Introducing our new son Evan Jason Gardow born April 21st, 2009 at 2:00pm weighing in at 7 lbs 9 oz 19 3/4 inches long
His big brother Ian is ecstatic!! Between Sam, Katarina, Ian and Nicholas it is a fight on who gets to hold him next. (I wonder how long that will last!). Everything went pretty good with labor and delivery. Little Evan had pooped in utero and had managed to wrap the umbilical cord around his neck before coming out but Dr. Zander was there and helped suction all the meconium out of Evan's lungs and we heard that most precious first cry!! As for me I really can't complain. My water broke at 7:30am, we went to the hospital about 9:30 due to the meconium, I started having contractions around 1:30pm and Evan was born at 2!! (for all the mom's cursing me right now, sorry). We came home last Thursday and everything is going well. Evan is a really good eater and loves to snuggle. Well okay I don't know if Evan likes to cuddle as much as mom does but he still snuggles right in!! Dad complains because every time he gets a chance to hold Evan, he gets hungry and tries to eat dad's shirt or his little fingers. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by sometime!!
For those of you who check the blog today, you will be the first to know that little "Homer" will be arriving today!!! My water broke about 7:30 this morning and I am just so excited I had to let everyone know. We will get some pictures on as soon as we can!!
I had been asked to post a few belly pics. These pictures start when I was 5 months along (Decemeber 2008) and then at 6 months, 7 months and 8 months. I tried to take them around the 28th of each month since I am due April 28th. Only 3 more weeks to go!!! I have been pretty comfortable, I guess as comfortable as you can be. Walking has really done wonders for my comfort level but not so much for my tremendously swoolen ankles and legs!! My new favorite shoes are regular and fuzzy Crocs!! "Homer" dropped down about 2.5 weeks ago and since then I have been way more comfortable. Before that the little turd was sitting right under the right side of my rib cage making it hard to breathe and do anything (sit, lay down, even stand). Now we are much better pals that he decided to move down a little. Now I start my weekly visits to the doctor!! Last week I was checked, no dilation yet but almost completely thinned and starting to eface so that is a good sign (at least I hope it is). Went to the doc today too, nothing to report. No cervix check this time. She gave me a choice and so I opted to wait until next week (any of you mother's can understand that!). The kids and Nicholas and everyone else, especially Sam's basketball team, keep telling me I should give the kids their basketball back!! That is exactly what it feels like, a big basketball under my shirt. I will keep you all posted when "Homer" decides to make his or her appearance. My guess is April 16-18 sometime, don't ask why, just a hunch so we will see!! Have a super day and week!!