Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bun's done!!

Ding! That's the timer (although my natural belly button timer never officially popped out). It turns out the baking instructions were a little off and he was done a couple of weeks early!

I won't go into the gory details but here's the short version:
  1. water breaks (leaving work)
  2. went to hospital (friendly security guy who gave us the score of the UNC game)
  3. waded through non-medicated contractions for 4 hours (ouch)
  4. finally got epidural at 3:15am ( decision I've ever made regarding pain)
  5. tried to "nap" until about 9am (ha)
  6. started pushing at around 10:45
  7. bouncing baby boy with a great set of lungs at 11:25am!! YIPPIE!
Not bad for 16 hours and 40 minutes, huh?

He's absolutely beautiful...can't wait to share some photos once we get home from the hospital and can load up some shots for all of you!

Here are the stats:
Lathan Dean Hicks
(Lathan-Andy's Dad's middle name, Dean-Jennifer's Grandmother's maiden name)
Born January 18, 2009 (Capricorn for you horoscope buffs)
7lbs. 5oz.
20.5 inches long
Big feet! (Just like his folks)
Potentially red hair (hard to tell right now but it's likely!!)

Thanks for all the well wishes from everyone! Just wanted to let you all know how thrilled we are and that we're totally in love with the little guy. He's healthy and handsome...the best we could've wished for and lil'mama & daddychef Andy are doing great too.
The new "rents"


  1. Holy Crap!! I havent been here for a few days (obviously), and the first thing I see is Bun's done! That's great. Congratulations to you both!! Although I must say Jennifer, it's not like you to blame the directions and make excuses like "I followed the recipe!" Can't wait to see the little guy!! Our best to the Hicks Family!! Ronnie-man and Brandy!

  2. Congratulations to you both!!! I am so excited to meet the little hair, how awesome is that?! We miss you both at the museum and cant wait to see all of you :) Much love!!