Let us start before the birth of our little Michael - sufficit to say at my last posting, I was enormous and pretty miserable. We had a scheduled c-section - since I have larged headed children - so there was no real drama to this one and we were able to plan when the family could be there to help out. My mom and dad came the Friday before Michael got here to help out with James and make sure he was taken care of on the big day.
This is the day before Michael was born and as you can see, I am crazy pregnant.
James got some great one on one time with Grandma and Grandpa and truly enjoyed his time on the park swings...although he looks slighty terrified.
The next day was so easy! Andy and I got up at the god awful hour of 4 am to go to the hospital. We relaxed in the room, got poked and prodded. Confirmed that I was starving and hadn't eaten anything that day and then I went off to the operating room. It was very wierd walking into the operating room. The first thing you notice is how unbelievably cold it is in there, then they give you some heated blankets which is very nice. I got my spinal and didn't get sick...Andy came in and I asked him if he remembered the camera, he said no, I said well maybe you should go get it, the nurse said no time, I said no time? Oh is that my baby crying???? Literally had no idea they started the procedure and Michael was here before I knew what had happened.
Michael Joseph Garrison was officially born at 8:01 am, 9.6 lb, 21.5 inches and a 15 inch head - he beat his brother in weight and length and he was a week early.
His first day - he looks SO much like James!
This is one of my favorite pictures of Daddy and Michael
I stayed in the hospital for the week! Yeah alone time. Almost like a hotel, but without pay per view. While I was away James got lots of fun play time with both sets of Grandparents and a couple trips to the Children's Museum.
...and meeting new friends
Seriously this kid is a week old here...he is enormous!
Uncle Mauw and Michael.
James didn't like the big pool at Nana's very much but he was digging hanging out in the baby pool with Aunt Kate. Then he would drive around in his new truck.
You there...did you block up?
Oh and I almost forget James digs sweet corn.
So that takes us to Michael's one month appointment where the nurse told me that my 4 week old currently weighed 12.9 pounds and was 23.5 inches long...what!!! He gained three pounds and 2 inches in a month, crazy, but so cute and sweet.
There's that precious smile!
That brings us to last weekend where my beloved Spartans fell to the Notre Dame Irish. Bad day for the Spartans but great day to get cute pics.
My two boys together - not very flattering on baby, but James is smiling
Michael looks better, but James is distracted. I guess I should get used to this.