Thursday, January 16, 2014

Henry Matthew's Birth

Ready to Go!

There was a pretty bad snowstorm the night before, so I ended up spending the night at the hospital by myself the night of the induction. Barry came early the next morning, and after only a few short hours of labor (and less than 20 minutes of pushing) our sweet Henry was born!

Our baby boy, Henry Matthew, was born on January 3, 2014 at 11:34 am, at 7 lbs 5 oz and 20 inches long. This was Henry in the first few seconds of life...

Ryan came to the hospital to meet his brother the next day, and then again the following morning, before we went home. It was such a special moment for me to see my boys together for the first time. These pictures are so precious to me. My heart is full. xoxo

First "real" bath

Although he got sponge baths at the hospital and after we got home, it wasn't until his belly button stump fell off (11 days old) that Henry got to take his first "real" bath. He wasn't exactly a fan of the water, but he sure did look cute afterwards!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Interview with our Big Boy

I thought that it would be fun to interview Ryan every January, ask him the same list of questions, and see how his answers change throughout the years. I already enjoy looking back on his video from last year and seeing how much he has grown since then. I absolutely adore this little guy!

Ryan's 3 Year Old Interview (January 2014)

1. How old are you?  3 (pronounced "tree")
2. Who is your best friend?  Lucky
3. What is your favorite color?  Red 
4. What is your favorite book?  The spaceship book
5. Describe your perfect day.  Play with cars, run, play with Lucky, sit on mommy's lap, hugs, kisses, build a snowman, look out the windows at ladybugs, play with Henry, wait for the food- pizza and macaroni
6. What is your favorite place and why?  Bowling alley because I like to bowl
7. What would you never do as an adult?  I don't want to do crying
8. Where do you want to work when you grow up?  In Maryland. Work… fold clothes.
9. What is your favorite thing to do for fun?  Play with daddy
10. Tell me a joke. "A color eating a mullor"

Ryan's 2 Year Old Interview (January 2013)

1. How old are you?  2
2. Who is your best friend?  Mater and Lightning McQueen
3. What is your favorite color?  Red (like Lightning McQueen)
4. What is your favorite book?  Race Team by Dennis R. Shealy
5. Describe your perfect day.  Police car, Digger, Dump Truck, all of the cars in there.
6. What is your favorite place and why?  Pool. It's so nice.
7. What would you never do as an adult?  Need a cake.
8. Where do you want to work when you grow up?  At a bank and eat pizza there.
9. What is your favorite thing to do for fun?  Play at school. Share with Gavin and Miles.
10. Tell me a joke.  (Pretends to laugh and does a funny movement).

Pregnancy: Week 39

This is just one corner of the completed nursery. I will post more pictures of the entire room later on.
We spent a lot of time working on it throughout the past week and I am so relieved that it is finally done!

Week 39:
Baby’s development:
-baby continues to gain more body fat

Pregnancy symptoms: 
-difficult to get myself up from a sitting or laying down position
-belly feels super heavy unless I support the bottom of it

-no real cravings at this point, but desserts taste much better than they do when I am not pregnant


still having constant movements, but they are slower/longer

Gender: boy

Total weight gain/loss: +38

Belly button in or out? out

Best moment of the week: finishing the nursery

Looking forward to: holding, kissing, and cuddling baby Henry… of course!!!

I have been giving myself lovenox/heparin shots twice a day to lower the risk of blood clots. The blood thinners need to be stopped a certain number of hours before labor, so I will be having a scheduled induction tomorrow evening through Friday afternoon/evening. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we welcome baby Henry!

Last Days as an Only Child

Belly Pics (Week 9 to 39)

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