Sunday, October 25, 2009

3 weeks

Tegan is doing great! He is getting better at sleeping for long stretches at night which has a direct impact on how much energy I have throughout the day. The house was starting to look like a tornado had passed through, but the past couple days he has been sleeping really well, and I have been able to finally get some things done! We have just started putting him down for naps in his crib. He cried about 15 minutes the first time, 10 min the second time, and today I just put him down, and no crying! If that continues that will be SO nice! We love having him in our home, but I can't wait til he is a little older and I feel comfortable taking him out to run errands with me! I wouldn't be nearly as paranoid if it weren't for the swine flu.
Stretching out after eating. He is SO relaxed after he gets a meal :)This was his first bath. By the look on his face he didn't quite know what to think of it, but we have realized now how much he LOVES the water!
Tarryn came over with her daughter Brynlee. It was fun for them to finally meet!Whitney came all the way from Idaho to visit! She even got him the cutest clip-on church tie! Thanks Whit!Spending time with Dad...

Friday, October 9, 2009

1 week old

So Tegan is a week old, and I now understand what new moms go through with all the picture taking! I will try to keep the pictures to a minimum, but here are some I could not resist...
Mike and I love this little guy SO MUCH!






Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Baby Tegan

Tegan James Justice
born Oct 2nd 9:07pm
9 lbs
21 inches

Our sweet boy is here! I was so happy he came 10 days early on his own. I had a Dr. appt on Wed Sept 30th where I was 3cm and 80% effaced. I asked the Dr. to strip my membranes to help speed up the process. Thursday was pretty uneventful. Then Friday morning at 4am I had my first "real" contraction where I experienced some lower back pain. Intermittently throughout the day I was having these contractions. It wasn't until about 3pm where they started hurting pretty badly. I began timing them: 10 min, 8 min, 5 min, 5 min. After that and some serious pain, I ran down the stairs to Mike and said, "It's time to go!" I was a little scared cuz I wasn't quite expecting it to happen so soon! So we got to the hospital where I was having seriuos contractions. They admitted me right away. I was 4cm and 90%. The contractions were getting stronger quickly! I don't know how anyone could deliver without anesthetics. Luckily once I got the epidural it was bliss!.. Well until I had to start pushing that is. After about 1 1/2 hours of pushing, our little Tegan (sounds like Teegan) entered the world! It was funny because when the Dr. first got there she said it looked like the baby would be 7 lbs even or in the high 6's. When Tegan came out 9lbs she was shocked! The nurses all said he had huge hands!
It has been such a blast so far with him. He is a great eater, and so fun to just look at. :) We love him more every day.
Mike is a great dad already, and so helpful. My mom is wonderful also! I am so lucky to have such great people in my life, including Tegan. I just think of all of the things that can go wrong with pregnancy and delivery, and Mike and I feel so blessed to have this sweet spirit with us.