Friday, August 28, 2009

Sam's Big Day

So, I can finally blog, or do anything for that matter. Morgan is now in 1st grade! So a full day of school for her & yes, we have some fun Morgan stories for you. Another day:). And both of my sweet boys are taking naps at the same time!!! I actually got in the shower before 5 p.m. Haven't done anything about getting ready for the day, but I'm clean:)!


Here is Sam's big debut! It started the day before with me being sick all day. Little did I know it probably meant I was in labor...along with the fact of when he came out his ears & nose were squooshed. That's okay, he's here & safe, busting our chops & waking us up at all hours. And we love him to pieces!

August 7th, 2009
On our way out the door to the hospital at 5:45 a.m.
(and yes, that's water on my shorts. my hubby is a
duck at the sink & he got there before me:))
Me, minutes before I get in the gown & they start to
draw blood & get the I.V. in. Well on the 4th try they did.
Being sick & dehydrated the day before does not help.
My bruises are almost gone:).
Sweet Sam's arrival.
Samuel Lorrin Herring
8 lbs 11 oz 22 inches long
He had a bit of a hard time breathing at 1st.
Here they are sucking out amniotic fluid.
Not sure how he feels about this place.

Still not sure...especially with the poking.

Calming down a wee bit.
This is right before I get to hold him for the 1st time,
in the surgical room. I could not believe how much bigger
he looked than Noah!
They brought him to me right after I was wheeled in my room.
Only to tell me I could only keep him for 5 minutes.
He came in on a monitor.
They called our pediatrician to come check him out.
He got some xrays & he didn't have to get hooked up
to the cpap machine:)! Thank goodness!
Big Brother & Big Sister coming to see their little
brother for the 1st time(& Grammy...she's taking the pic).
And bringing their Mama flowers.
Oh how I love my babies! Even the big one:).
Isaac always remembers to bring new Mama's flowers.
He is a keeper....most days:)
It was also SO NICE, having our home so close to the
hospital so Isaac could go back & forth taking care
of our other 2 monkeys at home. Thank you Isaac,
for all that you do:). I love you!

Noah hugging me & holding Sam.

Noah's investigating lasted about 2 minutes
before he asked if he could watch a dinosaur moo-mee.(movie)

Morgan so excited to meet her new little brother!

Miss Mo hugging Sam.
She also held on to me everytime she came to visit
for a good 20 minutes. Momma's don't love that
at all:).
Sam's cute little mush-pie face.
Look at all that hair!!!

1st pic of Papa, Mama & Sam.

Grammy, Mama & Sam.
Thank you so much for all your help with the kiddos Mom!
We love you!!!
Tommy & Colby & family visiting us & new little Sam!
Little Gabby in the middle & Lydia behind.

The MacDonald's greeted Sam into the world by
singing "I am a Child of God".
So sweet.
Packing up Sam while Papa loads up the car
to GO HOME:)!!!

Welcome Home Sam!

Later that day, enjoying being home, outside.
Such a handsome boy!

Welcome to the world Samuel Lorrin Herring!
We are so glad you're a part of our family!
We love you!