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.