Saturday, November 8, 2008

Austin Robert Lawrence

Sorry I've been gone again, but lots has happened.  October was full of Halloween fun and we loved it!  Unfortunately Halloween day Ty woke up from his nap with a horrible cold.  A cough, a runny nose, the whole 9.  Needless to say the night was not as full of trick-or-treating as we had planned but the boys did get a few houses in and then had a big night sleep.  The rest of the weekend was centered around making sure Ty was okay and had plenty of rest.  Tanner of course followed suit, not nearly as bad but he sure went from a 10 to about a 4 and they moved at about half speed for a few days.  Then Tuesday morning started our big day we had been waiting for for 9 months.  It was 6 am and I was getting ready for my weekly networking meeting when I felt a cramp that was a little stronger than anything I had felt up to that point.  I didn't want to make a big deal about it because you just never know, but as I sat there and felt that same pain in about 5 min. intervals I thought I might mention to Eric to get the kids dressed just in case.  He got right on that, and by the time he was done I suggested he get in the shower and we should probably go to the hospital.  I finished drying my hair and we were off.  We got to the hospital at 7 and they had me check in and then just left me there for about a half hour to make sure I was really in labor.  I know they have to do this, but the whole time I was thinking, if they don't get me my epidural soon, I am going to have the baby o-natural like I did with Ty and that was so not okay with me.  Finally they check and said, "oh yep, you'll be staying with us." Duh!  Into my room I went and I luckily got that wonderful drug at about 9:00.  Relief washed over me almost instantly and I was ready to finish it up.  My amazing Dr. came in shortly after and said I was going to have my baby in about 20 min.  And sure enough, about 10 min. later we were ready to go.  After 3 big pushes the room was full of laughter as my 9 lb 6 oz baby joined us.  The laughter was because of his size.  It really is incredible thinking about something that big being inside of me.  Austin was 20.5 inch long and a cute chunky baby.  We came home 24 hours later and everything was perfect.  He is a wonderful baby and we are so happy that he has come to be apart of our home.  I'll take some better photos soon... as soon as I am done with my turn of this silly cold that we are still sharing.  But until then, here are some pictures from Ausitn's first day with us.











9 comments:

Tanja said...

Welcome Austin! I'm wondering, at what time was he born? It sounds like you barely had any juice in ya before he made his grand entrance. Also, My Cameron was 9 lbs 3 oz. Only he was 22 inches long. Austin is sure a chunker.

Diana said...

Wow! What a beautiful family! I can't wait for Noel's baby to be born so we can get the little guys together. I hope all is well and am so excited to see all of you again.

The Tehvand Trio said...

Holy freakin' huge baby! You gave birth to a baby that's as big as Sophie is now at almost 2 months!

lex said...

that piture of austin with eric is so stinking cute! i'm so jealous of dianas comment... it makes me want to move home! :) Congrats!

ttisageea said...

Congrats! Robert??? Where did that come from? LOL Still having your babies zippity quick! The only way to go. Love you, Terry

Jenni said...

Congrats!!!! Austin is so cute. I am amazed he came out so fast and so big. Way to go. You are a great mom. Good luck with all the colds.

The Jimmy Harry Family said...

Congratulations Lawrence Family. HE is DARLING! Glad to know it went so smoothly for you.

Life At MandyLand said...

eCongrats!!! He is beautiful... And you look amazing after just giving birth... I glad it all went smoothly for you ...
I gave birh to 2 kids over 9 lbs and 1 10lbs so I can sympathize but the are too cute when they are chubby...You have a beautiful family

The Philpott Family said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the world Austin. You look way too good to have just had a baby.