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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baby Benjamin

I am here to introduce you to our new addition.
This is Benjamin.

He was born August 9 {8-9-10...cool huh}by C-section. I went to the hospital at 6:00am Monday morning. It was really weird being at the hospital when nobody else was there. I got checked in and ready to go. It took 2 hours to prep me! I had to have a C-section because in Florida they don't do VBAC's, which I was sad about but what can you do?

{the last day of being pregnant. It was kind of bitter-sweet.}

So there I am on the table ready to go at 8:00 and by 8:20 he was here. He was 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. A pretty good size


{There are no pictures of him for a couple hours after he was born, I really wanted to enjoy those first few moments with him with out having to pose for the camera. I wanted to totally be in the moment with him and, sorry, I want those memories to be mine.}

The hard thing with having a C-section is that it's at least a 1/2 hour or more before you can really hold your baby, but I had the husband bring him to me as soon as he could. Which in the process he set the alarm off. {You know... the alarm that says someone is stealing a baby.}

In the early afternoon my {saintly} friend, who had watched the boys all day brought them up to the hospital to see their new brother. They were all enthralled.... for about 10 minutes, then they were more excited that the windows were so big, that there were so many buttons, that I was hooked up to many things, and what were they all for, why did Benjamin just cry, how exactly did the baby come out, and if they could see my 'owie'. And then the husband walked after being stuck in the elevator for 20 minutes. {he had gone out for lunch and was trying to get back} So with dad in the room all the boys got to hold their new brother.





{Benjamin has this pirate thing going on... he likes to peek out of just one eye}

I was in the hospital for 3 days and it was mostly quiet, which was nice. Once when I was feeding Benjamin he kicked his alarm thing loose... so that would be the second time that we set the alarm off. And he did it a third time as one of the nurses were bringing him to me. I'm sure they were all happy to see us leave.

My parents had come from Utah to help out with the boys. What a wonderful blessing!! I really was ready to jump back into life but I needed more help than I thought, and having Grandma and Grandpa ready to take the other boys out so I could sleep was so nice

{Here are Grandma and Grandpa with the crazies}

{Awake for about 20 minutes :) }

{I love this picture with Benjamin looking up at Tim. Tim is so in love with his little brother.}

{James is a such a big help! He will feed Benjamin {has tried to make bottles} will pick him up if he needs it and is really soft and careful with him.}

Tommy likes to feed Benjamin, but not hold him. Tommy is always ready to give him a kiss and wants to know how he is doing. The one time that Tommy was holding him, Benjamin was crying and here is Tommy..."Mom.. put that THING in his mouth and make him stop crying"


Here are some pictures that I took {and I'm really proud of them}










look at those cheeks!!! I just want o smoosh them all day long!

I forgot how much I love this! It took some getting use to again... the whole nightly feedings, and diaper changing, but I love it! I'm so in love with this boy!!

16 comments:

Debra said...

Oh he is beautiful. What a handsome little man! Congratulations on the new baby!

Joseph said...

Awesome! Glad you and Benjamin are doing well. I love the picture third from the bottom.

SheriDawn said...

He's adorable! Congratulations. Looks like we'll both be taking the world on one boy at a time :)

sinika said...

Awww. Congrats Leah! He is so cute. I think he looks just like your other boys...

Emily said...

oh Leah...he is PERFECT! Congratulations to you all! Hooray for sweet, sweet babies!

Take Care!

PS. Your folks never change. They look exactly the same as they did the first time I saw them....how cool is that?!!

Regina said...

He is beautiful!! Being the mother of 4 boys myself (of course 3 of them are grown men now but I still have ONE at home..LOL)I know all the joys that are ahead of you. Enjoy!!!

Hugs,
Regi

Rob, Brooke and Caleb said...

He is so adorable and I love his cheeks! You took really nice pictures. I love the ones of his brothers holding him too; so sweet. I was looking at the one of your last day being pregnant, and I swear I am that same size now...with three months left to go. Seeing you at church Sunday made me very excited for after the babies are born; you look so great and I can't wait to be skinny again too! You must be loving being able to move freely again!

Diane Conn said...

He is so adorable!
Thanks for sharing pictures!

Bec said...

He's adorable-congratulations! Does he look like either of the boys when they were newborns? I love his chubby little cheeks!

Christine said...

Congrats! What a sweet baby!

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Those are some smooshable cheeks! Love it!! Sounds like your poor husband had a rough time in the hospital. haha! Congratulations to all of you!! So cute!

Lynette said...

Congratulations Leah! He is perfect. Your boys are so handsome. I'm glad everything went well!

Camie said...

He's perfect! Congratulations.

Levi and Kami's Blog said...

Leah! You are one amazing mother! I love getting to know your family through this blog! He is darling and I'm so glad you're all doing well!

Janet said...

Great pics and such a cutie!!
It will be fun swapping baby stories with you. :)

p.s. You can do vbac in Florida. You just have to find a doctor that will do it.

Melissa said...

So cute! The boys look like they love that baby so much all ready. Thats one of the best parts of having a big family. I love it!

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