Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Welcome Tucker Owen

We were blessed with the most handsome and perfect baby boy on Thursday April 1, 2010. Weighing in at 6 pounds 11 ounces, 20 1/4 inches long, lots of dark hair, and all fingers and toes. Tucker is such a cute baby. He finally decided to pay attention to me, and realize that Mommy was done. I was beginning to think he was a very stubborn child. But, he pulled through. He was born less than an hour after arriving at the Hospital. I know a little more about my delivery. My mom had me in the elevator on the way up to the labor and delivery, and when I got into the hospital, I told them, I need a wheelchair. I was ready to have this baby. Spencer is the best coach. He is so patient with me while I am having a tough time with the pain. He comforted me and kept me focused. Now, yes, I had planned to have this baby without any drugs, because I hated the epidural I had with Kayla. It was funny when the nurse asked me if I wanted an epidural, I said no, and she said, good, because you are dilated to an 8, and it's too late.

After he was born, he was laid on my chest, which I love. I was just so glad to have a beautiful baby after so much time and effort. He is so handsome. He seems more petite like his sister, but time will tell if he is a tank like his brother.

We had a rough start at home. He was up all night screaming Sunday night. I was nervous I was going to have a difficult baby. But, we found out he wasn't getting enough to eat. After getting that taken care of, he has been a very mellow and sweet baby.

He had to have his billirubin checked on Monday, and we found out his weight was down to 6 pounds. He wasn't getting enough food, so I had to supplement with formula. So now, I have a baby that doesn't want anything to do with nursing. We got a call from the Dr.'s office on Tuesday, because his billirubin was too high, so they wanted to test him again. Don't worry, his test was much better, and he was back up to 6 pounds 10 1/2 ounces. In a day and a half he gained 10 1/2 ounces!!! what an eater. He wakes up twice a night to eat, and I can handle that. He is such a great baby!

Kayla and Nathaniel absolutely love their new brother. They want to hold him all the time, and They are so sweet with him.

Pictures will come soon, my camera is having issues right now.


Aubrey said...

Yay! Congrats! Can't wait to see him!

*Aliese* said...

Aw, congrats Stacy!!! I'm so happy for you. :) The quickness of your labor and delivery shocks me. I bet it makes it more bearable though!

BECKY said...

YAY!!! I hope he takes an interest in nursing super soon. Much love.

Raylyn said...

Congrats!! You are a super mom:)

Stacy Carroll said...

Now Kalianna has a birthday buddy. Yay! I love the name Tucker! Super cute! Can't wait to see him!

Heather said...

I am so excited for you guys. I heard that you stopped into work the other day with the whole family before I got there. I'm sad I missed out seeing Tucker. I guess hopefully you will have pictures of him soon!