Our new addition, Ethan Robert.
What a heart breaker!!!
Daddy and his son.
Daddy putting on Ethan's first diaper.
Mom and Ethan right after birth.
Many of you have probably heard already, but Ethan Robert has arrived!!! He's healthy and happy and already good sleeper. Mom is doing well, but is very tired but recovering. She did SOOOO Great!!! I am so proud of her. What an amazing accomplishment. Abby was very strong throughout and is doing a great job now- I have no doubts that it will continue!
Here is the official story:
As many of you know we were scheduled to go in for inducement on Monday the 23rd. Luckily we never got that far. Abby began getting some light contractions on Sunday at about 11:30 am. But at 3 o'clock pm or so the real contraction began very consistently 9 minutes apart. They were not too intense so the pain was pretty manageable for her until midnight. I had a fun time keeping track of the timing of the contractions and figuring out the average times. Abby gave me a hard time about that, but I was excited an having fun. At midnight the contractions changed a lot and became much more intense and about 3 minutes apart. We got her in a hot bath to help manage the pain and called the hospital and they told us to come in. We left the house at about 1 am. Good thing it was a pretty short drive because Abby's water broke as we pulled into the parking lot. Very shortly after that, the contraction changed again and became pretty painful. After a few hours and a sleepless night, Ethan decided to make his presence known!! He was Born Monday June 23rd at 9:06 AM at. He was officially 8lbs on the nose and 22 inches long.
Abby and I, along with Ethan's Grandma's, Grandpa's, Aunties, Uncle and Cousin could not be more thrilled!!! Our Love for him is more than I could have imagined! We are looking forward to watching him grow and learn and showing him all the amazing things the world has to offer.
Thanks again for all your Love and Support!