Monday, April 12, 2010

Spencer is here!

He's here! Spencer David Bingham finally made his appearance on Monday April 5th at 12:09 pm. He weighed in at 7 lbs 1 oz and measured 19.5 inches (not too shabby for very short parents!) The birth story will have to wait for another post. Suffice it to say that labor was only 6 hours and I managed to have a natural, non-medicated birth -- just what I wanted. It was harder than I ever imagined it would be... but the sense of accomplishment was like nothing else. It would not have been possible without Mom and Cory at my side for the entire 6 hours, so I'm grateful to them for supporting me when I needed it most.

Spencer is happy and healthy, which we're grateful for. I'm healing nicely, which I'm grateful for. This is moving week for us, so we're loading the moving truck on Wednesday and beginning our journey westward. Spencer rides in the car well and seems to like his car seat, which is good, since he's got about 4 days of riding in the very near future.

Blog posts are probably going to be sparse over the next few weeks. In the meantime, here's a couple of pictures. The general consensus seems to be that he looks just like Cory. I think he's pretty darned cute, but I might be a tad biased :)







22 comments:

Brett and Emily said...

Happy Birthday Spencer. Welcome to the world buddy. You were born to awesome parents.

Congrats Cory and Sarah! We are so happy for you. He is one beautiful baby. I think he looks like both of you. I can see a lot of Sarah in him too. He's adorable. Glad things went well. Good luck on your move. We will be thinking about you all week. We hope you get some sleep. Luv you!

Andrea said...

YAY!!!! I loved seeing all the pics of cute little Spencer. He does look like Cory- I didn't want to say it cause newbies change so much, but he really does. I'm so excited for you guys to get here! I can't believe you're finally coming home but I bet you feel like you're leaving home. You need to write about your farewell to the Fayette Ward and what you will/won't miss about Western New York. :) And I'm a patient person so I'm happy to wait for it. Congrats to both you and Cory!!! Good luck on the drive. I can't wait to see you and your new arrival!

Recksieks said...

We are so excited for you Sarah! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is gorgeous! I am so glad everything went good. Good luck with the drive!

Kirsten said...

He is pretty cute, and yes he does look like Cory! Congrats guys. I'm bummed that I missed you by just a week or so...have a great trip!

Marie said...

Congrats! How exciting! Good luck with moving day. I hope he does good in the car.

Karrissa Winward said...

Congratulations! He is adorable!

NaDell said...

How fun! I'm so glad you were able to do it how you wanted. I love looking at those pictures of you guys holding him. Cute stuff!
Can you email me your parent's address so I can send you something?

Vee said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful. What a precious babe. I'm glad it was a fast labor for you. Good luck with the move. You are amazing, but it's probably easier to do it now then it ever will be in the future. Just don't overdue it. I'll be sending well wishes your way!

Maria said...

You are a brave woman. Congrats on your darling son!

Scott and Becky said...

Congratulations! Spencer is a very nice name. Any one that he is named after? I assume the David is from Great Grandpa Hogge. Hope to see more of you guys when you get back.

MiriamR said...

oh my goodness he is soooo cute!! I think he has yours eyes. Beautiful little Spencer (love his name)

Lincoln and Alisia said...

Yay!!! Congrats!!

stephanie said...

HE is soo handsome! Congratulations! I am so amazed that you could do it natural! HOpe you get some sleep, I think the first kid is the hardest to get used to, hang in there. I know you will be a great mom!

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Brooke said...

Where have I been? Congratulations Sarah! He's adorable and I'm so glad everything went well! Enjoy being a new mommy! Little Spencer is so lucky!

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3-G The Poet said...

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http://thehumanicana.blogspot.com/

Or my facebook page

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Hoping you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration and laughter,
Grant-Grey

Jenny said...

Congratulations! He is a beautiful baby.