Monday, March 3, 2014

Anders' Birth Pictures

I never thought I would have anyone in the hospital room besides Jonathan when I had a baby, but my sister-in-law Robin was taking pictures and everything happened so quickly that she ended up staying in for the birth! And I'm SO glad she did! I've teared up plenty of times looking at these pictures and remembering those few moments. (And luckily a sheet on my lap kept things modest so I didn't have to worry about that either :))

Mid-contraction, grinning and bearing it. (Maybe not grinning, but not yelling at people either. We'll call that a win.) I've actually decided I'm a pretty big wimp since I was in labor a whole 2 1/2 hours and thought I was going to die. Props to girls who go for hours on end.

Does everyone make a duck face when they're pushing a baby out? I wish I had a picture of my shocked face when I realized what actual pushing was and that I was not going to have this baby out in one push like Easton.

Immediately after birth when they laid him on my chest. I think I was in a bit of shock because they didn't do that with Easton so I wasn't expecting it, but I definitely didn't mind. :) Another unexpected thing: Jonathan got to cut the cord for the first time!

He screamed for a long time, which is ironic since he is the calmest baby I've ever seen. I guess he got it all out of him at birth.

Still screaming, but on the plus side he clocked in at 6 lbs 8.9 oz and beat out Easton by 3 oz to be our biggest baby yet!

Finally not screaming and meeting his brothers for the first time.

I was a little worried about how Miles would adjust to not being the baby, but he's surprisingly in love with Anders. He always tries to grab him out of my arms and hold him and will worriedly yell, "Baby Anders crying!" whenever he makes a peep.

Anders' birth was so wonderful. There were so many things I loved about it. I loved how quick it went. I loved that I got to do a VBAC. I loved being able to feel everything like I've always wanted to. I loved how nice the anesthesiologist was. I loved my doctor. And the specialist(he may be the best doctor ever). I loved having our family come visit so soon after I had him. I loved being in the same state as our family when I had a baby, which hasn't happened since Easton. I loved having Robin taking pictures that I knew I would treasure forever. I loved having my best friend and love next to me. I loved that I got to hold and feed him right away. It went so perfectly and I'm so grateful! Mostly I loved you, Anders.


Janaca said...

Congrats on your new addition!! You have such a beautiful family.

Lindsey Hemara said...

Can your family get any more cute and more perfect? I loved these pictures. Do you go Natural with your kids?