Hello World!

7-23-17Hello everyone! If you have found your way here, then you already know that there has been a new addition to our little family. Two weeks ago today, Andrew made his way into this world and into our lives just a bit ahead of schedule (this Friday was the original due date). After our hospital stay, and a transition to life at home with a newborn, it is about time to start blogging! To get started, you can also view some photos by clicking here.

First, a little housekeeping: Some of you may be familiar with this format if you happen to read the blog of Andrew’s older brother, Benjamin, which can be found by clicking here. For those that are new, you can sign up to get email notifications any time a new post is added about Andrew. Simply click here, and you will be taken to a form that you need to complete. Within minutes, you will receive a confirmation email where you must follow the instructions and click the link within that email to finalize your subscription.

But enough of that, let’s get back to the man of the hour, Andrew! Born 6 lbs. 10 oz, and 20 inches long, Andrew may have been in a rush to get the whole labor process started, but he took his sweet time finishing the journey. After 24 hours in the hospital, and 4 hours of heroic pushing by Mommy, it was determined that Andrew would be coming by c-section. Turns out that was a good decision, as Andrew had managed to wrap the umbilical cord around himself several times, and was still grabbing onto it when they went to pull him out (our doctor called him a subway rider, as he looked like a subway passenger standing and holding onto the handle(.

Despite all of the excitement, Mommy and Andrew came through with flying colors. Grandparents and Andrew’s big brother Ben were on-hand to be some of the first to welcome him. Ben was especially excited to meet his new, little brother. Now, two weeks later, we are all still trying to settle into having this little dude here, on the outside with us! Right now, Andrew’s favorite hobbies are sleeping, passing gas, crying, and getting his days and nights mixed up. Something tells me this list will be growing quickly, so stay tuned.

For now, Mommy and I are still pinching each other to make sure that this isn’t a dream. It’s been a long, winding path to get to this point, and getting to meet Andrew for the first time, face to face, has been a surreal and humbling experience for us both. We are truly blessed, and thank all of our friends, family, and all of the medical professionals who have tarn this journey with us. I look forward to sharing all of the adventures that our new and larger family get into in the coming weeks, months and years. So check back often for new posts, and come along for the ride!

Thanks!

Brian

 

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