Thursday, February 23, 2012

He's here!

Introducing Baby Cheese Puff! He came a little early -- 6 on Wednesday morning. He weighs 8 pounds, 3 ounces and is 20 inches long.

He's also beautiful. At this point, we think he looks more like Baby Plum than Little Elvis, although some family members see more of Little Elvis in him.

One thing he hasn't shared so far? Jaundice. I'm really hoping that he won't have any issues like both of his older brothers did.

This delivery/labor was by far the worst. I had fairly painful contractions on and off for 2 or 3 days before they finally settled into a routine late Tuesday night. Some were so painful, they made me cry.

We decided to head back to the hospital at 4 Wednesday morning. I called my dad and he came to stay with the boys while Bob and I headed to the hospital.

Once there, they plugged me in and checked. I was dilated and was having contractions. The admitting nurse confirmed that I was indeed in labor and we'd be having Baby Cheese Puff that morning.

They didn't call in my doctor, and we had issues before finally getting up to the operating room. I was bawling at one point, and was so embarrassed about that.

Despite that torture, Baby Cheese Puff made a very noisy entry at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22nd. He was not happy to be leaving his warm, toasty place for the cold, harsh operating room. He screamed and screamed. They took him to a little room to weigh him and clean him off and we could hear him screaming through the glass. It was funny. Baby Plum was the same way. Little Elvis was quieter during his delivery.

Everyone in the delivery room kept telling us how beautiful and big he was. I guess it's because the "babies" we are around are 5 and 2 1/2, we thought Cheese Puff was a beautiful, tiny boy.

He's snuggly, sweet and seems to enjoy cuddling. We all love cuddling him.

We adore our sweet new addition. He's the perfect addition to our wild (and noisy) family.

More pictures and details later.


Blogger Jeni & Andy said...

Congratulations on another wonderful boy!

11:18 PM  
Blogger Ann Wyse said...

Oh, Meredith! He's beautiful - really, really beautiful beyond a normal baby beautiful! Congratulations!

7:27 AM  
Blogger mpotter said...

I hope your recovery & his acceptance for leaving the womb both go very smoothly!

Such a sweet picture!

rest up.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you can finally rest and relax. You sure know how to produce beautiful boys. Bless you.
Grandpa Stew

2:52 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...


11:26 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

What a cutie! I can't wait to see even more photos!

3:08 PM  

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