Thursday, March 31, 2011

From the Hospital

He's here!  Well, he's been here for about three weeks now, but you know that I'm slow to blog.  I wish I could be like some of my friends who update from the delivery room, but I'm just not there yet.  Maybe with my third kid.  

So my due date came and went, but the Lord was totally faithful and brought the baby in His way and perfect timing.  After 2 nights of contractions, but nothing enough to send me into labor, we arrived bright and early at the hospital at 6:00 a.m. (ish) on Tuesday morning for my C-section.  The only other person in the waiting room was my sweet mom.  She beat us there.  Can you tell where we get the big eyes from?

After being "under the knife" and lots of anesthetic for about 20 minutes, Dave and I rendered our final guess as to the sex of our second little miracle...we both guessed girl.  After all, I have three sisters and boys are kind of rare in my family.  We were both wrong.  And so were a lot of other people (some who even had to return things.)  

I'll never forget his face when Dave looked at the baby then looked back at me and said,
Its a boy!

Cruz Joseph
Our first family picture

Family and friends gathered from near and far to see the new coconut...

From the Center of Byron
From the Shores of St. Clair
More from the Shores of the East Side
(I might also add that my Aunt Linda's record remained in tact as she accurately 
guessed boy at the 4:00 a.m. final call)
and one from the Royal Oak
 From the Hills of Bloomfield
 and from the most Grand of Rapids.

And that was just in the first wave of visitors.  The doctor and hospital staff had never seen a family with so many visitors (except for when Isla was born.)

 The World's Greatest Sorority (plus my cousin Michelle) held a special meeting to take notice of the new little miracle.

We had some evening visitors too 
from the Lake of Sylvan
 a celebrity guest appearance straight from the Courtroom that all the nurses were buzzing about
 and out-of-state visitors from Ohio, including
Great Grandpa John.
It was a spectacular sight to all who came.

including the proud big sister.

We are totally in love with our new little dude.
Don't worry, if you didn't make it to the hospital.  We love you anyway.


  1. You just made my day with this post! (No more harassment, I promise! Haha) Isla is so beautiful, I love that sibling picture!

  2. Whew. Glad to still be loved. No pictures of Isla visiting the hospital??

  3. He is GORGEOUS. And has an awesome name.:) Congratulations! Hope your sweet family of four is doing well!

  4. So happy for you guys. Our families match now. :) Cruz is adorable and I love that you have so many fun! We miss you guys lots and are so happy for you all. The picture of Isla with Cruz is precious. Lots of love!

  5. I just stumbled across your blog from Jodi's...Wow! So fun catching up on your lives! And, congrats on the new little guy. He's absolutely adorable!

    Hope you're doing well...and hopefully you won't mind having another blog stalker! =)