Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Henry is 2 weeks old!

Our little one is growing! We (Judy, Henry, and I) went to the doctor yesterday for his 2 weeks checkup. He weighs a whole 7 pounds, grew an inch longer, and grew 1/2 inch in his head! He also had to have the PKU test done again and get his Hep B shot. HE DIDN'T EVEN CRY!!! He just kind of moaned an uncomfortable moan, like he just didn't appreciate the nurse bothering his sound slumber. We are so proud! Then we went to Jared's work so that Henry could be shown off a bit! It was a big day!

Things are going really well. He sleeps well and is really content with everything. He is such a blessing! We've had a lot of help, though. My mom left last Wednesday and Judy came the same day. She leaves this Saturday! What will we do?! My friend Shannon, from MS, will be here next in mid October.

Here are some pics of his second week of life...

Sweet dreams!

I love my Nana!

So much hard work...

I love my moses basket with the black and white colors! Looking all around made me pooped!

I love my Grammy!

This presidential debate is too hard for me!

Aunt Lauren and Uncle Justin came for dinner and a Bulldawgs football game!

Daddy, don't you want to wake up and play with me?

My first bath in my big boy bath tub...Thanks Tiffany, Chad, and Greyson!

It's so cold out here!!!!

I like alligators! They keep me warm!

I guess a bath isn't so bad after all!

Let's go to the doctor! Don't I look handsome?!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

1st week of life for little Henry

Hi everyone time is short, so I'll just post some pics with captions today. Please know that things are going well with our little guy. We are incredibly blessed by this miracle and thank God daily for his life. Please continue to pray for our family during this transition, but, more importantly, that he will accept Christ at an early age and glorify God with his life.

I had to show this one. This is Dr. Eisenberg checking on Henry. I cry every time I see this pic. Just look at Dr. E's facial expression. I LOVE him!


Such a tough life!

Playing with daddy!

Praying already? Meditating?

Let's talk...

I like my swing!

This thumb is FANTASTIC!!!

Sister and brother. Rahab loves her baby brother and protects him!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

He's here, Henry's here!!!!

So, I will not go into incredible detail, but Henry's birth process was LONG! Thankfully, the actually delivery was only 24 minutes and 5 pushes!!!! We entered the hospital Sunday night at 10:00 in order to get the process started...You know there has to be a funny story or it just wouldn't be me. We get there and my sweet nurse is explaining to me that I needed to get undressed and wear the gown provided. Should be no big deal, right? Well, I noticed that it had sticky tape goo on it when I went to put it on, so I wanted to request another. I thought I pressed the nurse call button, as I'm standing naked in the bathroom. Apparently I hit the emergency button and 4 nurses burst through the doors to see what the emergency is. Yes, I'm standing there naked! Welcome to motherhood! Needless to say I got a new gown and the nurses got a good laugh! On with the story...I labored all night and all day the next day, and our bundle of joy arrived at 5:24 pm at 6 lbs. 12 oz and 20 in. long. My dr., per usual, was amazing, and we had a fantastic nurse named Julie that did an incredible job to make sure we could have a safe delivery. My sweet friend, Andrea, was there, and we don't know what we would have done without her. We are home now, as of 8:00pm last night, and things are going well. Here are some pics of the last few days!

Sunday night when we got to the hospital...puffy face for sure!!!!

Proud daddy! Look at those tears!
First Verwiel family photo
Let's go home, mama and daddy!
We're off to our first doctor's visit!

At the doctor. Daddy, what will he do?!

So sweet!!!!

I have more pics, but I just wanted to wet your appetite. My mom, Nana, will be arriving tonight at 8:00!!! We are so excited she is coming...Next, is Judy!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Today is the day!

Well here we are!  We have been in the hospital since last night at 10, and we are under great care.  Henry is expected to arrive in the afternoon !  Rahab is waiting patiently at the Leary's.  I hope she's enjoying her little spend the night party.  

This weekend was lots of fun.  We finally got the chair for Henry's room and hung the letters up of  his name.  Everything's ready...we think!   We have pictures of his room and of us, but we can't upload them here.  We are so excited for today.  Praise the Lord that we are here and healthy.  Please pray that things will continue that way.  If you would, leave a comment.  I've been wondering who knows about our little family.  

Sunday, September 7, 2008

1 week away!

Our bag is packed, car seat is in the car, and I've sent the email to Andrea of everyone's email addresses so she can let everyone know when things start happening...SHOUT OUT TO ANDREA! She has been a life-saver throughout this pregnancy. I've asked countless questions!!!
You can tell by the picture that I've dropped significantly. Henry's in position and we are just waiting. I'm happy to wait. Most women I've talked to by this time are like, "Get this baby out!" I'm enjoying it for the most part and just waiting to for him to come when he's supposed to...In my mind he can come starting next Thursday, but not before! Just because of my mom and Judy coming when they are. Their planes are already booked, so I'd like things to be as close to Sept. 15 as possible!!! Please pray for a quick and easy delivery and a healthy baby!

Also, thank you for all of the comments and suggestions for Tiffany and Chad for baby Greyson!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Prayer Request

One of my dearest friends in the world had a baby 3 weeks ago. You can check her blog - Andersons- on the right. Anyway, they learned last week that Greyson has colic AND reflux. Today was the first day I've talked to her in quite some time (we used to talk daily or every other day). Anyway, I can just hear the exhaustion in her voice and the sheer desperation with the situation. She and her husband are not getting any sleep, and Greyson cannot be soothed. I'm asking on her behalf for prayers for this sweet family. Chad and Tiffany are wonderful parents and just need a break. Little Greyson needs his tummy to be soothed. Please pray whatever is put on your heart for this couple (patience, rest, calming of fears, etc.) They have an appointment with the dr. and lactation consultant tomorrow, so hopefully they will get some help and answers.

If any of you have suggestions for colic or reflux, please leave a comment on our blog or hers if you visit her site. Any help will be much appreciated.