Tuesday, June 30, 2009

William with Grandparents

The Monday after William was born, my parents came down to help out. Thank goodness they were here! We really needed the help especially when we thought he had a serious heart problem and needed to monitor him all night long. Grandpa Mike and Grandma Donna absolutely love William! They are so great with him.

Sadly they left on Saturday but happily, Grandma Susan came to help out! William is being spoiled by being held by his Grandparents all the time! (But we don't mind. A happy baby is a quiet baby) Check out the pictures of William with his Grandparents.

My cousins, Joane, Erin, Logan and Dave also stopped by to see William! Here we all are.

And finally, here is a decent picture of me and William (seriously, I meant to get my hair done before he was born but ran out of time. Sigh. A lesson if we have more kids) And a picture of our little family!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

One Week Old!

I can't believe my baby is now 9 days old. Where has the time gone? He's such a great kid. He's very content to eat, sleep and eat again! (He's already gained back the post-delivery weight loss and is almost at his birth weight again.) We gave him his first bath last night. We wanted to take video but I needed Taylor's help holding him. He's slippery when wet!

Several people have emailed me asking for more pictures so I did want to mention that there are TONS of photos of William under the Photo Album link at the top of this page.

My parents left yesterday. They were a huge help and William loved spending time with them. Taylor's Mom is here to help now. We are so lucky to have so much help these first few weeks and William is loving getting to know his Grandparents!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

First Five Days

Whew, William is Five Days Old! It's been a crazy, wonderful, sleep deprived few days. William came home from the hospital with Taylor and me on Sunday. Finally we were on our own! Eek! But things went pretty well and Taylor has been wonderful about making sure I get enough sleep.

On Tuesday we went to the pediatrician. Things were going well until she listened to William's heart. She thought that the heart beat was a little low and made arrangements for us to take William to see a cardiologist that afternoon at Children's Hospital. At the hospital, William was hooked up to an EKG. Good news was that his heart beat is fine. The doctor told us though that William had a pretty severe heart problem. He made an appointment for us to get a full cardiovascular test for William the next day. And then in a fit of complete tactlessness, he told me to get some sleep and for Taylor to stay awake and make sure that William didn't die. Needless to say that was a bit alarming. I spent most of the rest of the day crying and we all took turns staying awake with William that night.

Today we took William back to the cardiologist (a new one who had an actual bedside manner) and they ran another EKG and did an ECHO test (an ultrasound). Turns out William is fine. There is nothing wrong with his heart at all. To make sure though they did hook him up to a mini, portable EKG machine for 24 hours. The doctors just want to make 100% sure that nothing is wrong. But they feel confident that he is absolutely perfect.

Lots of drama that wasn't really needed! We are hoping for quieter days ahead. But at least we know our way around Children's Hospital now.

William has been amazing through all of this. He has been so well behaved during the doctor appointments and at home. We took him for his first trip to Legal Seafood to celebrate yesterday afternoon and he slept in his stroller the whole time! We'll post pictures soon.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

William is Born 06/19/2009 !!!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


It's June 17th and we are just waiting for William. I think he took me seriously when I told him to hold off until June 19th to be born! Who knew he was already listening to me?!? Hopefully this is a sign of how he'll listen to me when he's born too. (But I am not holding my breath) Anyway, if he doesn't make an appearance today or tomorrow, Taylor and I head to the hospital on the 18th at 7:30pm to start induction. The real process won't start until the 19th though. I can't wait! It's hard to believe after all this time there is finally a date where I know we'll meet him!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

William's Room

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William's first pictures

William's not quite here yet, but I thought I'd post some of his ultrasound pictures before he's born!