Last pregnancy picture before the big day!
Baby's first picture
He's almost too tall for the scale!
Wiggling out of his swaddling. He likes to be swaddled, but the blankets are almost too small for him...poor little giant!
Ben's first visit with David. Toward the end Ben just wanted to lay by Mom and David. One big happy family (with Dad taking the picture...)
David is here! Rachel had a doctor's appointment on the 8th and scheduled her induction for the 11th, but David must have heard and decided that wasn't soon enough! Contractions started on the evening of the 8th, we got to the hospital at 9 and they decided right away to keep us. David was born at 5:34 a.m. (which is not recommended; not sleeping all night and then having a newborn to look after is very tiring!) The doctor asked how big Benjamin was at birth and when we told him 7'9 the doctor said "Well this one is definately bigger!" David weighed in at 9'5 and 21 3/4 inches long. He is in the 100+ percentile for height. I honestly don't know where I was keeping that much baby, but I feel a lot better-able to maneuver now that David is born. He has dark hair and dark eyes. He is very mellow unless you get between him and his food! The hardest thing he has had to go through since being born (according to him) is a sponge bath. Never mind the shots, heel pokes for blood draws, or how cold he gets. He screamed all through his bath, kicked repeatedly while they were trying to get his footprints taken, and when they tried to measure his head circumference with a paper measuring tape he ripped the tape out of the nurse's hand and tore it in half. He is a strong little boy! He is usually content just to sit in someone's lap and look around. He all ready likes his binki and just like before he was born he gets the hiccups a lot and likes to keep his hands up by his face. He enjoys stretching out his legs, which must have been pretty cramped for the last few months. Benjamin isn't too sure about the new baby yet; every time he sees mom holding the baby Ben gets a sad look on his face and the first time he got near the baby he tried to hit him. I'm sure Ben will learn better how to deal when mom and David are back home and we get into a routine. We are SO HAPPY with David in our family and we can't wait to get to know him better as we spend more time together.