Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Drake's first Christmas

Christmas was very exciting for Chris and I this year since we had a new addition to our family. Drake was exactly one week old on Christmas, so even though Chris and I were excited to share our day with him, he had no idea what was going on. We had a lot of fun with our families and each other this year. Chris got some more rock climbing stuff and some things for fly fishing. He is set for his hobbies now, he just has to wait until it gets warm again. While he is waiting though he will be able to go snowboarding because he got some day passes to the Canyons. I had a good Christmas also. I received lots of books and clothes and also a yoga mat and video so I can work on getting into shape now that Drake is out. I hope everyone had as good of a Christmas as we did. Happy New Year!

Drake and I on Christmas Eve.

Drake trying to wake up on Christmas. Can't you see how excited he is?

Chris and Drake with all of Drake's presents from Santa.

We couldn't resist putting Drake in his stocking. Isn't he so cute?
This is Drake after his bath on Christmas. I just thought that it is really cute so I wanted to post it.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Drake is finally here!

Can you believe it? Drake finally decided to be born after growing in my tummy for 40 weeks and 2 days. It was quite a long process, but definitely all worth it. I went into labor Wednesday (12-17-08) at four in the morning. I had a feeling that it would be somewhat of a long labor so we waited around at our house until my water broke at one in the afternoon. Chris and I went into the hospital, got admitted and a couple hours later I was put on pittosin because I wasn't progressing very fast. Fast forward to four in the morning on Thursday (12/18/2008) when I was finally able to push. After an hour of pushing and Drake's heart rate dropping after every contraction the doctors decided to do a C-section. Once they pulled Drake out they knew they made the right decision because of how big he was. Drake Arthur Anderson was born on Thursday December 18th, 2008 at 5:30 am. Exactly one week before Christmas. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces and is 20 inches long.
Me at 40 weeks. I can't believe that Drake fit in there.
Chris and I leaving for the hospital to meet Drake.

Chris is all ready to watch the C-section. Isn't he a stud in his jump suit. I don't know what I would have done without him in the operating room with me.

Drake is a perfect baby! He looks alot like Chris! He is also pretty calm for the most part. He of course wants to keep me up during the night but hopefully we will change that soon. Chris and I are totally amazed by him and the amazing feeling of being parents. We will never forget this last week but are excited to be home and somewhat back to reality. Thanks to everyone who came and kept us company in the hospital. Please feel free to stop by to visit us any time!

We have some more good news to share! Chris got accepted to the Medical School of Wisconsin! We found out the day after Drake was born. It was definitely a good week last week. I am so proud of Chris, he has worked so hard and for so long! We still are hoping to go to school at the U but at least we have a back up now. Chris can also be a little more picky with the interviews he goes to. He doesn't have to go to every interview that is offered to him anymore and that will save us a lot of money! So if all else fails, it looks like we will be off to Milwaukee, Wisconsin next fall.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Just A Little Update

So it looks like I most likely will be going full term with this baby. My due date is December 16th and there are no signs that I will be coming early. My doctor even said there is a chance that I will be going a week over - which puts us into Christmas. That would not be fun. Obviously there is a chance that I will go early but not very likely. Which is fine as long as Drake is healthy.

There isn't really much else to update other than Chris and I moved into my parents basement this past weekend. We loved our place but it was way too small for a baby. My parents basement is bigger than our old house. Anyways, it will be good to be living at home so I can have lots of help with Drake!

Chris has gotten a lot of invitations to go interview for medical school so we are super excited about that. So far he has interviewed at the U and at Easter Virginia. Next week he is going to Virginia Commonwealth and Milwaukee (I am not super excited about these since I will be 39 weeks pregnant and he will be gone, but we have to do what we have to do). He also has an interview in Ohio scheduled for the beginning of January. All these interviews sound promising and hopefully we will get in somewhere!

Well, hopefully my next update will be about having Drake - maybe. Thanks for letting me ramble on.