Monday, November 17, 2008

Some Pictures of Andrew...Finally!

His eyes are dark grey! I wonder if they will stay this way or turn blue like the rest of us?


I cannot believe it has taken me so long to finally get pictures up here! You'd think I am suddenly very busy or something! :)


Well, Joanna put up the basic facts for me while I was still in the hospital, so you already know all of that. We were scheduled to come home Thursday morning, but Andrew became jaundiced. His numbers weren't really too high, but the doctor was concerned because they went up too quickly, so Andrew had to spend the day Thursday on lights in the nursery at the hospital. After a day of lights, his numbers had gone back down enough to let us go home. That was good, because if they hadn't, I would have still had to be discharged, but Andrew would have had to stay. I know lots of women have to go home without their babies when they are born early or other various reasons, but the thought of doing that was not a nice one. Plus, the boys were sooo looking forward to Andrew coming home. They were really sad that he had to stay the full day, so we had them come up and bring games and toys and a movie and we went out and got them burgers to eat with me in my hospital room. We just made a party of it!


The boys were fascinated with their baby brother from the start! Isn't the way Ethan is hugging him so cute?



The transition home has been okay. Andrew has a really weak suck, so we have run into some troubles with nursing. I had a lactation consultant come out to the house today and got some help, so I am really hopeful that he will get the hang of it soon. Much of it is just his age and lack of strength. It is amazing how much stronger a baby is who has a higher birth weight! I keep trying to remember that he is actually average sized!


Andrew's first Buckeye game as one of the "men" of our family!




My Bible Study group is having a baby shower for me tomorrow. It will be kind of fun to have one more shower! I mean who doesn't enjoy opening baby stuff?? After that, I plan to lay low all week and just bask in the glow of my new baby.


This is probably the only time anyone will see a picture of me without make-up...don't get used to it!

9 comments:

Lawanda said...

You look AWESOME!!!! He is just adorable, I love the pics of him with his big brothers!!! I like the pic of all the "boys" watching football! Too cute! :)

I am a lactation consultant, and would be happy to help you if you think I can! Just toss me an email, and I will email ya back asap, if you need anything!! OK?! :)

I am so happy to see pics of ya!!! :)

Meagan said...

well, congrats. Enjoy it as they grow up too fast....You are beautiful even without the make-up.

Kainoa said...

WOW, those are great pictures. Andrew is beautiful and looks so alert! I think you look very pretty without make-up. I hope you enjoy every moment with Andrew as they grow fast. Congratulatons again and enjoy your neew addition to your family!

Tina said...

He is adorable. Just a gorgeous baby! I wish I was there to help you love on him (as if you needed the help).
I also can't get over how great you look! Just not fair...
Thanks for the pictures and Congratulations on such a beautiful boy!

Marie said...

He is so cute! What great pictures of Ethan and Andrew with him! And I agree with everyone else, you look so pretty without makeup!

Rosales Ramblings said...

Posting on your blog less than a week after Andrew came is quite an accomplishment! I'd say you are doing great! I loved seeing all your boys together. Some of my fondest memories are of my children loving on each other, especially when the little ones were so tiny! What a great family you have! So blessed!!

Grandma said...

He is beautiful!!!! You'll get to show him off in CO next week!

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

What a beautiful boy!! And you look just fine without makeup. Radiant, in fact. Congratulations!

Amy said...

love your photos and your family. I miss you, but I'm glad we can have always have babies at the same time. hmmm, only i haven't started planning for number 4!