Friday, January 23, 2009

Hello All! Sorry for the silence but we have had quite the couple of weeks here! First of all we had a BABY! Yes, Stephen Maverick was born January 4th at 3:45pm. He weighed in at a hefty 8lbs. 7oz. and was 20 inches long. I had a wonderful delivery. A little late…but never the less God timing was perfect. I wasn’t able to drive to Folsom for the birth (60 minutes away) because Maverick arrived so quickly. Less than 2 hours and Steve was able to arrive in time from work! I was so grateful for that. I had another VBAC…vaginal delivery after C-section without medication. Yes that’s right without anything. No not even an epidural or one Vicodan. I have to say I didn't' have meds with Court either but this time was different! He was so big and trust me I felt it! But it was so amazing. My mother got to be here for this birth and that meant everything to me.

I can't tell you how it feels to present your husband with a son! I am forever thankful for him and all that he has done to help me.
He and my saint of a mother have been amazing. I want to thank you all for you loving support and kind email and prayers. Being on strict bed rest is tough. For those who aren't aware I am on bed rest because: All women experience a relaxation of there pelvic ligaments before childbirth due to the hormones her body produces. A few unfortunate women develop a condition called pubic symphysis separation. I am one of them. Some of you might have noticed during the last few months I would often would stop abruptly to realign my hip bone. Well I incurred an injury to my pelvic bone during delivery because of this condition. With is comes severe pain during simple movement. Let me put it this way: Drug free labor was no problem, no crying, screaming, actually I really didn't make a sound. This pain? I got out of bed the day after the delivery and PASSED OUT from it. I have NEVER had that happen before. It was amazingly painful and quite scary! So know just about everything is painful such as turning in bed. Walking, standing.. This is a condition that will resolve. Praise God! But it will take time……approximately 6 weeks. Until then I need to stay in bed and take medications as prescribed. Boy is it tough! But I am trying! Again thanks for all the well wishes and prayers.
It was all worth it. Mav is an absolute joy. He started making eye contact and smiling at 4 days old! He smiles all the time now and it just takes my breath away. Gracie and Courtney are totally taken with him too. Everyday starts with "Is Maverick awake?" and "Can I hold him?" Gracie will hold him for hours if we let her! At his 2 week doctors apt he was 10lbs 6oz! Well on his way to being as big and delicious as Courtney was! I love to watch my husband hold his son. I wish I could share the feeling with you all. The joy that I feel is almost overwhelming. He is so gentle and loving with him. I see the pride shine though him. I love that I helped make that happen. OK- enough for now. Enjoy the pictures and more to come later.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Trying to post from my phone for the first time. Let's hope it works!

Sent from my iPhone


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