Tuesday, September 23, 2008

greetings to max!

Roger Maxwell Young has arrived! Thank goodness he was indeed a boy - I don't know how we would have convinced Katie that the baby brother she was expecting was really a baby sister.

I had an appointment with my doctor on Friday morning (9/19). We chatted about scheduling an induction for the next week, but he very confidently said he'd be seeing me over the weekend.

Around 12:30 pm the fun of contractions started. We tested Oma's response time around 2 pm and took a little trip into the hospital - apparently just to check out if things have changed any in the triage room since our last visit there a year and a half ago. The combination of the lovely hospital robe and the magic adjustable bed made the contractions stop almost immediately. Naturally. Katie and Alex enjoyed checking out the equipment in there, and the pizza downstairs in the cafeteria.

Back home we went. The contractions kept cooking all afternoon, and by the evening I really needed a good distraction. Off to the recenter we went! The Carbon Valley Rec Center has a great kiddie pool, with a nice warm lazy river to float around in. Alex even detached himself from my side for a few minutes. Oma came out for a sleepover 'just in case,' which was nice because we decided to give the folks at the hospital another inspection after we hopped out of the pool - I was not hopping as much as the other three members of our clan.

This time we were invited to stay. A special thumbs up to the anesthesiologist, who did a bang up job on the epidural, unlike the guy we had for Alex. A few hours later, and there was little Max, making his appearance just before midnight.

His official stats are:

  • weight: 8 lbs, 10 oz.
  • noggin': 14.25 in
  • length: 20.5 inches
  • handsomeness: +10

The nurses freaked out because I didn't wake him up at night to feed him - have no fear ladies, he's up every 3-4 hours at night now that we're at home.

Katie and Alex are both very loving and excited to have him around - so far so good. Alex likes to giggle and jabber with him and hold his fingers, when he's not trying to poke him in the eyes. Katie likes to hold 'her baby' and is very gentle checking out his cute tiny body. Another great little addition to our family!

Next on the agenda is to figure out when the blessing will be - we will be happy to host anyone who would like to come out, but we also know we are hitting the snow/holiday season, and travel gets tricky.


Jenifuz said...

Congratulations you guys!! He's a cutie and Kat you look great!!!

Tom said...

I know I've said it before, but now everyone can read it: Congratulations. He is a cutie. And I love the pic that focuses on Katie sitting next to you with Max, the one where she's looking at the camera, but without the cheesy "I'm having my picture taken" look.

I'd love to be there for the blessing, but I'm sure you'll forgive me if I can't make that 7,000-mile trip so soon after arriving here. Just keep the pictures coming.

MiaKatia said...

Congratulations!!! He is adorable. It is sweet that the kids are so good with him. Happy birthday Max :)

Mo said...

My lovely and talented Kat! Congratulations! I realize you already know how unbelievably gorgeous your little guy is, but allow me to gush anyway! I am so glad that all went well and that you are adjusting to life back home! I also must second previous comments about you - you look amazing! Just after the birth of your third little one! I wish you and your family every joy and happiness! You certainlhy deserve it. And I will let you know when I'm in town next. I would love to see you and your fabulous brood!


Stephanie F. said...

Congrats! What an angel :)
I love his name, way to go!

Serena Cherry said...

Yea! Hooray! What a little sweetheart! I am so happy for your new addition...pretty darn handsome! Congrats! I love the name Max!

Betty Grace said...

Ah so exciting. What a cute family you have!!

azufelt said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you guys!

Don't you just love the feeling of being an old timer mom... the #3, it's like, "shut up nurses, I've had enough now, you're not going to scare me this time!"

#3 has been good for us, so I'm sure it will be the same for you! What a cutie!