Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Our little man

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 :)
Proud Papa

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!


Andrea and Casey said...

Congratulations!! He's a cute little guy!

Ryan & Amanda said...

That is great, I'm so glad everything went so well! Congratulations!!

The Askeroth Family said...

He is so adorable! So manly looking already. :) I love your birth story, way to go on the vbac! I'm so happy for you, what a cute little family you have!

Kurt and Whitney said...

I love the "excellent" picture I really laughed out loud! I can't wait to snuggle the little guy,

The Conders said...

Congrats! He is adorable. Kassidy looks so excited!

Matthew and Lindsey said...

Congrats! New babies are so much fun! I am also glad to hear that everything went so well with delivery-it makes the baby process to much easier

Cammee said...

Oh my goodness Robyn, he is soooooo cute! I laughed when I read the caption under the one picture. I was looking at the picture thinking, "I can totally see Robyn in him!", then I read the caption that said you see Kevin in him. Whoever he looks like, he sure is cute!

Tina said...

Congrats! I'm so glad everything went well for you! He is adorable! What a cute little family!

Kent said...

That boy is cute! I love the picture of Kass holding him!

Ry, Shell, Max and #2 coming soon... said...

Congrats, he's adorable, he does look a lot like your husband. That will be so fun for Cassidy to have a little brother.

Megan said...

You guys! He is so precious. I am so happy for you. And what a blessing to have such a great delivery. I know he's had some health problems lately so I hope things are going well and that he is healthy now. Thinking of you!