Monday, May 11, 2009

presenting...

Connor Thomas May
8 lbs 12 oz
21 1/2 inches long




Our precious 2nd born came into the world last Friday, May 8th at 7:02 p.m. We apparently have very prompt children since he came on his due date and Micah came the day after his (though I began labor on his due date). Overall everything progressed pretty well. We had a bit of a scare during the process. Connor's heart rate dropped every time there was a contraction. They assumed it was due to an umbilical cord issue and they were right. He had gotten tangled up in it at some point, but praise God it was taken care of without problem. I was very nervous listening to the heart monitor, but our fabulous nurse kept reassuring me and I knew Zach was praying the whole time so I concentrated on that.

When we saw Connor for the first time we couldn't believe how much he looks like Micah! It's kind of crazy actually!! He and Micah were the same length and he was only an ounce heavier. He is a lot louder though ;)

It's been quite a whirlwind the last few days getting home from the hospital and adjusting to a family of four. Micah loves looking, touching, 'holding' Connor but he has still not been his normal self the past two days. He is a little crankier/whinier than normal but we are hoping it is a VERY short term thing.

Unfortunately I have had way too many reminders through the experiences of two friends about how fragile life can be. I am so blessed, immeasurably blessed, to have this healthy baby boy added to our family. All babies are precious little miracles and I am beyond thankful for my new one!

8 comments:

  1. Congrats! Such a precious little one you have!!

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  2. yay!! congrats! i am glad that everything went fine and that he is here!

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  3. Hey is so precious! I am glad everything went well! What a great Mother's Day gift. Congratulations!!!

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  4. Sorry, He is so precious! : )

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  5. What a Mother's Day gift! (plus he was born on my brother's birthday which is such a special day - hehe) I hope you have a speedy recovery and get lots of rest. He is adorable and I can't wait to hear about he and Micah growing up and being brothers. :)

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  6. Congratulations again! Connor is beautiful and we can't wait to meet him!

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  7. He is so beautiful! Just like Micah! I am so excited for you. What a precious blessing!

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  8. I am so happy for you all! I am glad things went fine. I know big boy Micah will adjust quickly! By the way, I love the name!!

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