Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy birthday Grayson James Karaidos!

January 13, 2011 at 11:12 am, after only 2 hours of labor and 6 minutes of pushing, our family of 3 turned into the 4 of us! Grayson James entered this world at 7 lbs. 13 oz. and 19 3/4 inches and screeching, not screaming, screeching. 

We went in Thursday morning for an induction and all went very well! I am feeling really good, no stitches and little swelling and Grayson is doing very well. No jaundice, pooping and peeing normal, and eating wonderfully. 

I was excited for the hospital stay because it meant me being able to sit and let people serve me. I know it sounds selfish, but as a stay-home mom and just having spent 1 month with a melon pushing my hips out of joint (well, kinda, the pain brought me to my knees sometimes) sitting for 2 days was wonderful! 

But I am glad to be home. Nevaeh loves him so much already. At the hospital, she sat next to him to watch cartoons and just put her hand on his back and sat like that. I tried getting a picture, but I am on the slow side these days. Also, when the nurse came it to check him out, Nevaeh cried when she took him off the bed, saying, "my baby brother." So wonderful to hear this from her! She was worried that we  were going to leave him at the hospital too. So, as of right now, things are going well with her. She doesn't freak when I'm feeding or holding him, and she wants to help all the time. I know, though, that things can change and she could be jealous in an instant. 

Here are a few pictures, more will come!

His first five minutes in this world! 

Wish nevaeh was in this picture.

Mommy and son. 

first bath! i sure do have to get use the "extra stuff", if you get what i mean. :)

Nevaeh's first time holding her brother.

I love this picture and nevaeh's face looking at grayson. 

my baby boy!

Nevaeh helped daddy do the dishes, she loves putting the silverware away. 

Ok, so if you have read this blog before, you know she like Diego. This is her, in her words, "skate boarding like Diego." my hat is her (in her words), "helmet, so she can be safe", and the flat pillow is her skate board. She is wonderful and I sure did miss her in the hospital! 

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