Well our “new baby” BOY finally came! His name is Justin Alexander and he was born on December 22nd.
We had a huge snowstorm here last weekend so we took Christian (our 2 yr old) to my parents’ house just in case I went into labor.
On Sunday night I started having regular (but not painful) contractions. I didn’t call the doctor until the next night when they were a couple of minutes apart (STILL not painful) and she told me to go on in to the hospital just in case. SO we went in & yes I was having contractions but still wasn’t at a point where I should stay, so we went home. The next day (the roads had cleared up finally!)and although I was still having contractions, (going on 40+ hours— seriously???) we went to get Christian from my mom’s to take him home. (We’d missed him like crazy and I was giving up on ever going into real labor 🙂 And of course my water broke. My first thought was “not the sofa!!!” and ran as fast as I could off of my mom’s velvet sofa & off the rug & onto the hardwood.
We said our goodbyes (again) to Christian and off we went back to the hospital. They gave me a good ol’ dose of pitocin and off we went into the real hard labor. Justin was born at around 11 that night and it was such a smooth delivery. He weighed 6 lbs 13 oz and is healthy healthy healthy!! 🙂
I feel GREAT and really couldn’t have had an easier delivery and am so thankful. I’m SO ready to jump & dance around but am being good & am going to wait until I’m supposed to. (less than 2 weeks! wahooooo)
We came home from the hospital on Christmas Eve and I could NOT believe how big my little Christian seemed!!!! He got to meet his brother & so far has been really sweet. He gives him kisses and checks on him when he cries & generally ignores him most of the time. 🙂 We had an awesome Christmas Day with just us & it was so crazy to look around and see that there are now 4 of us. 2 boys. (Well, really 3 and I’m totally outnumbered.) WOW.
So for now, we’re hibernating. (It’s pretty much what we like to do when we have a baby. 😉 I’ll keep you posted & will try to muster up some design-related posts soon!! 🙂 Hope you all had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and thank you all SO much for your kind emails & well-wishes. It was really fun (and took my mind off things) at the hospital when my blackberry would ding and I’d get a sweet wish from one of you. 🙂 I really appreciate it.
Right now we’re in that sleep-deprived but lovey-dovey wonderful stage of life after a new baby. He really is a little angel and we couldn’t be happier. We’re so thankful to have such a healthy little boy and are taking each day (no hour!) one at a time…