Thursday, September 06, 2007

How to Start Labor- Bake a Pie

Hi ladies!
Instead of trying the castor oil or riding a horse to jump start labor, I just baked an apple pie. I took the pie out of the oven about 8 pm last night, contractions started hurting about 8:20, and by 1:20 am we had a new little baby boy.
He arrived before the midwife. Yes, she only lives about 15 minutes away. Would you believe we were debating on if it was too soon to call?
Well, since I'm running on about 2 hours of sleep, this is going to be short...
He was 8 lbs, 10 ounces, and 21 1/4 inches long. You would think we'd have a name, especially with all those extra days to think about it, but we haven't decided for sure. Everything seems just super for both of us.
Thank you for all your prayers.



Adrienne said...

Kimberly - Congratulations on the arrival of your new little son. I know he is a precious little boy and will bring much joy to you and your family. I can't wait to meet him and hear how you (and Pumpkin) are doing. Today was supposed to be the birthday of our new grandson, too, but our dear daughter-in-law won't be induced until tomorrow. In the meantime God could start her labor and we could all be pleasantly surprised. Rest and enjoy your little one. ~Adrienne~

Kelli said...

Oh my goodness! That must have been some apple pie! ;0)
CONGRATULATIONS Kimberly and family! I am so excited to hear this wonderful news! Get some sleep and enjoy your babymoon!

Carina said...

Congratulations to you and your family, Kimberly! I'll be praying for an extra dose of God's strength to get you through this busy season of motherhood! :)


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kimberly! Who would have thought - Apple Pie! Relax and rest and enjoy your new little guy!


Katie said...

Praise the Lord for the safe arrival of your new little man! Rejoicing with you and your family! I had 2 little boys, then a daughter. My little men are 9 and 6 1/2 and are great friends. I pray Pumpkin has a great friendship with his brother too. ~Katie~

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...


Whew, that was a long wait.

My daughter has gone past due on three of her four children.

The only one born on time... Faith, who was born on her due date of July 4th. :)

Looking forward to pictures.

eyelandgirl said...

Congratulations, Kimberly! I heard about your blog over at Eyes of Wonder and I have been peeking over here once in a while to see how you're doing. It's such a blessing when a birth goes well.

Jodi said...

((Kimberly, K's Sweetheart and Pumpkin)) ~ Many, many congratulations on your precious new baby boy. He may have taken a while to get started, but oh my, he was certainly serious about getting here once he got going!! :o) Such wonderful news . . . I am so happy for your sweet family!!

Promise Christian Academy said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing! I would like to hear more about your little one's arrival... I will be checking back.

ukrainiac said...

Hooray! Get some sleep (ha, ha). Looking forward to some pictures of the precious bundle!

Theresa said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!
Hope you recover quickly. (I have a son Michael Joseph, if you are still looking for a name! Stephen Andrew is nice too :)
Lord bless, Theresa

Anonymous said...

He was just waiting for that pie.
:-) I'm so pleased for you. And see, it's kind of like I said, every birth is a little different-here you were thinking nothing was happening and when it finally did....he was in a real hurry. :-)
Can't wait to see pictures of you both.

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!! I'm so excited for you!
Hmmm...I guess your friend didn't make it to the birth? lol!!
joanna, who'd rather bake a pie to start labor than drink castor oil ANY DAY, lol!!!!

Mimi said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your precious gift from God !!!!..
he seemed to know exactly what he was doing when the time came for his arrival...
take a lesson from that mom and keep on your toes... this little one may give you a run for your money..
I am so happy for you that all went well and you are both doing wonderful!

Anonymous said...

By the way, how many months apart are the boys?

Anonymous said...

Congraulations and many blessings to you and your family! You've been mentioned on Brenda's blog and Jewels' blog so I finally had to drop by.

Susan PA said...

Happy birthday! He was born on my sweet girl's birthday!


In Jesus, Susan PA

Sheila said...

Congratulations! Yeah, the wait is over. I'm so happy to hear that you have your son now. Sleep as much as you can.

Shelley Jo said...

Congratulations, Kimberly!

Shan said...

Dearest Kimberly,

I am just so happy for you and your family. How wonderful for little Pumpkin to have a baby brother! Who knew that baking a pie could bring on labor!!
Praying that you all get some much needed rest.
Your friend,

Just Joni said...

Congratulations! Wishing you sweet blessings as your family experiences this special bonding time together.

Sommer said...

Well, I haven't yet commented before and thanks to Jewels, I only just found your blog. But, I have been thinking on you the last couple of days. Congratulations!!!

Lots of love,

Julieann said...

YAY!!! I am so happy for you---I will never look at apple pie the same--(Giggles) Enjoy your new little one. :o)


Heather said...

May the Lord richly bless your precious boy - may he grow to love the Lord and serve Him alone all of his days!



Kate said...

wooo hoooo Congrat's! Baking a pie...much better than horse riding. :)

Mrs. Bonnie said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you all! :et us know when you officially name little Apple Pie. Now Go get some rest!
Mrs. Bonnie said...

((Kimberly)) I was overjoyed to hear the news! *Just* like Maggie's--amazing! I couldn't believe it. Rest well dear precious mama.
Lovingly, Jewels


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