Here he is! Jesse Gabriel Vawter, along with very proud (and gentle!) big brothers Micah and Matthew.
Jesse joined us after a short (but intense!) labor – we got to the hospital around 4:30 am on Sunday, and he was born at 6:51 am. Thankfully, I did not have to have another C-section because I have a bicornuate uterus (basically, 2 completely separate “halves”). My C-section was on the left half of my uterus, and Jesse was on the right side, so there was not any pressure on my uterine incision during labor. Funny – a “deformity,” one that was supposed to cause me all kinds of problems, actually proved to be beneficial in the end. Hmmm – the Lord has mysterious ways.
We are all home now, and doing very well. Jesse is doing a great job nursing, and his big brothers and grandparents are enjoying him very much. I’m feeling good and recovering well, too!
Thanks for all the prayers, everyone!