Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Planets Aligned

I think we’ll be shaking our heads for years about how smoothly everything went with James’ arrival when we were sure so much would go wrong. That boy is living a charmed life so far! I didn’t have to have an amniocentesis, be induced, or have a c-section, I had just the right doctors and *hands down* the best labor and delivery nurse in the world, James ate like a pig right out of my belly, our fabulous friends have taken great care of Scotty, Jeremy ended up missing very little at school, and Jer’s mom will come just in time for Jer to go back to his busy schedule on Monday. Aside from the bruising on James' face and now a bit of jaundice, everything is going smoothly in his short 4 days here, too. We feel very blessed.



Here's James' first tubatub. My favorite is the butt shot.




We came home from the hospital Friday and are happily settling into our 4 person family way of life. What we miss about the hospital: Scotty's secret hide-out, 24 hr room service, our queen-sized memory foam bed, the overnight nursery, the baby tub sink, and our room's massive window with a great view of the early spring green. Since we've been home, Scott has been a big helper: he plays fetch for me while I’m tied down with feedings (Jer does too – I’ve been keeping them both busy!) and he loves to do anything involving baby James. The pictures we've taken since we've been here are all like the ones below: James doing what he does best (sleeping!). He wakes up to eat every 2 1/2 hours or so, then goes right back to sleep. I'm sure he'll wake up someday, but in the meantime we're not complaining. Maybe the magic touch is his "bedroom" -- our closet? Ah, apartment living...


Scotty isn't quite sure what to think of being supplanted (James literally means "the supplanter!), but more often than not he seems to like the added company.
Thanks so much to all our friends and families who have brought us yummy food, flowers, and cute stuff for the baby, watched Scott, visited, emailed, and called. We feel very loved! Having a baby is a great way to get attention!

We’ll post more soon.

9 comments:

Mollerup Madness said...

THANKS for the update Jennie!!! All the pictures are ADORABLE!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, let me know what I can do!!! Your two little boys are adorable!

The Wettstein Family said...

Oh so fun!! The title of your post is perfect. I am still amazed at how well everything worked out for you! I hope all the sleeping baby James is doing is a sign that he's going to a very good baby. Let me know if I can take Scott! Anytime!

Ashley said...

Congratulations on the new arrival. I am so happy for you!!! Also, thanks for giving the info to Allison, you are such a great person!!!

stephschmidt said...

Jennie, I hope you don't mind I'm crashing your blog :) I got the address from the email announcing sweet baby James arrival and had to check up on you. I'm so happy for all of you! Scott and James are both adorable; I'm so glad everyone's doing well!

Nancy said...

Congratulations! I'm glad everything went so well!

Bishop Family said...

Your boys are so sweet! Hope your getting some rest, as much as you can considering. Have fun with them.

Nanette said...

Welcome home from the hospital! You have some cute little boys at your home!

Yorgasons said...

I love James bedroom!! Hey it works right? I hope I will be able to see you guys when we come out!!! I am glad everything went so well and is going so well now!!

SaraH G said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! I'm thrilled to hear all the news. We call it "the universe bends our way" when we are so blessed with things going so so well that we have little or no control over. So glad for your good, good experience with the birth & hospital.
Love the bedroom - looks a lot like what our little one will have soon ;)