Monday, June 18, 2007

Totally blessed

Posted by Mandy at 12:16 PM
Here is our little man... Samuel Dean. Words cannot describe my feelings for him and my 'new' family. I feel totally overwhelmed with joy and love! I can't count how many times I've said "thank you God!" since in the operating room when I heard his first cry. I can't count the number of times I've burst into tears of happiness just from looking at him and feeling him breathing on my neck. Seeing Madison and Carter with him is amazing. Madison is completely in love with him and holds him constantly. Carter, last night, told me, "I love that baby, Mommy." (he calls him "baby" or "that baby" rather than Samuel. lol) He doesn't want to hold him but he's started patting his back or touching him on his own throughout the day now.

Obviously everything went well with his birth. I wasn't even afraid in the O. R.... I was wide awake and so excited. I felt him being pulled out of my stomach and he immediately started screaming. I started bawling.. I was so relieved to hear such a big cry. When the doctor held him up I was so shocked at what a familiar face it was.. he looks so much like both his big sister and brother. He has a head full of dark hair.. just not quite as much as his siblings had. (which I'm happy with since he's a boy!) He is absolutely perfect in every way. He is so easy! Almost too easy! You have to pick him up just to hold him because he never cries unless he's hungry. He's content to just sit or lay wherever he is most of the time. He's a great eater and nursing has gone without a hitch. He's such a good sleeper that I often have to try to wake him up to feed him when he gets close to 3/4 hours without food. It's crazy to me that he's so calm! I'm so surprised at how much he weighed with being only 38 weeks when he was born. 8lbs 2oz and 20.5 inches. He's nicely filled out. :)

I'm feeling great.. this birth has been so easy! I got to keep my epidural in place until the next afternoon so I was 100% pain free for a long time after the surgery. Once it was taken out my pain was still minimal. I'm up and around pretty well! I'm up for company for sure if any of you all would like to come for a visit. My kids would probably enjoy it too. (especially if you bring food... hint hint lol) So, everyone here is doing great and I feel completely blessed. My house is finally complete... I am so thankful!


K.T. on Monday, 18 June, 2007 said...

He is gorgeous!!!!Congratulations!!!!

Lou Arnold on Monday, 18 June, 2007 said...

He looks great.

Ashton was the same with Kaylee about not touching or holding, but we see him with her now.

I am so glad that everything went great.

Lee Ann James on Monday, 18 June, 2007 said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to come see you!

Allison said...

Congrats!!! He is such a cutie! And you look amazing too!

Brittany on Monday, 18 June, 2007 said...

Wow! You look great! And he is so adorable! I am so happy for you guys!

Brandy on Monday, 18 June, 2007 said...

i see some moss in that face! he is beautiful, and i can't wait to see him in person. i miss you guys. when you're ready to get out of the house, you've got a place to visit!

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