Friday, December 18, 2009

Congratulations... It's Ben!

Well, it has been a busy few months.
Obviously I have not been busy blogging.
But I have good reason: I have been preparing for the arrival of new family member.



On Dec. 16, 2009 at 1:02 p.m. we welcomed our sweet little Benjamin into the family.
Ben was a whopping 10 pounds, 2 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches long.
He arrived in the world with a hearty holler and a full head of hair.
Mom and dad have been having fun getting to know Ben these past couple days.
We are still in the hospital, but hope to be home in a day or two.

For anyone who has been looking for pictures on Facebook, I tried to post there, but the hospital's free wi-fi does not include access to Facebook for some reason.

As for me, I am doing OK. Since the baby was so big there was a little extra effort needed in the c-section to get him out of there. So I am sore and bruised, but improving.

After a day and a half of bed rest I am now able to get up and walk around the hall, pushing Ben in his bassinet. We look like a sad case, but it is helping to be up and moving a few times a day.

Dad has been a great help with the diapers since I have been useless in that area. I am not even allowed to pick Ben up yet. I have to have people bring him to me.

We are all rooming in together in one very small room that is jammed with my bed, a roll-away torture bed for Dad and Ben's little bassinet. Not to mention all the various chairs, IV stands and our junk from home.

We have happily welcomed family and friends to visit in between feedings, naps, all the various poking and prodding.

I will try to post more photos later here and on Facebook once we are home, but no promises on when since we might be just a little busy getting acquainted with sweet Ben.

Thank you all for the congratulations and good wishes. It is nice to have so many people thinking good thoughts for us as we start this new adventure.

9 comments:

Colleen said...

Congratulations, Jill!

Anonymous said...

Hi - Congratulations from Val in Yucca Valley. Ben looks like he is "all finished". He is beautiful! Enjoy him and Merry Christmas.

Ginger said...

Hi Jill!
Major congratulations to you and your new family! How exciting. Thanks for the email. Yes, I'm one of those hold outs re Facebook, so it was great to hear the good news. What a beautiful baby with his beautiful mother!
Take care,
Pat H.

Jacque Jo said...

He's beautiful, Jill! Congratulations to you, Nick and little Benjamin. :) I'm so happy for your new family! Much, much love and happiness to you.

Andrea said...

Congratulations, mama Jill and papa Nick, on your beautiful bouncing baby boy. Look at that hair! What a wonderful way to end the year and start a family. Best wishes to you and baby Ben.

My Persian Kitchen said...

Congratulations!!! Ben is so cute. Happy Holidays to you guys as well! :)

Sona said...

Yay! What a pretty baby! And what a wonderful Christmas present!

You chose a great name. If I had had a boy, I wanted to name him Ben!

So Cal Peeper said...

Wow, what a sweetheart. Congratulations!

Sheri said...

I was just hitting "next blog" on blogger and saw some pictures of your beautiful baby...congratulations! I hope you heal quickly!