26 May, 2010

He's Here!

Well, it's actually been almost a week now but we finally have the newest addition to our family. Jonathan Glenn Berkan was born Thursday May 20, 2010 at 9:48 a.m. He was 8lbs 14oz and about 22" long. He came into this world very quickly so it was good I was prepared this time (I didn't have to pack my bag while I was in labour, like I did with Evan). My first contraction came less than two hours earlier at 8 a.m. Luckily, the boys were on their way out the door to Auntie's house anyway (I'd been sending them off to play as I was only getting about an hour and a half to three hours of sleep per night). My doctor managed to make it there at about 9:35 and we started pushing a couple minutes later. We were much too quick to get to use any drugs and that was an experience in and of itself. It went super well, though, and both of us came through it well. I have recovered much more quickly than with either of the other two children and he has been an amazingly laid back baby. This is all making the adjustment to three kids easier than I thought it might be. We were also blessed to have my sister and her husband come for a quick visit (and to help out) and my Mom is here now for a few days. Hopefully all will continue to go well. Even our experience in the mother baby unit at the hospital was considerably more pleasant than the last two (other than the heat being unbearable - so much for the air conditioned hospital).

Anyway, that's probably enough chatting...if you want more of the story, you can ask ;). Likely, what everyone would like more is to see some pictures...and here they are.

Just moments after he was born (in Labour & Delivery but after he was cleaned up!).

What a sweet little face...I think he looks like his brothers - mouth and chin are so similar to Evan.

Getting checked in at the nursery - all the measurements and everything done. That hand is headed for the mouth already!

Sweet little feet!

Such a cutie...he has been so calm and laid back!

I love this picture but it was dark so there's a lot of camera shake. I still couldn't resist!

Proud big brother Xander - he wants to help with everything. He even told me that when he's older he'll look after Evan and the baby so I don't have to do anything!!

The newest big brother - loving his little baby!

How could you not love the cute little "Thinker" pose?

I'm sure there will be tons more pictures to post over time but these should give you a glimpse of our newest little one.

Until next time...


  1. Congratulations!! He is beautiful!

  2. I've seen some of these pics, but the newer ones - so cute! I'm glad he is so laid-back. That usually happens with the third one. Jen was like that, too. Makes life a little easier!