Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How do I even begin to tell the story of the newest arrival to our family?? Words just cannot do it justice...it would be a 40 page blog post...so instead, I will leave you with a few summarizing details of our past 12 days with the littlest man who completes our family!! The complete birth story and details to come later...

Arrived at hospital on Thursday, May 26th, on time and ready to have this baby...at 12:35 pm, screaming Baby Jack entered this world, weighing in at 7 pounds even and 20.5 inches long! It was love at first sight and literally took our breath away............Big brothers Brody and Wade greeted us just hours later...Wade already smitten and begging to hold and love on baby Jack and the B-man not to sure about Mommy in the hospital bed, with tubes and leg pressure cuffs...very stand offish the first day...

Baby Jack latched right on...slept like a champ and we were all discharged and ready to head home on Saturday morning to our lovong families and anxious big brothers! Once out of the hospital setting...both B and W became almost obsessed with their new little brother. Always asking about him, loving on him, talking about him, kissing him...we are incredibly blessed!!

Jack just fit right in...we did not skip a beat and he was even sleeping 4-6 hour stretches the first few nights at home. Then, all hell broke loose on my end. Ended up with cellulitis on my incision, almost re-admitted back into the hospital...without Jack...(don't even get me started on that one)...and many antibiotics that left me unable to breastfeed...subsequently forcing Jack to be formula fed (only temporarily) and filled with a gassy belly and an over-emotional Momma...

Jack David Harrell is just about as sweet as they come. Loves to snuggle right up under our chins, laying across our chests...lost his cord at 7 days...only cries if something is wrong(well, for now anyways)...loves his paci, despises a dirty diaper and loves to eat. Continuing in Harrell fashion, he developed thrush...a yeast infection in the mouth that both Brody and Wade had around the same time as well...

Finally, a week later, we are almost infection free, loving how adoring B and W are towards Jack, are continually amazed by how much we love another child and how it seems life was not complete before he entered our little world...

Join us on our new journey as we celebrate each and every second of 3 under 3.............

Tons and tons of pics:
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Welcome to our family Jack David Harrell!!!

3 comments:

ali b. said...

Love the stories - love the pics! Good job pretty lady - he's beautiful!!!

Denise said...

How adorable they all are. The older brothers look so happy. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

Monica A. Heimes said...

AMAZING!!! :) You better watch out MOMMA you have three heartbreakers!;)