Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby Boy #4 - Ian Kaas

For some reason, I had it in my head that I wanted to do this birth natural. I have generally been afraid of the epidural since the beginning of time, yet always got one. With this kid, I decided I was really too scared to get the epidural (who knows why) so I better be prepared to do it naturally. Well, let me just tell you... holy crap. That natural business is insane! Popping a baby out really hurts! All those women who do that more than once are AMAZING! I don't think I would ever do that again. It's a painful business birthing babies. He was also "sunnyside up" which I hear makes it worse. It did go fast and my nurse was so so good and the doctor (who I met for the first time as she walked in to deliver my baby) was great. We got to the L&D room around 9pm and homeboy was born at 11:31. He made it on his due date with 29 minutes to spare! I am glad it went fast, because I think I told Adam 100 times that I couldn't do it anymore. He just smiled at me lovingly, I'm sure thinking the whole time "this was your crazy idea!"(mid contraction - Adam helped by taking pictures. It's funny and painful at the same time)
But how cool that McKay got to cut the cord??? He was out in the hall with Dan and Stef so literally minutes after Ian was born, McKay came in, cut the cord, made some funny comments like "he sure looks gross" and then was wisked away while we got cleaned up.

I look like I just gave birth, no? How come I'm not one of those girls that look all composed and pretty after? My hair is what makes it even more awesome. I was soooooo hot and the nurse kept putting wet rags on my head and around my neck (that's not sweat). It makes for great hair. Also, McKay had just had the flu a few days before, hence the mask.

7lbs 14oz, 22 in long. It was amazing that he was packed in my tummy, which never got bigger than 36cm. So weird. I was sure he would be a tiny little lad. Nope.His pinky fingers are a little bent. Pretty cute and/or funny.

Meeting his brothers for the first time... please everyone, go right for the face.

Mason said "I'm done, he smells like mac & cheese."

First family photo. I'm just saying, do you know how hard it is to get all of these boys to look at the camera and smile??? It's even worse when their dad is setting the example!

We sure do love this little boy! We're still figuring out the middle name. You know how we do. It's between two names, both after Adam's uncle who died last December, the week before I found out I was pregnant. We adored him.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Triathlon and other updates.

I am on fire! Three posts in 9 months. Man, look at me go! There was so much I wanted to blog about too. For instance... Adam went sky diving, graduated law school and did a full on Ironman all in the span of one week. That deserves a little something, right? Well I only had pictures of the graduation so that's what you got. I was gonna come back and post about the rest later, but now I'm too lazy. It's sad really, because even his best friend found the time to mention it. So now you will never know about that, or the fun week I spent at my aunt's house while Adam studied for the bar, or the fun summer trips we took or the first day of school for my kids or any other stuff that happened. I'm having a baby in a week, so let's be honest...there will be no catching up. As I tell my kids, you get what you get and you don't throw a fit.

But, let me just tell you what is happening 'round here right now. Baby boy number four is set to join our family any day now. I'm 39 weeks along and we are way excited to hold this tiny dude. 4 boys will just be so great. My kids are ready to hold Baby Ian. Adam is done with all things law school and we are waiting to hear the results of the bar. McKay just did his one and only triathlon for the season on Saturday. He is just so freakin cute about it. He had a solid support crew between my family and the Blairs. I actually have pictures of that, thanks to one J Blair. Check out his awesome form. How awesome is he that he was totally passing kids?! (I love everything about this picture...) Also, my sister is getting married in a few weeks! Her fiance finally made it here from Ghana. Poor girl waited a year, but he seems way worth the wait. He's sure a nice guy. This is him... (he's in the middle, staring at her adoringly)Mason just started 1st grade and Carson starts preschool in a few days. It's weird to have just Carson and me home during the day but it's fun. It will be nice to have just me and baby time a few hours a week once that all happens too. And that's what's happening in my life. Here is a nice pregnant belly pic for the curious.