Monday, September 20, 2010

Little Levi Daniel

Yea!!! Little Levi is here safe and sound. We are so excited to welcome little Levi to our growing family. We have been waiting in anticipation for when he would finally make his arrival into this world. We had a few false alarms and I could feel my body growing very tired of still being pregnant. Finally on Sept. 15th I saw my midwife and she scheduled me for an induction the next day because my blood pressures was rising and nothing was going to fix that until our little one arrived.
We got a call from the hospital early the next morning and said that we would have to wait because they were too full and couldn't take me when I had been scheduled. They said to wait and call back in about 4 hours. I called back and it was still busy and had to call back again in 4 more hours. Called again and was still told that they were full and to try back in 4 more hours. Right before I was going to call back they called us and asked us if we could show up at 5 pm that night. Absolutely!!! We arrived at the hospital and got ready. I had fabulous nurses and the best midwife ever. She stayed around and I was induced starting at about 5:30 pm and they broke my water 30 minutes later. I continued to labor and only had really hard labor for about 15- 20 minutes. Eric was wonderful and just when I got to the point of " I really can't do this any more" is when he said that they were turning on the baby warmer and were getting my midwife. She came in and was fabulous. I gave one great big push and out our little guy came.
He was by far our biggest baby so far.
I love looking at him and I am once again taken back by how much more love in in my heart. I am so happy to have him join our family. I can't thank Mom and Dad Stewart enough for sacrificing and coming down to help us with the adjustment from 2 kids to 3. They have been fabulous. What a burden they have lifted by being here to take care of Alex and Sarah for us.
Alex is a fabulous big brother. He is always wanting to hold Levi and will tell me if he is sad and needs something. Sarah is still adjusting to having a little brother, sharing more of my time, and not being the youngest in the family. She still wants to give him loves and touch his tiny hands.
I love our growing family. Thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers. We appreciate them so much.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Our new arrival

Levi Daniel Stewart was born at 8:20PM last night! He's 21 inches long and weighs in at 8 lbs 14.5 oz!! We were surprised given Alex and Sarah were both in the 6 pound range. Mom's doing well, and was in labor for a whole 2.5 hours. He arrived on the first push. We should be coming home tomorrow.