Our first child

Just found a folder on my laptop with tons of photos of Soren’s birth and a bit of text about our experience having our first child, a boy.     I’ll put them here but not write a big big post about it.
After a long labor, we welcomed Soren Chead into this world today!     Some of the highlights:
  • The gender was a surprise – we chose not to find out.
  • I labored for 24 hours at home in my chair – in a load of pain.  I remember the hospital saying “don’t come in, we’ll send you home“!
  • Nils ordered a Pupu Platter from the local Chinese takeaway and proceeded to eat chicken wings from the bone in front of me as I gagged and came so close to throwing up – torture, I tell you!! 🙂
  • I had a second epidural as the first one didn’t work.
  • The Dr. came in and told me I was ready to push.   First thing I did was throw up as I was nervous.
  • When the baby’s head was crowning, the Dr. asked if I wanted to touch the baby’s head – but I replied -“don’t I have to wash my hands first!” LOL

January 27, 2008  4:52 pm
7.6 pounds and 21.5 inches long



The two wonderful nurses who helped us with the baby!


Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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