Friday, June 5, 2009

WELCOME HOME!

Anderson Lee Fowler
On June 1, 2009 we welcomed Anderson Lee Fowler into our little family. He was born at 1:10 PM. He weighed 9lbs. 5oz. and is 21 inches long.

After having to wait a little while to go in for my c-section everything proceeded very quickly. As I was wheeled in one of the first questions I was asked is if the music bothered me. Of course I answered No! So I am laying there going under the knife listening to the music and my doctor sing along to Nickleback. My thought was I like the choice of music and if he is singing all is well. I have to say that my anesthesia nurse was awesome!! Curtis told me everything that was happening and all that I would be feeling about 15 seconds before it happened. I could of gave him a hug.
Steve was able to be in the operating room with me and watch Anderson being born. I was so grateful to see him walk in & sit with me. There is nothing like the feeling of laying there waiting for your baby to be born. It seemed like I waited for forever to hear him cry. Steve said they had a heck of a time getting him out. They even had to use suction to get his head out. I do remember my doctor saying there's one shoulder. The first thing Steve said was "Oh my god he looks like me!" My comment being isn't that a good thing. After Anderson was handed to the nurses her first comment was how big his feet were. Something that his father did not want to hear. Steve & Anderson then headed off to the nursery to get weighed & measured. The nurse thought he weighed more than he did because he was so solid. No one could believe how long his toes and fingers are. It must of been awhile since they had a nine pound baby because everyone referred to him as the big baby.
Sydney came by and visited with her Grandma on Tuesday. At first, she was a little shy. She quickly warmed up to him and asked to hold him. Then we noticed she was gently bouncing him. It was too funny. She did confess to each of us separately that she did like him. Thank goodness!!
We also had visits from Grandpa, Barb, cousin Chris & Aunt Pat. We are very thankful for everyone that came to see us. And for Mom for keeping Sydney.

Steve & I can only say good things about our experience at the hospital. Everyone was super nice & very helpful. As we head home to make new memories and have some sleepless nights. We are very excited to start this adventure as a family of four.

3 comments:

Fran said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!

Nate said...

He looks like he is right at home!!!! Congratulations again!!!

Mandy said...

Congratulations! I'm glad everything went smoothly and you have a beautiful baby boy! Oh, and that Syd is actually going to let you keep him! :)