So we are settling in as a family of 4 and things are going well. As most or all of you should know from Tim’s email, our sweet Gavin was born on Tuesday afternoon and he is absolutely gorgeous and wonderful!! We are so blessed!
I was a little nervous about having a c-section but despite a little discomfort while getting the anesthetic and some post-op incision pain I really cannot complain (especially after last time!). He was born at Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine and all the staff was absolutely wonderful. The nurses were exceptional – from the first to the last. Here’s a shout out to just a few – to Cathy (who helped the most with nursing the baby), Becky (who had the best sense of humor) and Francine (who took care of me for 2 1/2 days and had the cutest scrub shirts!!) All in all it was a much better birth experience and Tim and I cannot sing their praises enough.
I also want to report that the nurses and lactation consultant were so helpful with getting started with nursing and it is going SO well!! I am so happy that it has worked out this time (not so much with Ben) and we hope that I and the baby both stay healthy enough to continue, etc. It truly is a beautiful thing…
Here are a couple of pictures of the little man and a link to his hospital pictures that actually turned out really well. I love this first picture of him getting his hearing test – he looks like he’s rockin’ out on his baby IPOD or something! HA!
Just click on the link below to see his first photo session. There are 3 different pictures and you can click on Next or Previous to see them all and you can also enlarge each one.
Here’s a picture of the beautful flowers that Tim’s co-workers sent to the hospital. They are all plants that we can put in individual pots or plant outside in the flower bed, which I was really impressed with!
We came home yesterday (Friday) around 3 p.m. Ben was a little hesitant to see Gavin at first but then he warmed up to him and wanted to hold him and touch him gently. He’s been very sweet and it’s very cute when he wants see him while I am nursing him.
Here are my sweet boys – brothers!! Ben even insisted that we cover him with his own favorite blanket (the navy blue one with bears).
Our neighbor, Vicki, was kind enough to bring dinner over tonight (boy was it yummy!) and we are so blessed with good friends and family to help. My mother is here through next week and her help is completely invaluable. Our first night went quite well and we are happy to be home and all together as a family. We welcome visitors and calls so please don’t hesistate to contact us if you would like. We are just enjoying time with our newborn and what seems like an “oh so much smarter and bigger 3-year-old” and each other. Welcome Home to our new, sweet love, Gavin!
I will probably post more pics tomorrow, but need to get some rest now…