Monday, July 18, 2011



(Nathan's first day home from the hospital: 6 days old)

Nathan was born on Friday, July 8th at 1:07 pm. He weighed 8 lbs 11 oz and was 21 inches long. He has chubby cheeks and red hair and we just can't get enough of him. He got off to a slightly rough start and spent his first 6 days of life in the NICU with tubes and IVs everywhere. He is fine now at home with us but we just have to be super careful with germs so he can get plenty of rest and keep growing healthy and strong. Here are a few pictures of our first 10 days with our little angel (in no particular order).

(Nathan's home for the first week...look at all of those monitors...poor guy)

(Nathan had an IV in his head because he squirmed the IVs out of his hands and feet. He had to be weighed before and after every feeding to see how much he was getting)

(Grandma has been helping us so much and little Nathan loves her already. The nurses kept saying he knew Nathan was going to be spoiled)

(I was afraid the IV would pull out all of his beautiful hair...luckily it didn't)

(Nathan loves his daddy and looks so much like him already)

(This was before he had the IV in his head. Holding him was really tricky because he was connected to so many different machines)

(Nathan's first sponge bath...he wasn't too thrilled about it)

(He loved his hooded ducky towel)

(Keeping that binky in is just so tricky...getting it back in after it has fallen out is even trickier but he tries every time)

We love our little man and are so grateful that he is doing so well. We are so thankful for all of the love and support everyone has shown us this past week. We couldn't have survived without all of the prayers for our family.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Getting Ready!!

Baby Gear - check

Baby Clothes - check

Clean House - check (then uncheck and check again)

Car seat installed - check

Quit Work - check

Parents back in the country - check

BABY - NO CHECK... Apparently someone didn't get the memo that he was due to arrive 4 days ago!!

Just thought I'd let you all know he hasn't made his grand appearance yet so we are just patiently waiting for him to get here. Can't wait to update you when he actually decides to come!!