Tuesday, March 24, 2009

He's here!

"Just one look and I felt so, I

I, I'm in love with you"

"I found out how good it feels to have your love

Say you will, will be mine forever and always..."

Just One Look by the Hollies

That's right, y'all! Our precious new bundle is here! After the labs confirmed that I was preeclampsic, I got the call to come in Friday afternoon to be induced....and to stay calm. Ha!

Well, at least I had our bags partially packed.

After several different bags of i.v. meds, an epidural and some really harsh/rushed contractions our little guy was born.

8:06 a.m.

7 lbs. 11 oz.

19 in. long

He looks a lot like what the Bubs did when he was born, just in miniature. The Bubs was right around 9 lbs. at birth and looked like a toddler in comparison to this new little one. And speaking of the Bubs, he is thoroughly enjoying his new role of big brother. He's always willing to lend a hand, sing a lullaby and give kisses. The Hubs and I are working hard to help him transition into new routines and to understand that we are also having to learn new routines. *chuckle* I think that threw him for a loop, but he understood.

As for me, I'm feeling like I've gone a couple rounds with a prize fighter. Even so, I'm still not feeling as rough as I did after I had the Bubs. My main problem is the usual lack of sleep and not being able to be as active as I want to be. But the Hubby is home for the next couple of weeks and I have family that's here to help (or are coming) so I'm a blessed woman to have so much available help.

Well the baby is waking up and lookin' restless...Gotta go!


Joanna said...

Wheee!! He is soo cute! And I really love the look on Bubs' face looking at his little brother. I bet he's going to be wonderful with him.

I was just wondering about you. Congrats!

Jonny's Mommy said...

Squeeeel! I've been waiting for this post, but honestly did not expect to see it for a week or more now! So excited to see these photos. I got a brief glance from your dad's e-mail, but to see the one of Bubs and the little one is awesome! I mentioned you on my blog today, but didn't give out names ... well, yours that you have on here, but you know what I mean. Congrats! I hope you are all hanging in there and getting used to things. I'm praying for your mom too.

Now, I didn't get photos of the Bubs in the mail this year with my Christmas card. I expect photos of this little one at some point. :-)

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Midwest Mom said...

Oh, my. Congratulations!

All of mine were between 7 and 8 lbs. so he looks perfect to me. So sweet.

I wish you a quick recovery and I wish you both health and happiness to last all your days!


- Julia