. We loved watching you wiggle and dance. We saw you smile and suck your thumb. We studied every detail of your forming body. "For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb" Psalm 139:13
4: Surprising Daddy
5: At work when you were about 13 weeks old, Mommy found out that you were a BOY! She was so excited to tell Daddy. She knew he would be thrilled to know we were having a baby boy. Mommy was at work the whole night and it was so hard not to call and tell Daddy. After work the next day, Mommy went out and bought decorations and threw Daddy a surprise "It's A Boy" party that night. He was so happy! | Boy or Girl? | It's A Boy!
6: DUE DATE: 9/9/09 | We love looking at you! Daddy came to Mommy's work every week and we would watch you on the ultrasound for an hour and then go out to eat somewhere fun. It was our weekly date with you.
10: Baby Shower | Your Aunt Baca and Grandmama planned Mommy the best baby shower. It was a tea party theme and we had such a wonderful time. All sorts of friends came to bring gifts for you. We received so many wonderful gifts. Grandmama and Grandpapa were excited as their house filled up with baby things Did you know we lived with them the last month of pregnancy and until you were 3 months old? What wonderful memories!
11: Oh Baby! | For: Jake | Gifts of Love
13: Baby Shower Fun
14: More Baby Shower Fun
15: Your Aunt Mimi , Becky, and Aimee planned a fun online baby shower. We all were on webcams and they had sent gifts, decorations, and cookies. They even made a cake out of diapers! Mommy also enjoyed a wonderful shower with all her hospital friends. Jacob, you were loved so much before you were even born!
16: Mommy's Status Updates
18: Waiting For Jacob
19: We Are Blessed | Believe in Miracles
20: So Excited! | Journal Entry: 9/1/09 "Im sitting here thinking about you Jacob, as you squirm around in my belly. I just can't wait to meet you. Your due date is in 8 more days, wow! Journal Entry: 9/7/09 "I'm laying here in bed as Daddy sleeps thinking about you. I love you so much already and I just can't imagine what it is going to be like to meet you. I can't wait to see your face and kiss your little feet. I feel you kicking me right now! Come soon my little Jakey...your mama loves you. "
21: Red Sox Game with Daddy | Mommy took Daddy to a Red Sox game for his birthday. Aunt Baca came with us. Daddy was so excited when Dustin Pedroia threw him a ball! Daddy was thrilled to have you at your "first" game!
22: Progress | Labor & Delivery | About 8pm on Thursday night, Mommy and Daddy went to bed early. Mommy had been having contractions for several days but they were getting stronger and stronger. At 8:30pm, Mommy's water broke. She woke Daddy up and he was so excited and very nervous. About 15 minutes later we were on our way to the hospital! We knew you would be here soon!
23: Almost Time! | At the hospital, Mommy had very strong contractions. She was only 1cm dilated when we arrived. She was in so much pain but knew it would be worth it as soon as she saw your face. Grandmama stayed in the hospital with us and we all tried to get some sleep. At about 7am, Dr. Cline said it was time to push!
24: At 9:40am after 13 hours of labor and 2 hours of pushing, you were born! You weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and cried so loud as soon as you came out! It was music to our ears! Mommy and Daddy cried just looking at you as we realized that God had given us a MIRACLE!
26: September 11, 2009 Friday 9:40 am 20 inches 7 lbs 5 oz
27: The Story of your...
29: Checking You Out!
30: We Are Parents!
31: After you were born, Mommy and Daddy had surprise gifts for each other. Daddy gave Mommy a beautiful necklace and gift certificates for massages. Mommy gave Daddy a picture frame with a verse about how blessed our family is.
32: We stayed in the hospital for one more night after you were born. We couldn't stop looking at you. You were so perfect and so little. You got the hang of nursing right away and you were an eating machine.. The next day, Grandmama and Grandpapa and Aunt Baca came to see you again. We had lots of visitors in the hospital too. Everyone couldn't wait to meet you!
33: Jacob Noah
34: GOING HOME!
35: Let the Adventure Begin!