Monday, February 25, 2008

Grayson is here!!

Grayson Lane
6 pounds 8 ounces
20 inches
1:29 p.m.

Yes, he arrived early, but we are SO glad to have this little angel here with us! I'll give you the picture overload first, and then I'll put the story at the bottom.
Here he is!!
Me visiting Grayson in the transition nursery...he had a little trouble with his breathing at first, but by 10:00 Friday night, he was fine.

Grayson and Mommy...

Caden meeting Grayson. I'm pretty sure that he sees Grayson simply as a paci dispenser. He has done REALLY well with him so far.

My sweet baby in his Moses Basket...a lifesaver!

Caden ready for school Monday morning...

Does life get any better than this??

I think that's a Frito in his mouth...this one just makes me giggle...

Forget the baby, I've got bubbles!!!

The sign on the door at the hospital...Thanks Gale!!

And now for some nursery pics that I promised earlier... for the story. I went to the doctor on Thursday for my weekly appointment. I was excited because we were going to set an induction date...I was thinking the first week of March or so. So I went in, had my lab work, got my weekly ultrasound, and then I waited for the doctor. She came in and looked at my chart. My blood pressure was a bit high (nothing much really), and she looked concerned. She decided to go ahead and check me...I was 3cm. Then, she said the unthinkable: "I'm going to go ahead and admit you." WHAT??? This can't be happening...Frank has D-Now this weekend! She said that they would just observe me for several hours and see what my labs were doing. So, I called Frank, and I headed downstairs to be admitted (my doc's office is at the hospital). When they got me all hooked up to everything downstairs, my blood pressure had gone way down, so that was no longer a concern. When my doc came down a couple of hours later to check on me, the blood pressure was great. HOWEVER...I had dilated to 4cm and was having regular contractions...WHAT???? So, obviously she couldn't send me home at 4cm, so we were there for the long haul. They broke my water the next morning, and Grayson entered the world at 1:29 that afternoon. I got to see him for a few minutes right after he was born, but then he started having some trouble breathing, so they kept him in the transitional nursery. But at 11:30 that night, they brought him back to me. We've had no problems since then, and we went home Sunday! God is SO good! No one deserves blessings this sweet...least of all me! Praise Him!!!!


Tom, Meg, and Katie said...

Em, he is precious!!! In that first picture, he looks like your dad! I hope that you guys are doing well. You look great!

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

What a beautiful baby! We are glad it all went so well. And, Grayson and Reed have the same rug in their nurseries.

Danielle said...

Oh, wow! Congrats!!!

Maggie said...

Oh My!!!
Congrats to everyone!
What a beautiful nursery, too. Parker's way jealous.

laura said...

such a sweet story and a sweet baby boy! he is beautiful! congratulations! hope y'all are settling in well at home.

Jane said...

Congratulations to you all!

Matt and Amberly Collins said...

Matt and I are so happy for you all! Grayson is too cute! BEAUTIFUL nursery!!! You and your mom are definitely going to have to help us out when it's our turn.
Love yall!

Randy and Tomekia Porter said...

My sweet nephew! I can't wait to come see y'all! He is to precious! Love ya!

Tate Family said...

You can't really say this too often about newborns, but Emily, he is perfect and oh-so cute!!! :) And that nursery is impeccable.

Nate, Christy, Rosalyn and Katie said...

Emily, Our labor story is almost exactly the same and it's quite scary! First, I had contractions for a week and had my check up on the 21st and was also 3 cm dilated. My doctor, Shea Moses (was she yours?), sent me down to the hospital. I had 2 other kids that I had to be sure were okay and it was THE craziest day! Secondly, I see that you teach at FPDS. My husband, Nate Shurden, is Pastor of Young Adults at FPC. Thirdly,I believe our connection is Amberly Collins. I saw her link on your blog. She and my husband went to school together. So, is Grayson going through his growth spurt yet? Knox is eating like crazy at night. Sorry this is so long. Glad you found me!