Sunday, February 26, 2012

Final Score: Girls-4, Boys-2

Jacob James has arrived!
Feb. 5, 2012
10 lbs. 3 oz.
21.5 in.


We are thrilled to have this sweet little one as the caboose of our family. He has been a joy so far and we just adore his squishiness!

It was a good thing he decided to arrive 9 days early because those 10 pounds of baby were getting really hard to carry around. I went into labor during the early hours of the 5th. I woke Kris up at about 2am and warned him we needed to head to the hospital. We finally left at about 3:30am and arrived at the hospital at 4:00am. They put me in a room, gave me an exercise ball to sit on and let me do my thing. I wanted to have this last baby without an epidural so I just tried to relax as much as I could. Kris slept in the bed while I sat and played on the iPad:) Everything went pretty smoothly. I went from 6 to 8 to being ready to push super fast. I think he was pretty desperate to get out of his close quarters because that 10 pound baby was out in about 5 pushes. He was so black and purple from being born so quickly. His poor eyes were completely red because he burst every capillary being born. I took one look at him and thought--that was traumatic for both of us! Once his swelling went down and he gained a bit more color we both felt much better.

He is a bundle of joy and the kids just can't get enough of him. Joshua said to me tonight in a very whinny voice "why does Jacob have to be SOOOO cute?" His big brother even made him a paper airplane today during church. Olivia thinks he is the best new toy anyone could have and constantly wants to hold him and move him around to different places. However, when she is sad and needs Mommy she tells me "baby, bed". She had a bit of a hard time at the beginning, but we are all adjusting pretty well. However, we had Kris' mom here helping us for 2 weeks, then Kris was on vacation for the past week. Tomorrow everyone abandons me so we will see how it goes.

Wish me luck:)