Monday, March 14, 2011

our son...

bennett william
our son entered into the world on february 25. he was born at 8:46 pm. he weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces and he was 20.5 inches long.
i went into the hospital on thursday, february 24 to start the induction process. after a night of contractions and laboring all day the next day, we decided to do an emergency c section on friday night. the entire childbirth process after almost a week in the hospital with a perfectly healthy baby, but high bp and messed up blood work for momma, we were able to take our sweet angel home.
luckily, most of the hospital stay is a blur, but i vividly remember him being born and hearing him cry for the first time. i remember looking over and seeing jared holding him for the first time and i clearly remember him showing me our son for the first time. he was perfect. he still is.
the nights in the hospital were pretty good. jared and i would take him to the nursery to hang out for a few hours so i could rest, but mainly he was right there next to us. jared would get up and bring him to me when he was hungry. some nights i was on so many pain meds that i remember jared holding him up to me so i could nurse him. it was for sure a team effort.
when we brought him home, i had that moment of 'what do we do with him now?' 'where are the nursery people to help me with him...?' it sounds so cliche... but it was true. thankfully, that only lasted a minute and then we were full on adjusting to parenthood.
he is 17 days old today and just fabulous. he sleeps 4 hours at a time at night. we have only had one or two challenging nights since we got home. he is SUCH a good baby. he only cries when he is really sleepy, has a dirty diaper or is hungry. mainly... he's hungry. he never turns down the boob :)
i am nursing him every three hours during the day and 4 at night.
we went to the clinic yesterday and he weighed 8 lbs 4 ounces. dr. terry was pleased with this and said that he is getting enough breast milk, that's reassuring because you just dont know.
everyone says he looks like his daddy. he for sure has daddy's blue eyes. i think he has my mouth and nose.
i swear he has changed so much in his little 17 days here. he is still wearing the 'up to 7 pound' size clothes from baby gap.
he poops and pees more than any baby around. i think we go through a box of 84 pampers a day :)
daddy was changing him the other morning and he went through 4 diapers in 5 minutes. he frequently tinkles on us while we are changing him! that little stinker!
we are so happy that he is here with us. it is a love like no other. one like we have never known.
here are a ton of pics from the days leading up to his arrival, and the big day.


Melissa said...

Congrats Sarah! He sure is a cute one. I'm sorry things didn't go as planned during your labor and delivery, but it sounds like things are going well now!

Good luck!

April said...

Congratulations!! He is precious!

Alexis Anderson said...

He is SUCH a handsome little man!! I have to say he's got one of the sweetest, most beautiful faces I've ever seen on a newborn baby! So happy you guys are home with him and you're doing well. Congrats :) xo

Tess Labeth said...

Aww Sarah... he is such a little doll! So happy for your sweet little family. I wish you the best with motherhood and can't wait to see you beautiful face again soon.

Such a blessing!

Dancing Sweet Pea said...

I just started following your blog -- and of course congrats are in order! He is adorable!