Sunday, January 18, 2009

Here's our man all spread out. He hates sleeping with his hands bundled up.

After another bath.

His first tummy time. He was stuck in this position for a while, but finally managed to roll his head over.

Hanging out with mama.

He grunts in his sleep with every breath.

I couldn't resist taking this photo.

His chin resting on his chubby chest.

A better shot of his chin and chubby chest. Excuse the red eye, and he's not holding a bear- that's my arm.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Grandmas came to visit and help out. It was very much appreciated.

Grandma Cooper

Grandma CC

Another family pic

Bath time

Cute mama and boy

Juggling two important things in life and winning at both.

Dad Mom


Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome, Minisirs

January 3rd was a big day for Rachel. Actually, Jan 2 and 3 were big days. It started Friday at 12:30 in the afternoon when Rach had a Non-Stress Test appointment. We went to Utah Valley Hospital and Rachel was hooked up to a monitor to see how our baby was doing with contractions. It turned out his heart rate would go down after a contraction, and we wanted the opposite. They asked if we wanted to deliver there, and we were like "No Way!" so the nurse sent us directly to Orem Community Hospital. She was put on another monitor in a huge delivery/recovery room, and we were getting excited. Our baby would do alright with some contractions and bad with others, so the monitoring continued for hours (at least we were able to see the Sugar Bowl, go Utes). Around 4:00 AM Saturday morning Rachel started having painful, painful back labor. The people finally decided to give her an epidural and around 4:30 it started to kick in and Rachel finally was able to fully relax. She went from a 1 to a 4 in a matter of minutes, and the nurses decided to give her Pitocin to give bigger contractions. Well, right when Rachel started to fall asleep the nurse came in and said the baby's heart rate was getting worse with the bigger contractions and she called the doctor in to consult. It was determined a C-section was the best option. She was prepped for it, and at 6:45 AM our little man came out of her stomach! Rachel is getting better with pain meds and rest. She's up and walking a little now, and our little boy is the greatest. He weighed 9 lbs and was 20.5 inches long. He gets cuter by the minute. It took us a few days, but we finally named him Gavin Jordan Brown. It was almost Gavin Hayden, but then I explained to Rachel about both those names, wink, wink. Enjoy the photos and little movie clip- who knows when we'll blog next.
Rachel all excited

Five minutes out of mama's stomach

First bath

Ahh...all clean

Mug shot


Loopy Mama

Me and my boy

Family pic