It was hard to believe yesterday morning that Baby Day had finally arrived! Jake & Mal were very excited to wear their big brother & big sister shirts to school.
Last time as a family of four
J & I took the kids to school & then headed to the hospital to check in. Our parents & J's sister, Rachel, kept us company in the observation room.
Let's get this show on the road!
"What have I gotten myself into?!"
At 11:56 am, this beautiful boy entered the world screaming! He was crying before they even had him fully out & managed to swallow a big gulp of fluid, which made his cries a little gurgly.
Sweet boy snuggling with Daddy
Mommy & Daddy's first pic with Beau
So happy to have met my newest angel!
Because of the fluid that Beau swallowed, they took him up to the transition nursery to monitor him & make sure that he was breathing well. He didn't require any extra oxygen, so he got to be brought into my room right after I was moved upstairs. I was thrilled to finally get to hold him & have a little skin on skin cuddle time.
One other scary thing about Beau's delivery was a huge knot in his umbilical cord. It wasn't knotted too tightly & didn't cause him any problems, but we know that it's a true gift from God that he was protected against any harm. Precious miracle baby!
Jake meeting his baby brother, whom he does not call Beau, but Baby Beau
Mallory meeting Beau
You can see his hair in this one. There isn't very much of it, but it reminds me of Mal's hair when she was born.
We had a good first night, & Beau has been nursing like a champ. It's amazing to me the difference between him & the twins in that respect. Since they were early babies, their sucking reflexes weren't fully developed, & getting them to eat was a major battle. Beau seems to know exactly what he's doing. So nice for Mommy!
We were also thrilled yesterday the first time that he had a dirty diaper! After all of the issues on his sonograms related to his bowel, I breathed a sigh of relief & said many prayers of thanksgiving that he seems to be perfectly developed with no complications. Praise God!
Thank you so much for all of the calls, texts, emails & prayers! We feel truly loved & are open for visitors!