Ryan Scott was born on Saturday, October 27th at 7:43pm
He was 7 lbs 2 ounces and 20 inches
Here are some of the pictures we took of his first day
Posing with our doctor (there was really bad lighting in the delivery room if you can't tell)
Ryan and mom
Easiest delivery yet... we are going to be good friends.
Proud mom and dad
So nice to be well rested and not go into labor in the middle of the night
Conked out after his bath
We celebrated the delivery with take-out dinner from Mel's Diner in Walnut Creek. I was starving and it was delicious! They gave us a special free chocolate milkshake to celebrate since this is the 2nd time we've enjoyed their food after a delivery. :)
On Friday night my dad arrived to stay with us for the weekend. I teased that now I could relax and have the baby since I knew someone would be around in the house at night if I were to go into labor. All Friday evening I had loads of contractions... I thought they were just braxton hicks ones. I stayed up late chatting with my dad and then slept in on Saturday morning until 9am. I felt amazing and while the kids, Kevin, and my dad went to McDonalds for breakfast, I went for a 40 minute run/walk around our neighborhood. Had more "braxton hicks" contractions and got ready for the day and we went to shoot rockets at a local park with everyone... including Scott and Cat who came over for the day. While at the park I noticed my contractions were getting closer and closer together and more intense. I still was in denial that they were real contractions. We got take out lunch from Chipotle, I made chili and cornbread for the ward trunk r treat, and then I went to the grocery store to get a few things... by that point I realized I was in labor and got some things I needed for the hospital. I called my doctor to double check when to actually go to the hospital. When I got back home I started packing my hospital bag... still thinking maybe the contractions would stop. About 20 minutes later my water broke and the contractions sped up and we got right into the car to go to the hospital. Catie and Andrew were left in great hands with my Dad, Scott, and Cat keeping them happy... and my mom got a flight to come out and arrive that night (she was in Arizona already). When I got to the hospital contractions got more severe, I got my epidural (love that thing, it worked perfectly!) and not long after they said the baby would be coming soon! Kevin and I watched the SF Giants baseball game while we waited for the doctor since I was ready to deliver. The doctor and pediatrician arrived right during the 7th inning stretch of the baseball game and that's when Ryan was born. It took less than 5 minutes. We even got to finish watching the baseball game while everyone cleared out and let us cuddle with the little man. The Giants won and Ryan Vogelsong was the winning pitcher. We already had the name Ryan on our list... but that solidified our name decision. :)
Scott is my favorite brother's name :) so it was the perfect choice for our sweet little guy's middle name. The two of them already had a lot of time to bond today while my brother got to change his first meconium baby diaper.
I am recovering well thanks to all the help from my parents, siblings, and Kevin. It has been so nice to relax at the hospital and nap while Kevin cuddles with the baby and my parents/siblings entertain the kiddos at home. Andrew and Catie are positively delighted about having a new baby brother. I can't wait to take Ryan home soon!
We feel so blessed to have this new little guy in our family! Thanks for all of your love, congratulations, and offers to help! We are blessed with such amazing friends and family!