Here is the scoop on the last couple of months:
The remainder of my pregnancy was a little frightening. I had a bleeding scare at 34 weeks and ended up in the hospital for three days. Thankfully, they were able to stop my contractions and keep the baby inside for a few more weeks. I spent the rest of my pregnancy on modified bed rest (A lot of couch time for me. Would you believe I actually got tired of napping. Crazy!)
Thankfully Eli stayed put until he was supposed to and at 38 weeks, I headed into the hospital to be induced. Here's the last picture of Matt and I as a family of two on the way into the hospital.
My labor was fairly quick. I was finally induced around 1:00p and at 6:57p, Eli weighing in at 6lbs 12 oz and rocking out at 19 inches long, made his screaming entrance into the world. (I had prayed and prayed for the chance to hear that adorable scream!)
The nurses got him cleaned up and handed the adorable bundle into my arms. It was love at first sight!
Leaving the hospital with Eli was amazing. Knowing what it was like to leave with empty arms made that moment even more joyous. The days since then have been a whirlwind of trying to figure out this little man and survive on a negligible amount of sleep. Though we have had frustrating moments, we have loved getting to know Eli. He is such a joy...even at 2:00 in the morning. He has become Matt's new favorite photo subject. Here are a few of our favorites:
Many more updated photos to come! For the meantime we are going to delight in every moment we get with Eli. He is such a precious gift!
Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. ~ Psalm 37:4