"Look and see, for everyone is coming home!" Isaiah 60:4

Friday, April 13, 2012

A New Chapter

It's been almost 2 months now, and we're finally getting into a groove with our newest little one!
Duncan Jeremiah was born Feb. 22, was 7 lbs. 9.9 oz and was 19 inches long. He is such a sweet little boy and we are having such a good time getting to know him and watching his personality unfold.

Here's a few highlights of the day!

My "before" shot

Dyl headed to the OR

On the operating table...

A new family member!

sweet baby boy

All clean after first bath

Cocooned mama

Proud daddy!

Isa's first glimpse of her new brother!

Isa and Grandma

Feeling much better, but still a bit dazed

Shawn woke up in time to play Angry Birds...

and then was game for meeting Duncan

Aunt Yvonne came by to meet her newest nephew!
Here's the back story of me cocooned in blankets. My anesthesiologist had given me a bit too strong a dose of whatever drug he used so I asked for a dose of Benedryl which combats some of the side effects of the epidural. I forgot to tell him that I am fairly extremely sensitive to Benedryl, so I feel like I've been run over by a semi. Compound the strong epidural and Benedryl sensitivity with a large blood loss and my blood pressure dropped for a while. The nurses couldn't get it back up for a while so I was given a shot of adrenaline. I felt like a ton of bricks hit me! I was sleepy and freezing and couldn't really comprehend much at the time. I do have a few memories, but most of those first few hours after surgery are very vague. Even with that hiccup, the day went very well and I am so glad he is here, safe and sound.

He's now almost 2 months old and we thank God every day for this little one and are just enjoying spending time with him.  Praise the Lord for this blessing from above!

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