Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Creed William Strong, 6 lbs 11 ounces

Savannah holding her new baby brother Creed William Strong
Nana Donna with her newest grandson.
Savannah, Cole, Daddy and Creed!
Beautiful Mommy and Daddy with baby Creed.
All the kids with mom!! Nana Donna got the kids dressed up so nice for their first meeting with Creed.
Mommy with Creed. 5 minutes after popping out!
Look how beautiful Nicole is.
Close up of Creed!

Nicole and I arrived at the hospital around 7:30 this morning. We were anxious about the days events. After all, we've been waiting for this day for the last 9 months. Nicole was induced at 9:00 am, and got her epidural at 11:00 am. Things progressed slowly at first, but at 4:00, her nurse checked her and told us she was dilated to a 4. Shortly after, she was a 6, then an 8, and within 45 minutes, she was fully dilated and 100% Effaced. It took Nicole two contractions with three 10 second pushes during each contraction. Creed popped out and Nicole's doctor and staff immediately took him to the fry warmer and cleaned him off and got him looking good for his mom. The pictures of Creed are literally 5 minutes after he was born. Nicole did such a wonderful job with the whole thing. Such a trooper!
Cole, Savannah, Nicole and I are pleased to present Creed William Strong. Welcome to the family little guy!

21 comments:

Melissa said...

Congrats!!!! You look way too good for just having a baby. Love the name... he is a cutie!

dietcokegrrl said...

Congrats again--he is beautiful. And seriously, you look way too good to have just had a baby. Not fair!

Shannon said...

I agree with the others...seriously, you look way to good to have just had a baby. What a sweetheart! Congratulations, Mike and Nikki. I am excited for your little family to have this addition. I'm glad there weren't any complications along the way and that you are both happy and healthy. We love you guys and can't wait to see Creed in March. Mike, I will give you a call tomorrow..I have been at the docs with Logan, another ear infection. Again, Congratulations!!!!

Grimmers said...

Congrats!!!! Gald to hear everything went well!! Nicole is that a picture of you standing up all ready- did you take a shower after popping out Creed for your fablous photo opp? Can't wait to meet Creed!!

An Everts Tale said...

Nicole makes me sick, looking that good after having a baby! AND having it so quickly! He is adorable and definitely looks like a Strong! :) Congrats you guys!!

The Strong Family said...

thanks for all your comments, making me feel better when my bum is sore!! I am so excited to have such a little guy, he is SO tiny compared to Savannah and Cole and LOVES to eat and suck. The nurses took him from me last night so I could sleep and it was so nice. My secret is my spray tan, everyone should get one before going into labor, it tricks everyone!

Jenny said...

You do look amazing! I looked terrible after having my kids! I'm not surprised though! You always look amazing! Congrats on your darling little boy! I love his name too! So happy for you all!

Ryan said...

awww...how cute!

Lisa said...

It's so good to know Creed is here healthy, happy and so good-looking. Nikki, we're glad that you are doing well and looking like a proud momma. We are proud grandparents too. Congratulations!

Olia said...

Congratulation on your new addition! Your kids look gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

Congrats guys! He's a little doll! Now we need to get these new cousins together again - Ty's been missing Creed since he left heaven three weeks ago! PS - I'm trying the spray tan next time :o)

Laura and David said...

so cute. he totally looks like a mix of vanna and coley. we can't wait to meet him!

Ronnie and Natalie Taylor said...

Congragulations! I am so excited for you. he is so handsome and I love his name. You look great and so does the family. Hope to see you guys someday soon.

Lynsey said...

Hey Congratulations! I am glad everything went well. He is beautiful and looks like a mix of Cole and Savannah. You look awesome! I think you look awesome as ever, you don't even look like you broke a sweat!

Natalie and Jay said...

He is so beautiful (you all are)! The pictures made me cry! So awesome - We're so excited for you! Welcome to the family Creed!

super advanced said...

ohmygosh! You look so skinny already!
The fake tan looks awesome......
Seriously, Congrats!
When can you go walking again?

Lisa said...

Congratulations! I'm glad everything went well for you. He's a cute little guy!

miriam said...

Nicole, you are gorgeous! And that little Creed is so cute! I'm totally coming over to hold him again.

Nana Donna said...

So what else is there to say? Everyone has summed up all I wanted to say. You are a beautiful family (inside and out)......Love you! Mom and Dad (Nana and papa)

I'm so glad I got to see my baby when he was first born....so sweet and straight from Heaven only a few hours ago!

brandt and soupie strong said...

We all wanted to blog but the computer wasn't working right so we are all glad everything went well Creed is So Cute.You guys all look so great.We are glad baby Creed is here...Carlee

Tommy and Jolynn said...

He is adorable!!! Congrats!! We hope to meet him soon. Enjoy your family time!