Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hanging out with Sissy

I hate it when they don't tell you when they're going to take the picture so that you can get ready!

Mykel's hair all fixed!

His sweet little fist

Mykel (2 days old)

All ready to go

Here's Mykel just laying back and relaxing!!! We could just take pictures of him all day long! Some of you can relate I'm sure!!! He'll have hundreds of pictures before he turn a year old!!!

Such pretty eyes!

Bath Time!

Giving the baby his first bath is always sweet and sad at the same time...the sweet part is getting to smell that wonderful, clean baby smell when they're finished and the sad part is how terribly cold and upset they get.

The poor thing doesn't know what's about to happen...btw, I wore this same t-shirt when I was a baby...it's 21 years old!

Sucking on his sweet little fist

Awww...doesn't this picture make you want to cry? His poor little lips are quivering!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A little story...

Just wanted to give you a little idea of what happened on the 21st/22nd of January! I take mom to the doctor for just a regular appt. and for an ultrasound. We arrived at the hospital at 1:45 p.m. on the 21st. They had been concerned that the baby was breeched the day before and wanted to just make sure one way or the other. Once they checked her and indeed confirmed she was defiantly breeched, they were trying to figure out to either go and ahead and induce or try a c-section or what. The ultrasound tech. brought in the doctor and he thought he could try to flip the baby. He DID!!! It was the most amazing thing to watch. You could actually see the baby go into the normal position he should be in. Once that was done...the doc said you can't lie down in anyway or he will go back and you are 3cmm already and they decided to induce right away. And on a side note here...this was not at all planned...no one was packed, Dad was at work, the car seat was still in the box...and so on. But they went ahead and started the whole process. It was really cool to be there and helping out and being her support person. Now it's about 4:30 at this point.

We get into the room and she started on her potocin. Dad gets there about 6:00 pm. and Dad's Mom and Dad show up at around 7:00pm. Mom's hoping things will start to progress fast and we'll have a baby by 10:00 pm. Well...things didn't go quite as fast and I think by that time she was around 5 cmm and they gave her the epideral. 10:00 passed as did 11:00. Contractions are coming a little closer now and she can fell them a little more too.

The nurse checks her at about 12:00am. and says she is at about 9 cmm and the cervix was just about thru and if she pushed she would be almost done. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do at this point so I just stayed next to Mom and told her when her next contraction was coming. The nurse was holding her leg and called the doc in and said if he didn't hurry, he'd miss it! I didn't know if I should stay in the room or leave so I asked if Mom wanted me behind the curtain and she said I could just stand behind the bed. Ok...no problem I can do that...haha...the next second the nurse is like, "Can you hold this leg for me?" So, that's what I did and I couldn't really leave after that. I didn't know what to look at...didn't want to look Mom in her face...it had pain written all over it...she'd make me cry...so I just looked at the screen and again just told her when the next contractions were coming. When all of a sudden the nurse was like, "Wow, look at all that hair!" and I look down and his head is coming out. He just about flew out of there! Mom said she really didn't even push. It was the easiest one so far!

It was the most awesome thing to witness and was so wonderful to see him so soon. I'm normally at home babysitting! I sorta just watched over him while the nurse checked him out and Dad watched over Mom. I felt so much love for him and after just meeting him for a couple minutes, was head over heels.

Hosptial pics

His little boo-boo lip!!!

He looks sooo precious here

First picture out in the new world

A few more from the hosptial

Ready to go home!

I just love this picture!

Me and my newest sibling!!! I love him so much!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thomas Mykel Couch

Here is the newest addition to our family. Born at 12:27a.m. and weighing in at 7 lbs. and 12 oz. and measuring 20 1/4 inches long. He is so sweet and beautiful! Perfect little guy you ever saw!!!! More pictures to come later!!!!

P.S. His middle name is pronounced Micheal