Friday, October 17, 2008

Grannies and Grandmas

Isaac has been blessed with a Granny, a Grandma, Great Grandmas and even a Great Granny in his life. He hasn't met them all yet, but here are some pictures of him with the ones he's met, and pictures of the special welcome to the world gifts sent by the ones he's anxiously waiting to meet.
Isaac with his special teddy bear from Great Granny and Grandad.

A giant box of baby clothes and a handmade pair of mukluks from Granny.
Isaac and Grandma.
Isaac and Great Grandma Vander Molen.
Isaac and Great Grandma Kingma.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Isaac Clayton

Isaac Clayton, born October 6th, 7:23 pm
8 lbs 6 oz, 19 inches

On Monday, October 6th, Isaac made his dramatic entrance into the world. After the last few weeks of suspense, taking his time, contractions starting and stopping, I suddenly started having contractions every few minutes right after dinner on Monday. Within 10 minutes, we realized that this was it, and called Jeremy's mom to come and pick up Alex. She raced across town in record speed, and while Jeremy turned Alex over to her care, I made my way to the car, afraid if I waited any longer I wouldn't be able to make it into the garage. While Jeremy was grabbing our bags, my water broke in the car and I started feeling the need to push. I was relatively calm until then, but at that point I started to panic and scream into the house for Jeremy to hurry - we were out of time. Within a few minutes we were at the hospital with me in a wheel chair, and Jeremy racing through the hospital halls with me. When we arrived in labor and delivery, our room quickly filled with nurses, and within 15 minutes of arriving at the hospital one of those nurses delivered Isaac. From start to finish took less than an hour.

We chose the name Isaac for our little boy just because we like it. His middle name is from my dad, Clayton, whose birthday is also October 6th. Perhaps Isaac will have my dad's calm, mellow, easy-going nature.

Isaac and I are doing great. I feel much better than I did after Alex was born, and really great compared to how I felt at the end of my pregnancy, waiting for him to come. We came home last night, and were up most of the night with our hungry little boy. He's been awake more today than yesterday, so hopefully he'll sleep a little more tonight.

We had a birthday party for Isaac at the hospital. Alex and his grandma made cupcakes for him, and Alex enjoyed opening his presents from Granny. Alex was afraid of his little brother though, and didn't want to sit to close to him or hold him. He's getting used to him now, though, and is helping bring him his blanket and make sure he's staying warm enough.

baby growth