Baby Boy

December 16th, 2005 · 110 Comments · Uncategorized


Baby and mommy and daddy are all doing well. Baby is breastfeeding like a champ; I can hardly keep up with him. The induction was extremely successful. After seven hours on the pitocin I was proceeding so well, they stopped it. Then I labored on my own for about 11 more hours before beginning to push. The pushing went very quickly and there was my beautiful baby. No epidural, no C-section. I was utterly amazed at the phenomenal support my husband provided throughout the very, very long process. He gets a big gold star! That’s all I can write for now. We are busy feeding, changing diapers, and trying to sleep. :-)

Thank you all, again, for your comments and support! It means the world to me!

110 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Deneen (dsa0901) // Dec 16, 2005 at 11:14 pm

    Ah, the first to comment! Your mailbox must be full!

    He’s absolutely beautiful and I am not just saying that-you must be thrilled (and tired and shocked they let this tiny little creature home with you (LOL)).

    It’s a long process for us, but must be amazingly long for the husband who, although isn’t in any pain, is basically on his feet and alert the entire time not really knowing what is going on.

    I am so happy about the no c-section, no epidural-it was awesome wasn’t it? The most amazing, incredible thing I have ever done in my life.

    Enjoy him and I hope you all have a terrific holiday!

  • 2 Julie // Dec 16, 2005 at 11:31 pm

    Donna he’s absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!!

  • 3 Kiki // Dec 16, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    Congrats! He is beautiful!! ::hugs::

  • 4 Madonna // Dec 16, 2005 at 11:38 pm

    WOW!! He’s gorgeous!! Congratulations to you all!! WTG hubby too! I’m so happy for all of you!! *waves to new baby Miles*

  • 5 Bron // Dec 16, 2005 at 11:43 pm

    Woohoo! What a beautiful baby! Rest (if you can!) and enjoy. :)

  • 6 Kathy // Dec 16, 2005 at 11:43 pm

    Congratulations Mom, Dad and Miles. *blowing kisses from down at the coast*

  • 7 Rachel // Dec 16, 2005 at 11:46 pm

    Oh, Donna, he’s precious!!! We’re so glad hear everything went well!!!!!!!!!

  • 8 Elizabeth // Dec 17, 2005 at 12:00 am

    Donna.. i usually think babies are ugly little shriveled ppl but MILES.. OMG.. MILES is FABULOUS!!

  • 9 Alisha // Dec 17, 2005 at 12:09 am

    He is a beautiful baby boy : ) you did good Momma & it sounds like Daddy did good too. Congrats !!!

  • 10 Coralie // Dec 17, 2005 at 12:28 am

    Congratulations!! He is absolutely gorgeous!

  • 11 Subha // Dec 17, 2005 at 12:33 am

    Congratulations to the proud parents! Love and hugs to the little one!

  • 12 Neefer // Dec 17, 2005 at 12:41 am


  • 13 Amy (yarnaholic) // Dec 17, 2005 at 12:55 am

    Donna, what a beautiful baby boy! I’m so happy you had the no epidural, no c-section birth. That was a goal that didn’t happen for me, so I’m so very, very glad it happened for you! Don’t forget to sleep when Miles sleeps!

  • 14 Chie // Dec 17, 2005 at 1:00 am

    Wow, Miles is just gorgeous!!! I’m so happy for you that the induction went well. I chose natural birth too, and the pain was nothing like any others, but it was such a wonderful experience. Oh, and I breastfed my baby too. :)

  • 15 Kimberly // Dec 17, 2005 at 1:10 am

    He is darling!


    Glad all went well. Thanks for taking the time to share a picture and to let us know how you are all doing.

    Definitely rest any time the opportunity arises.

  • 16 Maxiavida // Dec 17, 2005 at 1:31 am


  • 17 Jimmie Lu // Dec 17, 2005 at 1:34 am

    Yeah!!!! Welcome Miles!!!! Congrads mom and dad!!!

  • 18 Stacy // Dec 17, 2005 at 1:40 am

    Awww he’s gorgeous! Congratulations!!

  • 19 Heather // Dec 17, 2005 at 1:50 am

    Oh Donna, what a beautiful little boy! Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!

  • 20 Michelle // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:06 am

    Aww! He’s beautiful! Congrats on the birth of little Miles!

    I’ve had epidurals, an emergency c-sec, induction, vaccuum extraction, and on and on–I’m glad you were able to avoide some of that, lol!

    ps, good luck on the sleep–I hope he turns out to be a good sleeper for you ;)

  • 21 Megan // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:18 am

    He is gorgeous!! Congratulations!!

  • 22 amanda // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:32 am

    Absolutely precious! Enjoy this time, cherish it, because it goes by way too fast…I can’t believe that my baby will be 3 years old next month. Cangratulations!

  • 23 Mandy // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:38 am

    Congratulations, he is so precious, I hope he brings you much joy!

  • 24 Laura // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:39 am

    I’m so happy for you! He is so beautiful! Made me tear up with longing for baby days :)

  • 25 Brenda // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:48 am

    So cute! Congratulations Mommy and Daddy, welcome little Miles!

  • 26 sondra // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:49 am

    I am so glad you have your little bundle and had him on your own. Big hugs

  • 27 Pink // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:53 am

    Congratulations, I’m so pleased for all of you.

  • 28 jocelyn // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:54 am

    Wow, Donna! Miles is beautiful! I am so very glad all is well. Congratulations!

  • 29 Heather // Dec 17, 2005 at 3:07 am

    Oh my god, He is so cute!! Isn’t amazing that you wait months wondering what he will look like and what motherhood will be like and than all the sudden.. Bam!! The day if finally here! And it’s like wow this is my child!! Congrats and enjoy! What a cute little cherry tomato!! :)

  • 30 kahud48 // Dec 17, 2005 at 3:23 am

    Ahhhhh, He sure is a cute little mater–lol. So perfectly beautiful.
    Oh Donna, I know that you have got to be one cloud 9. I see that Dear hubby did you and Miles proud. I just wanted to pop in and see the newest little mater—lol,
    And tell you congrats, and am glad that all went well, and good to see that you are now on the resting side of the great event….
    Take care and rest up

  • 31 Sherry (mccrochets) // Dec 17, 2005 at 3:26 am

    CONGRADULATIONS!! I’m so happy for you and mr tomato and miles!! He is absolutly adorable!! I can’t wait to see more photos!!

  • 32 chickiesman // Dec 17, 2005 at 3:34 am

    Good lookin kid. I’m glad Sherry and didn’t have to go through all that labor stuff. You did a great job. Congrats!!!

  • 33 Ashleigh // Dec 17, 2005 at 4:08 am

    He’s so handsome – watch out ladies! :)

  • 34 vicki // Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    donna, he is beautiful, congratulations on your new son. glad that you were able to have him natural. take care and sleep when he does, hubby can take care of the house lol

  • 35 Tiffany // Dec 17, 2005 at 5:00 am

    He is beautiful, Donna! Congratulations. :)

  • 36 Melissa // Dec 17, 2005 at 5:17 am

    Donna, he’s gorgeous!!!! Congrats on a job well done!

  • 37 Nikki // Dec 17, 2005 at 5:25 am

    Congratulations!! All newborns are beautiful, but Miles is especially gorgeous! He looks so serene in the photo.

    I’m thrilled that it went so well for you.

  • 38 aliassak // Dec 17, 2005 at 5:55 am

    Words can’t describe how beautiful baby Miles is… His rosey cheeks, dimpled chin, rosebud mouth, pert little nose… And the fresh baby smell that catches your attention every time you gaze down at him while nursing. Enjoy the new member of your family, each day is more precious than the one before it.


  • 39 yvette // Dec 17, 2005 at 6:18 am

    Congratulations, he is so beautiful.

  • 40 Swapna E // Dec 17, 2005 at 6:55 am

    Oh, cho chweet!!!!

  • 41 debbie // Dec 17, 2005 at 7:32 am

    such a perfectly beautiful baby!

  • 42 Chelle // Dec 17, 2005 at 8:25 am

    Awww Donna he’s beautiful!! Congratulations!

  • 43 Shella // Dec 17, 2005 at 8:29 am

    Your baby boy is just so beautiful and you both seem to be doing just great.. Congratulation’s to you and daddy..

  • 44 cecily // Dec 17, 2005 at 8:37 am


    Congrats to all 3 of you!

  • 45 Alice // Dec 17, 2005 at 9:12 am

    COngrats to you three, I’m so happy the induction went so weel (means Miles was ready too…)

    Take care and try to sleep!

  • 46 Marvie // Dec 17, 2005 at 9:29 am

    Congratulations Donna =) He’s precious! I’m so happy all went well! Enjoy these moments *g* before you know it, he’ll be grown and you’ll wonder where the time went! Oh I just want to bury my nose in his cute little neck and smell that baby smell! Congratulations again =) Now, get lots of rest while you can ;)

  • 47 Wendy // Dec 17, 2005 at 9:52 am

    Congrats, he is gorgeous!

  • 48 Becky // Dec 17, 2005 at 11:43 am

    Omg, he’s absolutely gorgeous! Big congrats to you guys and enjoy your holidays with him.

  • 49 Vik // Dec 17, 2005 at 11:45 am

    Congratulations Donna! Miles is so cute!!!! Lovely babyboy!!!

  • 50 Vera // Dec 17, 2005 at 12:28 pm

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  • 51 Dawn // Dec 17, 2005 at 12:38 pm

    Congratulations! What a beautiful boy. I am thrilled for you and your family and I wish you all the happiness for a life filled with “Miles” moments. The journey begins.
    ~ DAWN

  • 52 Sara // Dec 17, 2005 at 1:26 pm

    Mazel Tov! He is beautiful!! AWWWWWWWWW!

  • 53 sUsAn // Dec 17, 2005 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations!!!! The 14th is my birthday too!

  • 54 Sharon J // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:36 pm

    This is the first time I’ve ever visited your blog and how lovely to be met with a photo of a brand new beautiful baby boy :) Congratulations! You have every reason to be very, very proud.

  • 55 Trish // Dec 17, 2005 at 2:42 pm

    Donna, I’m so happy for you and your husband. Miles is soooooo beautiful. He’s a perfect angel! He shares a birthday with another beautiful child, my nephew Nathaniel (just turned 2). Congrats again! Happy Holidays!!!!

  • 56 Andrea // Dec 17, 2005 at 4:14 pm

    Congratulations everybody! He’s a cutie!!

  • 57 rebecca // Dec 17, 2005 at 4:27 pm

    oh donna! he’s just beautiful!!
    i’m soo soo very glad the delivery went well for you. congratulations! nursing is something special. i’m glad you’re not having any difficulties – feel free to run your crazy questions by me…remember, i spent 4 years of my life nursing
    (for those who read this and think i’m nuts – 4 different kids LOL)
    i’m so so happy for you and hubby!

  • 58 Anna // Dec 17, 2005 at 5:39 pm

    So glad to here everything went so well. :) I was thinking good thoughts for you and hoping everything was ok. Enjoy your new bundle of joy!

  • 59 crochetmama from crochetville // Dec 17, 2005 at 5:47 pm

    Congratulations to your whole family. What a beautiful picture! Looking forward to more pictures.

  • 60 Mary Jo // Dec 17, 2005 at 6:11 pm

    You have one precious bundle of Joy there. Congrats to you and hubby on the new addition.

  • 61 Anonymous // Dec 17, 2005 at 6:14 pm


  • 62 kim // Dec 17, 2005 at 6:28 pm

    Donna, I’m choked up! Congratulations to all of you. Miles is gorgeous, and I’m so thrilled that he came into this world exactly (pretty much) as you wanted him to — on (pretty much) his own terms. :)

  • 63 Stacey // Dec 17, 2005 at 6:29 pm

    Aww, what a beautiful baby! :) Congratulations!!!

  • 64 Tonya // Dec 17, 2005 at 7:16 pm

    Awwwwwwwwww he is beautiful.

  • 65 Cheryl // Dec 17, 2005 at 7:50 pm

    Donna, he’s perfect. (of course you know that!!) Glad everything came ot alright (pun intended!!).

  • 66 Stacie // Dec 17, 2005 at 8:21 pm

    Congratulations to you and your husband. He is a beautiful baby boy!!!

  • 67 Cristin // Dec 17, 2005 at 8:44 pm

    Congratulations!! He’s a beautiful boy indeed! Born on a great day — December 14th is my girl’s b-day too — she’s 18 now though. lol
    Glad you could deliver natural and that he is feeding well. Get plenty of rest, when you can. Take Care!

  • 68 Virtuella // Dec 17, 2005 at 9:21 pm

    Congratulations to you and congratulations to your husband!!! A beautiful baby!!!

    Hugs from Norway

  • 69 Veronica // Dec 17, 2005 at 9:47 pm

    Congratulations! Your son is a beautiful baby. I wish you and your whole family the very best.

  • 70 cheryl // Dec 17, 2005 at 10:22 pm


  • 71 Diane // Dec 18, 2005 at 12:21 am

    What a beautiful early Christmas you’ve had this year! Mile looks so sweet and peaceful,Congratulations to all of you!!You’re all stars!

  • 72 Dani // Dec 18, 2005 at 12:39 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! What a beautiful baby boy. I am so happy that you received such a wonderful holiday present!

  • 73 Michelle // Dec 18, 2005 at 12:40 am

    Congratulations!! I’m very happy that everything turned out the way you wanted. Beautiful Baby Boy!

  • 74 Tiffany // Dec 18, 2005 at 1:32 am

    Wow, Miles is absolutely one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen! Congratulations to the both of you, how exciting! And the fact that you ended up having a natural birth afterall, like you were hoping for, is indeed awesome :o)
    Enjoy that new little miracle!

  • 75 Samantha // Dec 18, 2005 at 5:02 pm

    Congratulations! He is adorable, and what a great day to be born on … you beautiful boy shares a birthday with my beautiful boy — though my son is 4 years his senior.

    Congrats again, and welcome to the world Miles. :)

  • 76 Joy // Dec 18, 2005 at 6:02 pm

    Oh yay! I’m so very glad that it went well! I’m also very, very happy that you didn’t have a c-section. :)

    He’s beautiful Donna, so gorgeous! *hugs*

  • 77 Heather T. // Dec 18, 2005 at 10:07 pm

    What a cutie pie! Congratulations! Thank you so much for taking the time to update us and share a picture.

  • 78 Vicki // Dec 19, 2005 at 1:55 am

    Donna and family: congrats on your new addition… He’s sure a little doll!!

  • 79 lynette // Dec 19, 2005 at 1:56 am

    congratulations to the family!

  • 80 lulu // Dec 19, 2005 at 2:39 am

    congrats!!!!!! He is simply gorgeous..

  • 81 PJ // Dec 19, 2005 at 3:38 am

    DITTO DITTO!!!! He is absolutely perfect! …same day as my brothers birthday…. what a great gift before Christmas.
    YOU get a gold star!

  • 82 dianne // Dec 19, 2005 at 5:50 am

    Oh, so precious!!! Glad to hear that all is well with all of you. Congrats & best wishes, Enjoy!!

  • 83 Jenn // Dec 19, 2005 at 6:30 am

    Donna, I’m so glad to read this. I just got back from vacation, and am catching up on bloglines…Congratulations to you and your husband on the new addition to your family! Can you imagine what next Christmas is going to be like for you?

  • 84 Leisel // Dec 19, 2005 at 7:58 am

    Awwwwww! He’s beautiful! Congratulations :)

  • 85 Sue M // Dec 19, 2005 at 4:21 pm

    Congratulations, Donna. He is super precious! I hope to see lots of pictures of him after you all get settled in.

  • 86 KathyMarie // Dec 19, 2005 at 4:30 pm

    Hooray! Your baby is lovely, and I’m giving you a huge high-five on the no-section, no-epidural birth! You are wonderful! Your husband is wonderful! Miles is wonderful! Hooray!

  • 87 Carol L. // Dec 19, 2005 at 8:46 pm

    He is absolutly beautiful, looks like a living doll. Congrats to you new mommy I wish you only the best for the years to come. Being a mother is the most wonderful experience in the world and the best job you could ever be awarded. Enjoy your little one they grow up way to fast.

  • 88 deb // Dec 19, 2005 at 9:25 pm

    ADORABLE!!! Mom Tomato… you must be soo proud! (keep your eyes open for a package…)

  • 89 jana // Dec 19, 2005 at 10:39 pm

    congrats!!!!!!!!!! do try to get some sleep and take good care of yourself too:) what a little beauty:)

  • 90 Kristina (yarncandy) // Dec 19, 2005 at 10:40 pm

    Miles is so adorable. I wish you and your family a happy holidays. It will be extra special for you this year.


  • 91 Jewels // Dec 20, 2005 at 12:39 am

    Welcome to the world Baby Miles, you are a beautiful little addition to it.

  • 92 goldi // Dec 20, 2005 at 5:43 am

    I am thrilled for you, that everything turned out so great! Miles, you are adorable – do you realize how many women are drooling over you already??? Kudos to daddy for doing an outstanding job as well. May you all be blessed with the best that life has to offer you, to match the love that has gifted you so beautifully!

  • 93 Elizabeth M. Taylor // Dec 20, 2005 at 5:58 am

    I’m so happy for you and your family! Congratulations. He’s so cute!!!

  • 94 Cheryl // Dec 20, 2005 at 10:25 am

    Congratulations,he is a lovely baby.

  • 95 Jennifer // Dec 20, 2005 at 1:43 pm

    He’s absolutely beautiful. Enjoy this time – It will fly by. I’m sure you’ll get lots of advice from everyone; I’m a new mom too, so I can relate. So, here’s my advice: trust your own instincts, and you’ll do fine.
    Jen (halesje on crochetville…)

  • 96 Agnes // Dec 21, 2005 at 12:49 am

    Sorry, Miles, I’m a bit late! But boy, you are absolutely handsome! What took you so long to come? You should know you cause a little bit worry to your mom … but all is okay now, I think! :) Welcome, Miles!

  • 97 Jenn // Dec 21, 2005 at 5:19 pm

    Congrats! He’s gorgeous!

  • 98 mel // Dec 21, 2005 at 9:43 pm

    Congratulations- he is beautiful :D

  • 99 Christine // Dec 22, 2005 at 1:33 pm

    Miles is gorgeous! Congratulations! Life will never be the same! You never knew you could love someone so much! Happy Holidays!

  • 100 Jayleigh // Dec 22, 2005 at 2:22 pm

    What an amazing, beautiful little guy! Congratulations!

  • 101 Tàri Nienna // Dec 22, 2005 at 4:38 pm


    10 Fingers and healthy, the perfect little boy!

    He is so cute… what is the pattern, I want one just like it!

    Take care… as much as you can

    alias Tàri Nienna

  • 102 Donna // Dec 22, 2005 at 9:13 pm

    Congratulations, he is so beautiful.

  • 103 Libi // Dec 22, 2005 at 11:50 pm

    He is adorable. too bad your administrators took the opportunity to start harrassing those of only one certain religion right after you left. I certainly hope all Christians leave your board, because to harrass us is wrong.

    I am certainly telling everyone to leave. Too bad you have people you can’t trust running the board. I certainly don’t.

  • 104 michele // Dec 24, 2005 at 7:23 am

    What an angel!

  • 105 Stephanie // Dec 28, 2005 at 3:32 am

    My oldest child and only son, Mike was born Dec. 18th eleven years ago. Every year I look at him and think what a cool Christmas present! Now you have the same! :) Congratulations!

  • 106 Tandi // Dec 28, 2005 at 9:19 pm

    He is just perfect. Congratulations!

  • 107 Leanne // Jan 3, 2006 at 1:03 am

    Congratulations, Donna on your new little one. Miles is absolutely beautiful!!! I’m glad to hear you had a successful delivery. I wish you all the best.


  • 108 Mary (from Michigan) // Jan 4, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    After 107 comments, what can I say that hasn’t already been said? Miles is absolutely adorable. Congratulations to you and your husband!

  • 109 Genita // Jan 9, 2006 at 3:06 am

    What a beautiful baby boy! Glad that both you and little Miles are both healthy…Hope Christmas was a good one, and that 2006 will be even better than 2005…


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