Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SLEEP.... what is that?

Sleep... I think I forgot how :) Little Link has decided he doesn't like to sleep. Any helpful hints to get the little guy to sleep better at night? He usually wakes up every 2 hours, if we could get that to every 4-5 that would be FANTASTIC :)

Well.. life has been super fun now that Linkin is here. I LOVE LOVE LOVE being able to spend so much time with my little man! I can't believe he is almost a month old. The idea of going back to work gives me anxiety but I am just going to enjoy every second I have with him now.

Little Link is getting so big. I can't believe how much he has changed in 3.5 weeks!! I just can't get enough of him :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

He is here!!!

Linkin Jeffrey Shaw

Born: July 3rd
2:49 pm
7lbs 13 Ounces
20" Long

JJ and I are so excited to welcome Linkin into the world. I am so happy to have him here safe and sound and I really can't believe he is finally here. I really thought the day would never come. JJ and I went to the hospital at 3:00 in the morning on the 2nd. I had been having contractions for days but they were finally consistent enough to go in. Well the great news was I was having contractions the only problem was I didn't want to dilate. The nurse had us walk the halls of the hospital for a while and when they checked me again they decided to send me home....DANG IT!

JJ and I walked in the house around 7:00 in the morning and crashed. I spend the rest of the day having the same contractions with no progression. I really though this little guy was never going to get here. Well..... at about 1:30 the morning of the 3rd my water broke! I whispered to JJ "Jage" and he jumped out of bed like the house was on fire. We packed the car up yet again and went on our way to the hospital.

For the most part my labor went very well. We had one scare with a 7 min. long contraction.... 7 min. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! Linkin's heart rate dropped dramatically and they gave me a shot to stop contractions all together. This made my whole body shake. It scared the crap out of JJ and I but after that things went smooth and at 2:49 pm we welcomed Linkin into the world. I though he was going to go home as a John Doe but we finally decided on a name as we were being released form the hospital on the 5th. Thats right, I got to bring my beautiful baby boy home on my Birthday day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

Being a home is the best thing in the world. Aside from the little guy refusing to breast feed we are doing great! He is the most perfect thing in the world and I can't imagine life without him. It has been so fun to see JJ be a dad. He is such an amazing person and I love him beyond words. Here are some pictures of the little guy.

My two boys in the hospital, GOSH I'M LUCKY!!

Day 7: I can't believe how much he has changed already.