Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sawyer is here!

Well, I've put this off far too long. Let me introduce the newest member to the Coombs Clan.

Sawyer Jackson Coombs...WOOT WOOT! I was beginning to think that he would never come and I was destined to be pregnant forever! Just kidding. I know that the chances of being pregnant forever are only like, one in 450,000 or something like that.

So here's his life story.

Tuesday morning he decided to enter this world with a splash...literally, my water broke at 6:30 am. Emily was our babysitter for Cam and she lives about an hour away, so I called her to tell her not to go to school and keep her phone on for when my contractions got going. 10 minutes later they got going so I called her again and told her to head over. They started coming pretty close together so by the time she got here, we ran out the door.

By 9:00 we were admitted and settled comfortably (I use the term VERY loosely) in our labor and delivery suite. I decided to have an epidural around 11:30 which was good times. I love anesthesiologists. Love them!! We just hung out for while before Ben decided to go get lunch. I was only dialated to a 4 when I got the epidural so we figured we had time. (Cam's labor was like 18-20 hours) Well, our midwife came to check me while he was gone and said, and I quote, "Whoa!" She said that this kid was ready to come and it was time to push. Yup, Ben was still getting lunch so while she was getting her stuff ready, I kept trying to call him but he got no service in the hospital. Luckily, he showed up of his own accord just in time. Well, 15 minutes of pushing brought Sawyer into our lives at 2:37 pm. Piece of cake...

He weighed 8 lbs 6 oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. That's exactly one pound and 2 inches bigger than Cam was at birth.

Here are some pics.


There he is!

Cam came to visit in the hospital and it was love at first sight.

So far, he is ALWAYS this mellow. We'll see if it sticks, but he is super quiet and patient with everything.

Not a red-head! You would not believe how many people told me that he would have bright red hair. I was, however, surprised by how dark he was. My kids do NOT look like me. (I guess that's better than them not looking like Ben, right? ha ha)

Mellow and calm. Shocker. Check out those cheeks!

We're HOME! We only stayed one night. I was anxious to get home. Here's Emily, Cam and Sawyer. Cameron is one PROUD and protective brother...

I am still getting used to having a baby again. Cameron always expects bites of anything I am eating, so I have had to stop myself a couple times from giving Sawyer bites of my banana or yogurt or whatever I've got. Good grief.

Cameron is SUPER excited. He really is the proudest older brother I could imagine. He will do anything for the sake of the baby. Throw away diapers, bring blankets, clean up his toys, bring me water or any other errand I choose to send him on as long as it somehow benefits "the baby." Having Sawyer around makes me realize how old Cam really is when I used to see him as the baby. He looks ridiculous in diapers. One more thing to do...*sigh*

Ben's got work off for a little while so he's been taking Cam on full force so I can recover and spend time with Sawyer. I have no idea what he's going to do when his best friend goes back to work... They've been having a blast together.

Anyways, that is what's new here. Enjoy!