Tuesday, May 26, 2009

He's Finally Here!


James Kingsley Hudson
was born on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:17 AM
he weighed in at 8 lbs., 10.5 oz and measured 21 inches long.

Mama and Baby are both doing well, at home with Daddy and Big Sister Sophia, who loves her little brother very much. There is some concern over James' breathing, which has been a bit faster than desired. If you feel led, please join us in prayer that his breathing will regulate to a normal speed over the next do or so, so that we can avoid a trip to the hospital for monitoring. In general, though, James and I are both in excellent health, and Brian and I are so very, very grateful for the blessing of a second, healthy child! I am mainly resting up a lot and enjoying being at home with my family, but I will post a "birth story" post soon. Thank you all for your prayers and kind words over the past months and weeks. They have meant a great deal to me.

Resting in Mama's arms just after birth.

Sophia gives Baby James a hug.

Sophia meets Baby James.

Sweet homecoming, only five hours after birth.

At our birth center, this candle is lit whenever a mother is in labor or a new baby has just been born. This one was lit in honor of our little James.

35 comments:

  1. Bethany and Brian,
    He is so cute! I can't wait to meet him! Just a few more weeks. Hope all is well. You look great Bethany! Can't wait to see you all, my prayers are with you!
    Love,
    Meghan

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  2. Congrats on the birth, family :) Welcome to the world, James. I'll pray and think of his breath. Bless you all :)

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  3. All of the photos are so sweet. Sophia seems to be enchanted with James. He's beautiful--congratulations!

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  4. Would you actually believe last night I had a birth about you giving birth? No gory details, don't worry, just that it happened. CONGRATULATIONS!!! He's gorgeous, and I wish I looked that put together after giving birth as you did! Hope his breathing settles soon. Again... congratulations to your whole lovely family. :)

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  5. Congratulations! Praying for a swift recovery for you and perfect breathing for James. I'm looking forward to the birth story!

    I love the name James. It's my dad's name and one of my brother's.

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  6. Congratulations! I have been following along and anxiously awaiting James's arrival!! Welcome to the world little man, may the Lord bless you richly and hold you closely in His palm.

    Praying for James's breathing and that you both have a smooth recovery.

    Blessings
    Amy

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  7. oh bethany.. i am just so pleased and relieved for you (the relief may seem odd, but that was always one of the main feelings washing over me just after childbirth.. i guess i am feeling sympathetic relief;)) i'll especially be praying for you all today.

    what a beautiful babe he is♥ looking forward to the birth story, when you're feeling up to sharing.

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  8. Congratulations! He is just beautiful and look at you glow, what a very happy time, I can't wait for the birth story!

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  9. Congratulations! He's beautiful.

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  10. Congratulations to you and your family, Bethany. He is a beautiful child.
    The lighting of candles after birth is such a beautiful tradition, too.

    Sara

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  11. Congratulations! I'm so happy that you are now over the hurdle and can begin enjoying the best part of the journey. :) He has the chubbiest little baby face I've ever seen on a newborn! And the picture of you, Sophia and James on the couch is so beautiful it almost made me want to cry.

    I haven't read too much about your birthing choices on the blog... What kind of a center did you choose and birthing method (if you don't mind my asking, of course). Being home 5 hours after birth sounds like a dream!

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  12. Very many congratulations!

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  13. He is beautiful Bethany!!! Congratulations and give my little God-son a big kiss from me! See you in 2 weeks!
    Caitlin

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  14. Congratulations Bethany and welcome to the world James!

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  15. Congratulations! God is good.
    Cindy

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  16. So happy for y'all! He is gorgeous! Congratulations, Bethany!

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  17. hoooray!!!!! Welcome home sweet baby James!

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  18. Congratulations Bethany! He's adorable and you look great. Can't wait to hear your birth story. We will be praying for little James and his breathing. God is good!

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  19. Congrats on the birth of your precious son.

    God's richest blessings to you.
    ~Deanna~

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  20. Blessings on you all! I'll be praying that the Holy Mother prays for both Mama and James. Please keep us posted as you are able. Here's to a happy and healthy recovery!

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  21. Congratulations,what a beautiful blessing!! Praying for you all and especially abundant health for little James. Rich Blessings!

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  22. Wow. Blessings on you both and your whole family.

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  23. I just wanted to say that I am glad that you little boy is here in this world and that we will be praying for both of you (focusing on his breathing).

    Did you love your birthing center? When I had my little girl there wasn't one close by and now I live near one and pray that someday I will get to use it :O)

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  24. We are so happy for your blessed event. Welcome little James. What a lovely, handsome, stately name for a dear baby boy.

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  25. So thrilled! Can't wait to hear the story of your new little blessing! Will be praying for him.....

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  26. OMG! Just beautiful! Congratualtions on your little bundle of joy!

    God bless you and get some rest!:)

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  27. Congratulations! I'll be praying for the breathing issue. You all look great and happy!

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  28. Oh Bethany, I am so happy for you! Baby James is so beautiful...prayers are going up for you and your family...God bless!

    Rhonda

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  29. Congratulations, and welcome to the world sweet James! I will pray for the breathing issue. You all look wonderful!

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  30. Oh, he's so precious - I like the candle thing too, our hospital played Brahm's Lullaby over the PA system (to the whole hospital!) every time a baby was born.
    Will be praying for breathing!!!

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  31. Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

    ~Luke

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  32. Congratulations on the birth of your new son! May God be praised!
    Blessings, to you and your family!

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  33. Congratulations, Bethany!!! Little James is so beautiful! I just love the look on Sophia's face in those photos. :-D I'm so happy for you all. :-)

    ~Elise

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  34. Congratulations! He's so sweet. My prayers are with you and him for your recovery and his breathing.

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  35. Congratulations!! I love his name!! Hopefully he'll be better soon so that he can go home.

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