I am almost 2 weeks late in doing this post but life has been a little hectic lately. Cooper finally arrived on Friday, September 7th at 11:16 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. The delivery was perfect and he is perfect! If his delivery is any indication of what kind of a baby he will be, we are very lucky. So far he's living up to it too.
I was checked earlier in the day by Dr. S and after telling me I was at a 5 and 80%, he said he'd be surprised if I made it through the weekend. I didn't believe him because with Sawyer I had stayed at a 5 for almost 2 weeks. He said that if I was having regular contractions (no matter how close together), that were hard for 2 hours, I should go in to Labor and Delivery. I worked a full day that day, having random, light contractions and then picked up Sawyer and went home. While we were eating dinner I realized the contractions were about 7 minutes apart but that would change when I'd stand up and walk around... then they'd get to be around 4 minutes. They quickly started to get harder and harder and after about an hour and a half I started to worry that my water would break at home and we wouldn't make it to the hospital on time so my sis came out to watch Sawyer and Skeet and I headed into town. They hooked me up to the monitors and checked me at 10 p.m. and I was already at a 7. I insisted that I get an epidural right away and with each contraction, I worried I wouldn't get it in time. They finally called Dr. S and he said that once I was comfortable, he'd come in and break my water. Within minutes of getting the epidural I felt it working. They checked me again and I was at a 9. Dr. S came in, broke my water, and I started to push. Approximately one hour and fifteen minutes after we checked into the hospital, Cooper was born. He was beautiful and purple and we loved him instantly. The delivery was so easy and went so smoothly, I wish I could go back and do my first two the exact same way. Recovery has been amazing as well. Not even two weeks later I don't feel like I just had a baby at all!
Cooper is an awesome baby. He sleeps all the time, even giving me 3-4 hour stretches most nights. He only cries when he's hungry or when his diaper is being changed. He is so adorable and looks just like his daddy. I can't believe he's even got the same red hair that Skeet had when he was little!
Sawyer is doing so good with his new baby brother. He's only tried to hit him a couple of times and mostly just ignores him although he has offered up a few kisses to Mr. Cooper. He says brother and baby really well and there doesn't seem to be any serious jealousy issues... yet. Daddy has been home and they have been good buddies the entire time. I am really worried about when Skeet goes back to work. I don't think Sawyer will take it very well. I have no clue how I am going to do it by myself either but I am sure I will adjust, because people do it all the time right?
The last two weeks have just flown by and before I know it I will be back to work. The thought already makes me so sad. I don't want to leave my boys and I know it's going to be so tough to go back. I feel like the luckiest momma around. I have two beautiful baby boys, a perfect angel baby girl and an amazing hubby who has really stepped up and helped me out so much. I appreciate him more than words can say. Sawyer is not the only one who is going to miss him next week!
Here are some fun pics of Cooper from the last two weeks! I promise more Sawyer pics are coming soon!
|Meeting baby brother for the first time... didn't go so well.|
|Cooper's cool shades while hanging on the bili bed!|
|Getting ready to go home.|
|Leaving the hospital|
|Trying out the good old bouncy chair for the first time.|
|He has the scowl too!|
|First sponge bath!|
|What a sweetie!|
|Wide awake!! This only happens for a couple of hours a day!|
|Sweet little angel!|