Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Four generations of Andersen men

 Our attempt at a family photo

Proud grandparents

The Andersen Family

Thursday, June 16, 2011

We're Home!

Home sweet home

Trying out his crib

Halley & Hudson think they have a visitor :)

Does it get any sweeter?

His 1st swing ride

1st tummy time...not a fan of this little game!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Reid's Friends

These are some of Reid's friends who came to the hospital to visit him.  Mommy forgot to get photos of Kat, Allen Z., and BrandyLee though...sorry guys!






Jeff (he made a house call)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Welcome Reid Louis Andersen!

Jeff and I welcomed our precious little boy to the world at Baylor University Medical Center on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 4:59am weighing in at 7 lbs 6 oz and stretching 20 1/4" long.

Just a few minutes old

Meeting the family!

Daddy bought Reid a cupcake for his BIRTHday

"This parenting thing isn't so bad"

Mommy & Daddy dressing me for our trip home

They're actually letting us take him home!
Now what?

1st car ride...going home!

Our world is about to change forever....

I woke up yesterday morning around 3:30 with contractions that would end up lasting the entire day.  I was convinced they were only Braxton Hicks, so I got up, showered, worked in the office, met my boss out for lunch at Chick-fil-A, & visited Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas before making my way home for the day.  Jeff got home from work, and we had dinner as usual.  We both tried to go to bed around 10:00pm, but unfortunately my contractions weren’t allowing me to get comfortable in bed.  I migrated to the rocker in the nursery and then to the couch in the den.  Up until now, standing up was the only way I could get relief from the contractions.  My last idea was to sit on the hard floor in the den, and that very well may be one of the BEST ideas I’ve ever had in my 34 years.  Shortly after making this ever important decision to sit on the floor (as opposed to any of our furniture), my water officially broke at 12:20am (and I don't mean officially BROKE).  We were on the road to Baylor by 12:30am and checked in by 1:00am.  I was dilated to a 5 upon check in, so they proceeded to insert the IV and order the beloved epidural.  After all that was complete, I was checked again, and I had progressed to a 7!  We were moving right along.  The time after that was somewhat of a blur, but Jeff tells me I started pushing at 4:30am, and Reid graced us with his amazing presence at 4:59am (although we still didn’t have a name for the little guy at this point).  Let the fun begin!