Everything's backwards and I can't fix it, sorry! Pictures first and then the story is at the bottom :)
Gotta represent for Kevin's school :)
She makes the funniest faces :)
I think he looks a lot like Kevin
The best big sister ever :)
Our first family photo with all four of us.
Arriving at the hospital around 2:00pm
As Kevin so kindly posted earlier, our little guy is here! 11 days early and as cute as a button, Korbin decided he just couldn't wait another minute to be with us, and boy are we glad! Quick story, just as much for my memory benefit as for those of you who actually care :)
I woke up with contractions at 5:30 am Friday morning. After trying to just ignore them most of the morning, and giving Kevin a slight warning that I may be calling him at work, I ended up conceding that this was the real thing at about noon. I called Kevin from work (he had a 30 min drive back home), got all our stuff ready, made Kassidy a lunch and we were off! We dropped Kassidy off at some friends' (thanks Tabish's!) and made the hour drive to our hospital. By the time we checked in, my contractions were 6 minutes apart and I was dilated to a 4-5.
Things moved along pretty quickly (at least I think so) and I dilated about a centimeter an hour. I got an epidural when I was at a 7 because the contractions were pretty darn painful. After that, it was a breeze! Kevin and I rested and watched tv for a couple hours until I was complete. Everything went really smoothly and peacefully. I didn't have to have any help to get Korbin out and he wasn't under any stress. Our little guy was born at 8:23 pm after only 23 minutes of pushing. He was the most beautiful little guy I've ever seen! 6 lbs 13 oz and 19.5 inches, he's just a bitty little guy. I remember thinking, "That wasn't so bad. I could totally have more kids," after the whole delivery. I guess that means it went well. Our prayers were answered because this was a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) for me and it determined how the rest of our deliveries will go.
Korbin is the sweetest little baby and such a joy to have in our family. He has a beautiful head of dark brown hair--something new to us since Kassidy was bald until 2 years old :) He is a little snuggler and a good sleeper, during the day at least. He still has his days and night mixed up. Although I don't mind playing with too much during the night when it's just the two of us.
Kassidy is adjust wonderfully and is the best big sister. She asks to hold Korbin all the time and will hold for an hour if we let her. She gives kisses and says, "Aw, he's so cute!" as she holds his little hand. I think they're going to be the best of friends.
We've been very blessed by our friends and family and ward members and have been very well taken care of by everyone. We can't wait for all our family to meet him!