how i knit to stay sane

March 13, 2009

Welcome to the world Andrew Jacob Checketts

Filed under: Uncategorized — K @ 8:57 pm

As of 11:05 EDT we are the parents of a brand-new baby boy. Mommy and baby are both doing well. Andrew Jacob Checketts weighed in at 9 lbs, 11 ounces and 21.5 inches long.

We arrived at the hospital for the scheduled C-Section at 9:00 and checked in for the surgery scheduled at 11:00 AM. Kelly’s doctor, Dr. Sepesie, had a surgery earlier and finished up a little early. Kelly got the spinal and prepped before they let me into the room just a few minutes before 11:00. By 11:05, baby was out and the nurses worked on cleaning him up, getting his footprints taken, doing initial measurements, etc. After just a few minutes Kelly got to snuggle with the new baby while the doctor continued with the surgery.

I followed baby to the nursery where they continued cleaning, doing some more measurements, and giving him some initial shots. Kelly finished with surgery, and about 30 minutes later and we met back in the labor and delivery room just a few minutes before moving to a recovery room.

We spent a little while together and then I left to go pick up the kids and Corky. Mommy worked on teaching the little guy to eat until I got back. Noah and Catie didn’t quite know what to say. They understood that we were going to have a new baby, but I think they were still a little shocked to see him. After an initial introduction, they were more interested in the hospital bed and the window blinds.


Mommy upon arriving at the hospital and being assigned our room:

First picture after birth:

Nurses cleaning him off and getting footprints:

More footprints:

Official Weight: 9 lbs, 11 ounces:

First Picture with Mommy:

First Picture with Mommy and Daddy:

Mommy and Baby Bonding Time:

Mommy and Baby Bonding Time:

Getting swaddled, ready to go to the nursery:

Sucking the fist in the nursery:

A picture with Daddy in the nursery:

Trying to open his eyes:

Introducing the kids to him:



  1. Yeah! He’s darling, and big! And I love all that dark hair. You look great also Kelly! Hope all is well.

    We’re thinking about Th. April 9th for a party. So Exciting!

    Comment by Alyn — March 14, 2009 @ 9:39 am

  2. Congrats! He’s beautiful! What a big boy! I remember having one that was 8 lbs 15 oz – the good part was that he slept thru the night at 1 month – big is better (especially if it’s a C-section). Have lovely time with him and be sure to bring him with you to annapolis when you come next –

    Comment by Kathy — March 15, 2009 @ 10:36 am

  3. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures with us and congrats !!!

    Comment by Carolyn — March 19, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

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