Thursday, December 18, 2008

Grant Royal Rogers

Grant is here! We are so happy and excited to have our little boy with us! I'm sorry it has taken me two weeks to post about this, but due to some postpartum complications I have slowly been coming back to real life. Kudos to women that have there babies and post the next day, sometimes even while they are in the hospital. Please don't feel like you have to read all the boring details, you're more than welcome to just scroll down to the pictures!

On Tuesday Dec. 2nd we headed down to Sharp Mary Birch at 11:30 for a 1:30 c-section. I was so nervous, but Will had given me a blessing and I was doing my best to remain calm and remember that unlike other surgeries I've had this one ended with a wonderful reward. :) After all the pre-op they took me into the operating room and much to my dismay would not let Will be with me while I had the spinal. After they had me all numbed up they brought Will in and started the procedure. I was really drugged up, but next thing I knew at 2:05pm I heard this little scream and the doctor say, "We made the right decision to do a c-section". Then Will and the baby headed off to the nursery while they finished with me. When they brought me into recovery Will was waiting with the baby and informed me that he weighed 10 lbs 15.8 ounces ie. 11 POUNDS!!!! I couldn't believe it! I thought he was lying. But he wasn't and took a picture of the scale to prove it. He was 21 inches long and his head was 15 centimeters. I had given birth to a three month old newborn :) As I was leaving recovery I saw all these other babies and they were about half the size of Grant!

After 3 days in the hospital we headed home! I have to say that I have a perfect baby :) I'm sure every mother feels this way, so I'm just joining the ranks. He sleeps all the time and when he is awake he is perfectly content to sit in his bouncer and look around. He only cries if he is hungry or needs his diaper changed. He's sleeping about 4 to 4 and half hour stretches through the night, so I get a decent amount of sleep. (Naps are still a wonderful thing though) We are starting to get into a routine and get this nursing thing down. I'm really glad that the first two weeks are over for sooooo many reasons, but part of me is so sad because I'm realizing just how fast time does go. People tell you that, but you don't really know what they are talking about until you experience it. I think Heavenly Father blessed me with such a good baby because I don't think I could have handled a fussy baby on top of the postpartum stuff I had going on. Anyway, we are healthy and happy and I'm totally in love with this little guy. So is Will. We have a hard time setting him down and sometimes I just sit and stare at him for hours! I'm sure it will pass, but for now I'm just soaking it all in! Enjoy the pictures!

Not even an hour old.

The doctor that delivered Grant

The Proof!

His first smile at 2 days old

A bigger smile!

Sleeping just like mommy does (maybe I shouldn't admit that)

This is his "I'M HUNGRY!!!" face

Sleepy Boy :)

Wide Awake

My absolute favorite picture of him!!!

Oh and I almost forgot! My dad guessed his weight right on with 10 lbs 15 ounces! Also my good friend Rachel got close with 11 lbs 2 ounces and my cousin Christina 11 lbs 3 ounces. Thanks for playing! It made it so much more fun!


RaCh said...

what a handsome little man! And you, you're SUPER WOMAN! Way to go! I'm so happy for you guys! Enjoy your sweet baby, your greatest Christmas gift.

Christina Marie said...

I'm so happy for you guys! I am so happy I got to see and hold him! He's adorable! Congrats again! I love you guys!

Rachael said...

Things will get better, remember what you have. Babies are too precious. He is adorable and a ya you gave birth to a 3 month old. My goodness!!! By the time we see him he will be much bigger. Send our love to all the family. Miss you Love you all.
Merry Christmas

Ivy said...

He is so beautiful! How wonderful, I'm glad things are settling down for you guys. Enjoy every moment. I always spend the first few months just holding and staring at my babies, it goes so fast and there is nothing more important that needs to be done than just that. Honestly, just hold him and stare away! Congratulations! By the way, 11 pounds is huge, Violet is 10 months and only 16 pounds, but she's very petite, so good job carrying him all that time and making him so fat and healthy! I can't even imagine... even my twins combined were only almost 9 pounds! Really, good job!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all. He is gorgeous! Love Aunt Nola

Shawn and Tori said...

He is so adorable Lahren! Congratulations and goof luck on the new mommy stuff. Everyone I talk to says the first month is horrible- which is the perfect thing to say to an expectant first time mom!

Ceri said...

This is Ceri. Sorry I was blog stalking and I found yours! Grant is adorable! Congratulations! We have a blog too if you ever want to check it out, it is I hope you don't mind me taking a peek!:)

Julia said...

Lahren! You commented on my blog! I didn't know you even knew it was there!! LOL Yeah, I've thought of what you said. And the only one that even asked was Beth. But I've been thinking of things and I want to do what Father in Heaven would be pleased with, so it's cap sleeves! I need to go shopping and find the right shirt to go with the dress. Thanks for the input. And please write on your blog more so I can comment more! lol

Kristin said...

Hi. My name's Kristin, I knew Will from the high desert. Congratulations on the baby. He is so adorable!!! Please tell Will hello for me!