Friday, February 26, 2010

How I spend my days!

I just can't help myself. And I know my days of having him this snuggly and being able to spend all day with him are numbered so I am eating it up! The days are already going by too fast! So I am just going to keep on savoring every second with my little boy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Boys will be boys!

Ever since we found out we were having a boy people have warned us about their tendency to not be shy when it comes to going to the bathroom. Well, our little guy gave us about a week but has most certainly broke us in over the past week. It all started when we were having his newborn pictures taken. He managed to have a blow out all over Keith and then tee tee all over me. And he hasn't stopped since. Diaper changes, bath time, any time he is in his birthday suit you have to be on your toes!

Cooper didn't know what to think and Saw obviously thought it was amusing!

So, now we are sure to use a teepee weepee or a wipe, burb cloth, etc..something to cover it up.
Our comforter has never been so clean...we've washed it like 5 times in the last two weeks.
But, that's okay. It's amazing how little certain things bother you when they are coming from someone you love so much!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

1st trip to the Dr.

We had our first trip to the Dr. about a week ago...well, on the 13th. Our pediatrician just wanted to check him out. I wanted to share the pictures.
Here we are waiting...
Here he is getting weighed. At the first visit he weighted 7lbs. 9 oz. We went back to the Dr. 3 days after this visit just to make sure he was gaining weight and he was up to 7lbs. 15 oz. - so almost back to birth weight. Which I was really relieved about because it is so hard to tell how much they are eating when you are nursing. But he is doing good!

Getting his head measured (which he obviously didn't like)...still right around 14.
Waiting on the Dr.
He was out!
Getting check out by the Dr. And trying to measure his length has been so confusing. In the hospital they measured him at 18.5 (which I think he is for sure longer than this). Keith said they were still working on his breathing and they didn't really try and stretch him out. But at the first Dr. visit she got 19 3/4 and at the second one they measured him at 20 1/4. So who knows!
Our pediatrician Dr. Henley who we love so far. But we figured with a name like Henley of course we would love him!
All done and ready to go.
Since his first 2 visits were so good we don't have to go back until his 2 month check up which is when he'll get some shots. Sad!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Birthday BeLLa!

Happy Birthday to one our most favorite people! We all three four love you lots and hope you have an awesome day! We wish we were there to celebrate with you today but we are all so excited to see you soon!

Now that I am actually a mom (it feels so good to say that) I have a better understanding of a mother's love. There is really is no comparison! And my baby is only 9 days old! But it doesn't matter. That kind of love is instant and forever!
So, happy happy birthday!! xo!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The first few days home...

This was the day we got home - Sawyer was in his gown.
Our little family.

With my Mom, Sis and the girls (who look thrilled to be having their picture made).
With my Dad & Kathy Sawyer & Henley. Both in their coming home gowns my Mom made for them.
My sweet baby boy!
He is a big fan of his swing!
Prec #1
Sawyer after his 1st bath at home. Well, sort of a bath...sponge bath, I guess.
Harpy with the Valentine rose Sawyer got for me!
In his Valentine onesie I made for him.
With some gifts from his grandparents.
Watching the Daytona 500 with Daddy.
Best buddies.
Just hanging out....

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The best day of my life!

Let me start by saying this is going to be a long post! But I don't want to leave anything out from the most special time of our lives!
We are all doing great! We are so in love with our little boy and enjoying every second with him!! He is just precious and I swear I could just sit and hold him and look at him all day...which is why I'm just now getting these pictures up! Maybe I'll cut my sister some slack...I now realize how difficult it can be to get anything else done when you have babies! =)
Hard to believe this was 1 week ago.
All of our families were here and we went to eat at Olive Garden last Tuesday night. It was great spending time with everyone while we waited on our little guy to get here.

Trying to explain to Cooper what was about to happen. I think he understood because he has been awesome with Sawyer!!
Wednesday morning. Our last little family picture as just the 3 of us. We had to be at the hospital at 7:30am.
All checked in and the induction was started. Look at my belly - he favored the right side the whole time and this picture shows just how much! Crazy!
This was way early and we were still all smiles! The contractions hadn't really kicked in yet!
Keith was awesome during the whole process. I honestly could not have done it without him. I never doubted him but he really stepped up...big time!
Taking some pictures with the family. At this point I was on the pitocin and the contractions were starting to come on pretty good. But obviously they were still tolerable because I'm still looking somewhat okay.
This picture is a couple of hours later...when I was finally getting my epidural. They started the pitocin around 8:15am and I got my epidural at 2:15pm. I was still only about 3-4 cm dilated. At this point I was starting to worry...I knew I seemed to be progressing slower than I wanted and slower than I was expecting but I was still hopeful. And I really just wanted something for the pain! Can you tell by the look on my face??
The below picture was after my nurse came in and nonchalantly said that Sawyer wasn't tolerating me laying on my back because his heart rate dropped really low. So she turned me on my side and also put the oxygen on me. I was starting to get a little nervous here. Because I was still on about 5cm dilated and they were worried about his heart rate.
Well, about 5:00pm my Dr. checked me and I was still only around 5cm dilated. She explained that the baby wasn't tolerating the pitocin anymore. That it was making his heart rate drop. But when they stopped the pitocin I wasn't having adequate contractions. She also said that he was too big to fit through the birth canal...or his head was anyway. So, at this point we were about 95% sure I was going to have to have a c-section. She said she would give it 1 more hour but if I hadn't progressed anymore than we would do the c-section because she was worried about the baby. Well, an hour went by and nothing changed so it was time for the c-section. I was totally not prepared for this and I was really disappointed. But I was getting nervous because we had been there for 12 hours and at this point all I wanted was for my healthy boy to be here. I guess I just figured since I had such a smooth pregnancy that I would have a smooth labor and delivery. Wrong! God had other plans! And it all worked out fine. Once we decided that a c-section it was everything happened really fast. I was in the operating room in about 10 minutes flat. They took me in first and started prepping me and then about 15 minutes later brought Keith in right before they pulled Sawyer out. Keith was really nervous and worried about both of us but was so sweet!
Sawyer gave us a little scare right after he was born. He had some fluid on his lungs and was "grunting" which if you've had a baby you know this isn't good. But they worked on him for a couple of minutes and then he started screaming pretty good which was really good for his lungs. All the while I was still being glued back together just praying to God for everything to be okay! Keith was able to bring him to me for a second while we were still in the operating room and I was able to see him and kiss him. It was love at first sight, for sure! And the tears were flowing!
Then they took him to the nursery to check him out and clean him up.
Keith was with him and everyone else was able to watch through the window. I was still being finished up and then they moved me back to our room.
Daddy comforting Sawyer! Keith coming back to see me and reassure me that he was fine and strong! I love how happy Keith looks in this picture!
Big ole feet...which I felt in my ribs for a couple of months!
So sweet!
My mom coming to tell me how beautiful he was!
Holding him for the first time. I absolutely love this picture! Honestly, words can't describe this moment!
Then everyone else got a turn.

I love this picture too. Harper was so excited about Sawyer!
First family picture.
These pictures are from Thursday.

Some of the goodies...
His welcome cake!

We love our little guy!

Sisters and cousins!
Sawyer and Henley - they are 4 1/2 months apart.
Sweet baby!
These pictures are from Friday - the day we went home.

In his coming home gown...all ready to go home.

This picture makes me laugh. Love his little smirk in it.
Little shoes.
Ready for his first car ride. And yes, I was that Mom who sat in the back and rode with him. I couldn't help myself.
Finally at home.
Coming inside and meeting big brother Cooper.
Who wasn't sure what to think but has been so awesome with him. And Sawyer must have gotten used to Coop's bark while in my belly because he barely flinches now!
So, there you have some pictures of the most important few days of our lives.
I'll be sharing some more from the first couple of days home.
I'm sure he will be the main focus of this blog now but I just can't help myself!
I can't believe tomorrow he'll be a week old! I already want time to slow down. I love how little and snuggly he is! I just can't get enough of him!