Saturday, September 21, 2013

37 weeks

There I was at 37 weeks on Sunday, September 8.

And here is our baby boy, Copeland, who was born on Tuesday, September 10.
What a surprise!  I had thought all along that I would have him early but I never thought I'd have him 19 days before the "official" due date!  My water broke at about 3:45 am on Monday morning and we called the doctor's office once they were open and went in to get checked out and were immediately admitted to the hospital.  I had requested a natural, mobile birth so we were able to walk all around the hospital and not be tied to the bed.  The doctor told me if I didn't progress fast enough she would induce but I was able to keep progressing and finally at 3:26 am on Tuesday we welcomed this little angel.  He was 8 lbs 20.5 inches and just perfect (in our eyes of course).  He passed all the tests they ran at the hospital and is eating like a champ.  We've since had two pediatrician appointments with him.  He gained all his weight back by 9 days after birth and the doctor said he's doing just great.  We are slowly figuring out life with a newborn and we're pretty lucky that he sleeps fairly decently at night.  Right now I'm able to get about 2-3 hours of sleep at a time between feedings.  Now that he's here I can't imagine life without him.  This little guy stole our hearts.


  1. Congratulations, again! I am so happy that you all are adjusting well. There is nothing like it in the world, that is for sure!

  2. Hooray, R&R! What a beautiful baby!