Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Our sweet little boy is here. He came on Tuesday the 28th, 4 days before his due date. I started having contractions Sunday night while watching the Oscars. By Monday night they were coming 3-4 minutes apart, but weren't very strong yet. We dropped Daphne off with our sweet friends the Nehrings and headed to the hospital. By 11:30pm I was all checked in, dilated to a 5 but pretty comfortable. Then my contractions pretty much stopped all together. By 6am I had only dilated to a 6. After 7 hours of nothing happening I was bored, tired and kind of wishing I had stayed home so I could have slept in my own bed. By 7am they had started me on Pitocin, broke my water and given me the epidural. Little Andrew Daniel arrived at 11:20am weighing in at 8 lbs. 13 oz. and 21 inches. Daphne was only 7 lbs, 5 oz, so he was a big surprise. My delivery was awesome, I only had to push twice! But honestly, I was a little disappointed it didn't take longer because I think the process is so exhilarating. I got to snuggle my baby boy right away, when he was all blue and slimy. Is there anything better in the world?

Now we've been home for a week. Life with two babies is certainly different. But I am enjoying it so much. Daphne loves her little brother. She loves to kiss him, share toys, and bring diapers to him. She's a little bit upset with me and being kind of needy and sad, but at least she's not taking it out on Andrew!

Here is a smattering of pictures from Dewey's first week of life. Enjoy, I'm going to go enjoy snuggling my baby!