Friday, April 11, 2008

Mason

Mason Harding Johnson arrived on Wednesday, April 9, at 2:41 pm. He weighs 6 pounds, 13 ounces and is 19.5 inches long. He is our smallest baby and has been great so far! His middle name is my mom's maiden name and a tribute to my grandmother that passed away in January. We think he looks just like his brothers and will fit right into the Johnson clan. We came home today and are trying to adjust to life again. The only complication associated with Mason's entrance into the world is the fact that I had to push for over an hour and a half because he was coming out face up which makes it much more difficult. Because of how long I had to push and the fact that my knees were up by my chest for all that time, I have some nerve damage to my legs and will have to walk with crutches for about two weeks because my knees and calves feel completely numb. It's not exactly the ideal situation, but considering all that could've gone wrong we still feel incredibly lucky. We are just so grateful that he is here and he is healthy. Thank you for all of the well wishes and prayers in our behalf and also to everyone who came to visit. We can't wait to show him off to everyone!

9 comments:

Cherilyn said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful. I hope you feel better soon - I'm sorry to hear that you will be on crutches. I'm hoping hubby can stay home until you recover. Can't wait to see baby : )

Goose said...

Ouch about your legs! Mason is beautiful. He really does look just like his brothers! Congrats!!! Can't wait to meet him.

Stacie said...

I hope you are getting SOME rest. It sounds like a tough delivery. Best of luck to all of you. He is beautiful.

Mandi said...

Those pictures are so precious and he is beautiful! I am sorry that you have to deal with the nerve damage, but so glad that everything else went smoothly! What a cute family!

Chris and Jody Johnson said...

Jody and I, are so excited to have a new nephew. We are grateful that there weren't any further complications during the delivery. May you heal quickly is our prayer Erika. May the Lord continue to bless your family! Chris and Jody Johnson

Monica said...

Congrats on your latest addition! Welcome to the world of 3 boys! It's an adventure!! He is a handsome little guy!! Let us know how we can help especially with all the nerve damage!

Kristen said...

He is so cute. He looks just like the rest of the boys in your family. Congratulations and we hope that all continues to goo well.

Jean Allen said...

Erica,

Congratulations on your new, beautiful boy! Hope your recovery is quick!

Jean

Brooke said...

Welcome, Mason! We're so glad to finally meet you.