a real post...

Hello to lovely you! I feel like I can finally sit down and tell you all about our new adventure. :) We are doing SO well and all feel SO SO blessed!! :) Part of this post is just for me to document Aaron's birth so sorry if it's not all that interesting to you... :)

We went in on Tuesday at 4pm to be induced (after much much begging on my behalf)...Moses was able to stay with my sister in law at our house, which was a HUGE relief to us...and he did really well we are told. :) Things progressed slowly through the evening and into the night...not a whole lot changed from the time we got there until about 4am or so when they broke my water...after that Aaron's birth was very similar to Moses' minus the pain factor. I will just say now that I am in love with an epidural!! :) Having one this go round made everything so much more pleasant...there was only one 10-15 minute period that I really felt a lot of pain...it was during this time frame that I remember repeating to myself "I can do all things through Christ"...over and over...stopping occasionally to ask Doug if I could do it? Even pushing was almost pain free...which still amazes me when I compare the births of my two boys. Aaron arrived after only 20 minutes of pushing...it amazed me how focused I could be on the task when there was not a blinding pain distracting me.

A funny thing, then a scary thing...UVA is a teaching hospital...which meant that I had a nice sized audience in the room for the delivery...I would say about 10 people or so...each and every one was wonderful...I kept my eyes closed a lot to forget they were there...But each time I pushed...each and EVERY one of them would say something encouraging to me (good job...you're doing so well...keep it up...excellent) ...which eventually would make me laugh mid push...I am sure they thought I was a basket case.

The scary thing was that Aaron had the cord around his neck when he was born so he didn't take a breath for what seemed like forever...though I am sure the room was humming with noise I could hear nothing but that baby's silence...I about lost it when he finally cried...immediately thankful that once again God took care of my baby (Moses was born with the cord around his neck as well).
Aaron and his daddy...one of the first times Doug got to hold him.
Sweet little face...just moments old.
:)
Love this sweet little bundle. :)
Moses loves his little brother...he is always trying to help out...he will go get diapers or try to burp him...so far he is very gentle and there has been no negatives to speak of... :)
And the answer to the hair question? Brown...though not quite as much as Moses had at birth. :) Such a sweet little bird so far...I love that we are proving wrong all of the folks that told us that since our first was so easy that this one would be a challenge. :)

We are just enjoying our days here...taking it all one day at a time. :) We are truly, truly blessed. :)

xoxo
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31 comments:

Jessica said...

hi crystal! congrats to you and the boys! :o) your pictures are amazing ... and i am so happy things went and are going so well for you! :) enjoy your sweet new bundle of joy and may God bless your sweet sweet family! :)

Margaret said...

He is so beautiful.

KATY826 said...

Isn't it just lovely when people tell you that your second will be hard if your first wasn't! My daughter and I were at the post office, and a lady recognized how good she was being and then proceeded to tell me to stop at one child because the second WILL be terrible. Little did she know. I was already pregnant with my second! lol! Baby #2 is five months old today and is SUCH a joy!!

Simply Me... said...

Okay what are you going to do with such cute little boys? What dolls they are so glad to hear your all doing well! Happy Monday ;)

Lanny.

Amber said...

Aaron is a cutie. I am glad things went well for you.

MeganL said...

He is so sweet!!!!!!!!! Congrat's to you guys! :)

BlueJShop said...

So happy for you. :)
-Julie

Mrs. Dunbar said...

So precious! I always love the documenting of a new baby. Thanks for sharing it with the blog world. I have two boys and they truly love each other. You're family has forever been changed for the better. Fun. Fun.

Polka Dot Moon said...

Congratulations Crystal!! My second ones birth was quite different as well and she just turned 1 this weekend!
Blessings to you and all 3 boys :)

meg duerksen said...

he is perfect!
what a blessing.
he is just too cute.

Kristi said...

Congrats again! Miles also had the cord around his neck. I know the feeling you had. Very scary. And also, Ella was an easy baby... and Miles was EVEN EASIER! See. People don't know what they are talking about!

Glad things are going so well! You guys are on my mind.

ArtGirlBlue said...

Congratulations. He is just a doll. Love the photo with his eyes open wide :) So cute!

My daughter was also born with the cord around her neck, so I know what you mean. Glad all is ok. Hope you are taking good care of yourself.

lori vliegen said...

i'm so glad that things went so well...he is absolutely darling! God is soo good!
:)

Neisey said...

Glad to hear that it went smoothly for you, with cheerleaders and all. :) From the pictures, I think Aaron looks alot like his mommy. Enjoy your time with your little ones, they grow up way to fast.

Kristen said...

Congratulations! He is adorable...good job:)

Debbie and April said...

Love the pics, they are both so sweet:)

April

Kandi said...

Oh my gosh, that last picture of Aaron showing us his great head of hair is fantastic! He's so adorable!! Many blessings to you and your family and I'm so glad you got to experience the epidural birth. I loved being able to enjoy the birth of my kids without so much pain. Take care!

ccp said...

am i the only want to just wants to squeeeeeeeze him?!?! PRECIOUS!

Lace said...

Oh, Crystal! I am just in love with that little face! You make some good lookin' kids, girl! He LOOKS like a blessing, I love that about babies :)

Brindi said...

What a beautiful boy! Congratulations!

*jimaie.marie* said...

i'm so glad to hear that everything is going super smoothly!! He has the most precious, curious little face, i love it! He really is beautiful!!
Congrats again!!!

Trish said...

oh my goodness that last photo of him is so great! he looks like your family :)

i laughed too when you said everyone was saying good job you can do it :) I most definitely would be laughing too :)

so glad everything is going good! this is making me want to add to my family. squishy babies... irresistable!

Blissful Babe said...

I'm glad things are going so swimmingly, what a joy! He is so precious and beautiful.

Love & Blessings to you all!
xoxo

Amber said...

Love all the cute pictures. And yes, an epidural is a wonderful thing! Glad you were able to have one this time around. :)

mommyholly said...

oh my GOODNESS, that baby is soooooo darn cute!!!! :) You are one lucky momma, Crystal, with two gorgeous little boys! Congrats, congrats, congrats! I couldn't be happier for you, xoxox!! -Holly

Michelle said...

He is just ADORABLE! Wish I could hold him :)

jac said...

Congratulations and God bless you all!

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

Congrats to you and your family! Sounds like you had a wonderful delivery and a pretty easy pregnancy.

He is a beautiful boy!
~Karen

bloggin' Chrystal said...

He is precious and I'm so glad you are both well. My prayers are with you right now as I know that these next few weeks won't be easy ones with lack of sleep and energy. Moses looks like he's a wonderful big brother as well.

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