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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Baby Drew is here and already 4 weeks!

My life has been crazy~in a good way! 4 weeks has absolutely flown by. I surprised myself and adjusted immediately. I wasn't sure how having a newborn would be with my youngest practically 5 years old but I guess parenthood is like riding a never forget. I really enjoy it, more than I thought I would. I think I am treasuring every moment because I know he is my last. This is really my last baby and it is somewhat bittersweet. He was wanted for years and he is finally here after a horrible pregnancy. I feel very fortunate to have made it 38 weeks and to hold him in my arms when I know not everyone gets that dream fulfilled. Drew fits right into our family. I am so in love with my little guy. He is a really good baby. He came into this world on August 16th at 3:35pm and was 7lbs 14 ounces!! Labor wasn't all that bad because I got the epidural. I was in so much pain already at 3cm and I hit 6cm fast and furiously. Delivery was a great experience. The Dr. was so busy delivering other babies that a midwife delivered him and we did delayed cord clamping...something I had researched and really wanted. We got to bond with Drew for a long time before they took him away to do anything. It was very special and am so happy I was able to experience it. I am pretty sure he is already over 10lbs now, he eats like a champ. He is going to follow suit and become super chubby like the other kids at a few months old. The kids absolutely adore him and are very helpful.
I will try and blog more but between the family business and having 4 children (still sounds crazy to me!) I have little time for myself. I am pretty much non stop from morning til night but in a weird way I love it! Interesting little fact: All of my children were born on a Thursday afternoon. I just think that is neat. Makayla and Drew were born within minutes of each other.


Sheila said...

OMG! Congratulations! Drew is just beautiful! I'm so happy to hear that all is going so well and how awesome that you had a wonderful birth experience! And that's really wild that all your kids were born on Thursdays. Malayna was too, but she's my only one. Thanks for the post, I've been watching and waiting!

Amy said...

Congratulations! I have been waiting on this! Yay! He is so beautiful! I am so happy for you all! I am very happy to hear about such a wonderful birthing process. That had to be a relief and a joy! Can't wait to see more photos of all this kids and/with Baby Drew!

We take it day by day said...

Thanks ladies! He is so adorable. He fits right into this family. It feels like he has been here for a lot longer than just 7 weeks!! He is developing perfectly, already smiling and making baby noises. He is making great eye contact and recognizes his mommy already. He is over 10lbs already and is very long. He is so much bigger than Makayla. He just seems so big. LOVE HIM