Monday, June 25, 2007

One week

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I am pretty sure we are parents now. Harrison was one week old on Saturday and already we have experienced so many things like flying poop, leaky pee, and fussy nights. Yet everytime we look at our little man we can't help but think he is perfect.

We went to the doctor's today for Harrison's first check up. Harrison has gained good weight and is now 7 lbs 12 oz. He doesn't need to go back for a month now - which was good to hear. He is in the 50th percentile for weight, 75th for length and 25th for head size.

I am uploading more pictures on my flickr page.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Home Sweet Home

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We are Home! More to come but we need to catch up on some sleep and get everyone adjusted. I have uploaded some more photos on Flickr.

I am working on getting some video off of our video camera of us coming home - stay tuned. Hopefully I will have some more time to share some of our experiences in more detail as well.

Thanks for all the well wishes!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Harrison

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June 16th, 7:30 AM Eastern we welcomed Harrison into the world. It was a crazy night. Liz's water broke at 1:00 AM, thirty minutes after I went to bed and about an hour and half after she did. The pregnancy progressed very quickly and smoothly with Liz doing a great job! We will be in the hospital until Monday morning, we do have a hospital phone number but it might be best to call our cell phones the next few days.

I have posted some pictures on my flickr page from this morning and will continue to post more the next couple of days. I will also try to post some video for everyone to see.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

More Updates

We had an appointment today and not much has happened since last week. After speaking with the doctor we have set a date to induce labor. We are going in on Monday to monitor Liz and her contractions. Tuesday evening we will go into the hospital to start the process and they will induce labor on Wednesday. It wasn't the news we were hoping for but at least we have a few days to see if Mother Nature will do her thing.

Obviously if anything happens in the next few days we will let everyone know but at least we have a path now.

More later.....

Sunday, June 10, 2007

39 Weeks, 6 Days, and Still Waiting

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Apparently young Harrison is pretty comfortable in his mommy! We are still waiting and while we wait we are having our fair share of excitement. We finally caught our furry racoon friend, which Riley has been stalking for months - at one point barking him up the roof in broad daylight!

On Thursday, as we were walking, trying to move Harrison along, our neighbor caught up with us and let us know that part of our tree snapped off in the high winds. So this weekend Dad spent all Saturday and part of Sunday cutting up the fallen part and taking down the rest of the tree (with some help from two very nice neighbors). Unfortunately all the shade on the side of our house is gone, but at least we were able to take care of it before Mom goes into labor.

I have never used a chain saw, so as I am sure Liz will attest to, we are both just happy that I still have all my fingers and toes! It was actually pretty fun pretending to be a lumberjack, though I feel like a small tap on my forehead may crumble my whole body - to say I am sore is a bit of an understatement. I have put some pictures of the tree and the removal process and some more pictures of mommy and her tummy.

I know many of you are anxiously waiting for the phone to ring - we will call soon enough...hopefully!