Sunday, October 28, 2012

Welcome Ryan!

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. :)

Quick summary of how things went down this weekend that led to Ryan's arrival...

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!


Ashley said...

What an awesome delivery!!! I love that you got take-out instead of hospital food--why have I never thought of that? Ryan is sooo cute--I love that name too. So happy for you!

Liz said...

Sounds about right that you kept going and going and going until you could no longer deny that you were in labor! You're crazy (in a good way) and I love it!!

I absolutely love that Ryan was on the list and happened to be the winning pitcher's name. Perfect!

He's so cute. All of the pictures are perfect. So glad it all went so smoothly.

Congratulations!! Hugs and lots of love to you all!

Chrissie said...

I love hearing birth stories. I'm glad everything went so well and smoothly. I'm telling you, third time's a charm! :) Can't wait to hold sweet Ryan.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing the sweet pictures of Ryan. He is adorable!!

Can't wait to get to come get acquainted with him!

Kristina you area amazing! Such a neat Mom!

Love to all of you

erin said...

Yay! Glad everything went smoothly! Can't wait to meet him! Hope all is well!

Jules, James, & Ben said...

Yeah. Welcome Ryan. Love the name. He already looks so alert. Glad things went so smoothly for you. Can't wait to meet him.

jocie said...

A huge congratulations to one of my favorite families in the world! Ryan is a handsome little man, and I'm glad things went so smoothly. Love from the East Coast!

SP said...

Congrats! I'm glad it went well. sp

Laura Tanner said...

Congrats! Glad you made it to Googleween before his arrival, even if you didn't make it to actual Halloween. :-)