Friday, September 18, 2009


Our beautiful children
Anna (9), Joshua (almost 6) and Eric (0)

Wow! It has been a whirlwind these past 7 days.

Eric arrived on September 10 at 9:15 pm.
He weighed exactly 7 lbs and is 18" long.

Here is a photo when Joshua was born in '03
and Anna was 3 years old. I don't have a newborn of Anna
(this was before we had a digital camera).

I did find the youngest photo of Anna on digital.
She is 6 months old.

I went in to see the OB for a routine check-up last week and I wasn't feeling all that great that day. I started vomiting and dry-heaving over Labor Day weekend and continued on through the week. When I went into the OB, I had to stop to do some more dry-heaving before I can be seen. My doctor sent me to the maternity ward for some liquids (3 bags) at about 2:30 pm. 6 o'clock rolled around and the nurse was about to discharge me when she noticed I was having 5 minute contractions. They didn't hurt but they were consistent. As soon as she walked out to notify the docs my contractions started to get good and strong. They weren't painful. Now, this is when everything changes....the nurse came back just in time to see me go into labor! Yes! I went into labor that fast. It was crazy. I never felt anything like it before. I was breathing heavy, my legs automatically pulled themselves up and I was pushing so hard; I couldn't control it. It was amazing! I am so thankful that I was able to experience labor. The nurse ran out so fast to call the doc that he didn't believe I was moving that fast. My doctor walks in and asks, "Whats going on?" I told him we are having a baby tonight. You would think I woman knows her body well enough to know what is going on. The doc checked me out and I dilated to a 1! Then, I had another major didn't hurt...I just felt tightening, my legs moved up and I was pushing really hard...naturally. It was so cool. That is when the doc hurried to open up the OR room to get my c-section started.

We came home Sunday afternoon to return to the hospital on Monday. Eric needed to be admitted for his jaundice. We were able to come home late on Tuesday night. We are recovering well. Baby and I have somewhat of a schedule going. Overall, we're doing great. The family is adjusting to a new cute little brother. You should see my cankles....yuck! Can't wait to have my feet and legs looking normal and getting some sleep!!

We have been blessed with wonderful family and friends helping wherever needed. We really appreciate the prayers, phone calls and especially the awesome dinners! Thank you!

I have been thanking the Lord for a healthy baby and quick recovery and that is what we are doing. We have been blessed in so many ways I can't put into words. All I can say is, "Praise the Lord!"


5intow said...

Congratulations! So good to hear all the details and that things are going well. Praise God for such a sweet little boy!

Praying for continued recovery and adjustment.

shelby1232 said...

He is simply adorable! The first thing I thought of when I saw his pic was wow, he looks just like Joshua.
Can't wait to meet him.

Brittany said...

Aunt Lisa, Uncle Karl, Anna, Josh and baby Eric Hans I cant wait to see you guys! This feels really weird having TWO new little baby boy cousins in three months! It is gonna be sooooo much fun to see how much he has grown by christmas. In the first picture look at the smile on anna ans josh's face i bet they are excited! ;)You are gonna be busy kniting for the baby (i think), or maybe it will just be anna and josh doing it! All you might be doning is sitting back and relaxing! ;) Eric Hans is soo adorable! I bet that school is a little crazy with you taking care of the baby and teaching! Seeing anna and josh's face in that picture makes me think that all they want to do is be involved in Eric Hans's life!

I miss you soo much and i can't wait to see the baby!

Love Brittany

P.S. I CANT WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS to see him(hopefuly before that)!

Kathleen said...

I am so happy to hear your news and I love the photos of him. Enjoy these few precious weeks when he is so small. They are such a gift!! I am so happy for your family. A family of Five!!!