I've Got a New Man…

So, it  turns out I was right about Thursday. I did have a baby that day.

After 15 hours of labor, including crying, screaming, sheer elation, along with no drugs and no epidural, I got to meet my son…

…Introducing Beckett Samuel Benjamin Cottrell (I know, it’s quite the name, isn’t it?).

He was 7 lbs and 11 ozs. 21 inches long. 12 days early. And completely perfect.

Allow me to show him off…

19 thoughts on “I've Got a New Man…”

  1. Woohoo! Welcome to earth Beckett Samuel Benjamin Cottrell. To succeed in this planet we have to make a lot of noise and be awake all night. I keed, I keed.

    Congrats Nicole. He’s awesome!

  2. Great kid!

    But, in kindergarten while other boys learn to write SAM, JOE, or even BILL, your boy gets to clutch his pencil and write, Beckett Samuel Benjamin Cottrell… Poor little kid.

    He will be distinguished; he’s got a good start already.


  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Oh my goodness that is the cutest little bundle of joy! I’m so happy for you guys and I’m giving you a high 5 my friend for no drugs and being a soldier – you go girl! Hugs and more Hugs!

  4. CUTEST baby! Congratulations on laboring without medication. Very impressive and inspiring really. It’s rare to hear that ladies will do that still.

    Hoping you are spending lots of time resting and getting to know your newest family member. What a cool name!

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