Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Samuel


Our baby, Samuel Bela (pronounced "bay-lah"), arrived a week ago on June 2nd weighing in at 9lbs, 4.5 ounces and 21 inches, nearly a week after his due date. He has the sweetest disposition and is surprising us by how much he sleeps! Such a contrast to our first born who gave us a run for the money at first on the sleep department and screaming - I mean, crying. Of course his most active/fussy time seems to be 3-6 a.m. and it is not easy to wake this one to eat!


So blessed to have Michael taking care of us. He is so tired looking - we all are save Eleanor - who as you can see is major excited to be a big sister! She also had a great time with my amazing mom and grandma who watched her while we were in the hospital. And thanks to Dianna, my best friend, who watched her for an evening while my Mom drove up from Cincy.

Keeping this short as I could go on about our Samuel. I had a very difficult time having him. and it resulted in a c-section. Basically I am recovering from two births. This has been one of the hardest - if not THE hardest - weeks of my life with the pain and worry of recovery, so thankfully I have something special to lift me up during this incredibly emotional time. Isn't he sweet?



Also thanks to my friend, Jessi (photographer extraordinairre, who is expecting her 3rd boy this summer), for visiting us in the hospital and taking the first and last photo :)

7 comments:

Mary said...

Oh Cheryl... he is so precious! Our love goes out to all of you, PLEASE let us know what we can do to lend a hand! Bringing over a hot meal, watching the kids so you and Michael can take a nap -- anything.

Catherine said...

Congratulations Cheryl and all my best wishes, he looks gorgeous I hope you will start to feel better soon. It must be lovely to have a little girl and boy : ) xx

adrienne said...

He is beautiful! I hope your healing continues quickly and well.

Julie & Andrew said...

Congrats Cheryl...I can't help but notice you are wearing black :0

Sarah B. said...

aww, congrats! i hope you're feeling better!

Erin said...

He's gorgeous! Congratulations! I ended up with an emergency c-section with both my boys, so I know the fear, worry, recovery process well. Hang in there!

blue milk said...

Oh, your baby is so beautiful. Congratulations!!