Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Welcome!

It has been a joy to welcome our baby boy to our family!  It has been a fast few days and honestly, I wish our time in the hospital was longer and slower!  I have enjoyed the one on one time with Rives and having all these other people wait on us-ha!  Seriously though, I know things are going to speed up once we get home and my devotion will not be solely focused on the newest member…I’ll miss this special time!

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We had a scheduled c-section for yesterday.  It was supposed to happen at noon but due to an emergency, we were bumped back to 1:00.  No biggie, I got to hang out with my girls a little longer…

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Once they started the surgery, it took a little bit longer than expected because of a lot of scarring.  I was pretty anxious the entire time, but thankfully Matthew was there, holding my hand and the doctors were great about telling me what was going on.  Because of all the scarring, it took longer than I expected to get him out but once he came out, he was crying and perfect!  My doctor said, “He’s a shaggy boy” because of all of his hair-ha!

He did a few little respiration issues at the beginning because of some fluid that was inhaled and on his lungs.  Thankfully, they cleared him out pretty quickly and we were able to get a few pictures:

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While I was finishing up in the OR, Matthew went with Rives back to the nursery and they girls got to see him, through the blinds:

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After they cleaned him up and made sure his breathing was okay, I finally got to hold him!

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And so did big sister Nora…she was so proud!

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Big sister Elyn did not want to hold him…she just wanted to hang out with me.  Sweet girl, her world is so different now!

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My two boys…

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Our family of FIVE!

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We have had lots of family and several visitors…all such blessings:

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When Elyn came back last night, after dinner, she was ready to hold Rives!

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Yea!  She loves him!

And how could she not?  Look at how sweet he is…

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The girls came by the hospital to visit after school today…Elyn colored,

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Nora watched t.v.-ha!

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Our three babies…what gifts they all are!

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6 comments:

Michael Ann said...

So much of your c-section brought back so many memories of mine a year ago with Crosby. My c-section was bumped back from 12 to right before 1. I had a lot of scarring too (from the other 2 c-secitons of course) and it took a little longer. In fact, my doctor couldn't even tie my tubes like I had wanted (ya know...2 for 1 deal since I'm already there!:) ) because of all the scar tissue. Anyways, Rives is beautiful and I love all the pictures. Hope you are healing quickly, I found that I healed quicker with each one. Crazy?! So glad all is well and congrats again!

Michael Ann said...

So much of your c-section brought back so many memories of mine a year ago with Crosby. My c-section was bumped back from 12 to right before 1. I had a lot of scarring too (from the other 2 c-secitons of course) and it took a little longer. In fact, my doctor couldn't even tie my tubes like I had wanted (ya know...2 for 1 deal since I'm already there!:) ) because of all the scar tissue. Anyways, Rives is beautiful and I love all the pictures. Hope you are healing quickly, I found that I healed quicker with each one. Crazy?! So glad all is well and congrats again!

Verna said...

Dallas, I am so happy for you! What a beautiful family. Who would have thought, way back in the day, that this is where we would be now? All grown up with families of our own. We are so blessed.

David, Lanny, Elijah and Caleb said...

Oh he's just gorgeous! Your family is too. I am so happy for you and will be praying for you over the next few months. Our third is 10 and 1/2 months and I feel like we've crossed over a hump so to speak. You all will be great, I'm sure Rives will have very helpful big sisters. Love you Dallas!

~aj~ said...

Dallas, you look fabulous after just having a baby. Amazing!

Your family of 5 is just perfect. <3

Karie said...

LOVE it!!! Your girls will be the best big sisters....that little guy has it made! Matthew look so proud with his boy! You are going to have so much fun with your crew. Wish we could see you more! I'm planning on seeing that little guy in June for GW2011....right? Blessings on you and your family of 5. Enjoy!!

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