Sunday, August 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Brendan Christopher!

Brendan Christopher
joined our family on August 18, 2009 via a planned c-section.
(And an unplanned visit to labor and delivery the day before with strong contractions.)
He weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
When they lifted him from my belly, it felt like they were removing a bowling ball.
I could instantly take a deep breath for the first time in months!
(Except I think I waited to breathe until I heard he was healthy and happy.)

The wait in the recovery room seemed to take forever.
I couldn't wait to get him into my arms to snuggle and kiss him.

Megan was excited to meet her new baby brother.

She kept saying, "Awww. He's so cute. Look, he has a nose. Eyes. Ears."

And John was a proud papa too.

Welcome to our family baby boy.

10 comments:

Kristina P. said...

He is so cute and chubby! Congrats!

Sara said...

How adorable Lisa...and you look spectacular after having a c-section! Love you!!

Ruth Dunkman said...

Thanks for sharing, Lisa! Now you can officially take a few days off and sleep & recover. We love you!

Cassie said...

Congratulations!!

Mary said...

Yay! Pictures! I'm so happy for you - hope you're recovering well and not too sleep-deprived. Brendan is absolutely precious!!

Susie said...

Lisa he is adorable! Welcome my new little cousin!

Kati said...

Congratulations! He is adorable!!

Our Family said...

Absolutely Beautiful...God Bless!!

Laura Shivers said...

Beautiful Boy! I am SO happy for all of you!! Please enjoy the moments and get lots of sleep!! Dust bunnies can wait.....

Much Love, Laura and family

Positively Creative! said...

WOW..Congrats!! He is sooo cute and what a chubs..you look great too..glad everything went well..have fun with your littlest man..!!