Monday, June 29, 2009

Stuart's First

After Stuart's birth we had major problem with a heart murmer and jaundice. The jaundice lasted for 4 weeks, partially due to breast feeding. The heart murmer and the jaundice subsided and we received a clean bill of health. The only problem now is we visited the doctor so much that we are behind on our shots. We will catch up on those Tuesday.
Dr Kuebena looking him over.

The first bath became a family affair. From experience we learned that newborns are very slick. It was such a sweet time for me, I waited a long time for this little person. Giving a baby his first bath is always something a mother remembers.
Sleepy little guy, he doesn't know what is coming.

Washing all that red hair.

Lather, rinse, repeat.
Kissably Clean!

Maddie is such a good helper, she made sure the water was just right.
Proud MaMa! Proud PaPa!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

William Stuart Ross

William Stuart Ross

Born: June 3, 2009

7lbs 12oz 19 1/4 inches

Welcomed with love by parents

Chuck & Joy

& the best big sister ever Madeleine.

Bouncing Baby Boy

William Stuart Ross arrived at 5:20 PM on June 3, 2009.

He arrived health other than a few common problems. The labor was short thank goodness. I don't think I could have had another Maddie, she was 32 hours. Little boys love their mommy's so I only had a 8 hour labor, just like a regular work day. NOT!
Enjoy the photos of our new addition!

We Love You Stuart!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

labor story

Well everyone seems to be telling their labor story on their blog. So here's mine.

The morning of June 3, we had a scheduled amniocentesis. I went in at 5:oo AM, trying to prepare myself for the procedure. I mean come on, they are going to sick a needle the size of a skewer in my stomach, and I'm so big I can't even suck in to get away.

On the way in we run in to my fertility doctor, Dr. Jason Griffith, I asked him how bad the procedure was going to be. He told me I'm already as uncomfortable as I can get what's a little more.


So in we go check in and prepare mentally. I have to say this is the second time we have been checked in and my husband is not fast asleep with in 10 min of arriving. I think he was actually scared for me.

The ultrasound and contraction monitor showed I was already in labor and did not have any fluid. I don't have to have an amnio, AWSOME! I would have him in the next 24 hours anyway.
After pitocin, oxygen, and 20 minutes of pushing he arrived.
Just like a regular work day about 8 hours, unlike his sister who was 32 1/2 hours.

4 days prior, I am huge.
3 min old

Proud big sister

Monday, June 1, 2009

Baby Shower

My dear friend Meredith wanted to honor the birth of our son with a baby shower. Since I have never had a shower, I was super excited. Most of you got invitations that Meredith made by hand and customized with personal touches to match the theme of Stuart's room. The shower was on May 30th. We had a wonderful time, so many cute things. I had a wonderful time with memories to last my lifetime.

Mom pinning a beautiful orchid on me.

A cute diaper cake made by Kat Rhoades.

The spread!
Adorable and Yummy too!

My favorite kind of cake.
Jami did a great job making games for us.
It's a Jungle!
Tummy shot!
The Hostess with the Mostest!
Thank you for a beautiful shower Meredith.
I had a wonderful time.
It was a special time to honor the birth of our son!