Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Boy, oh boy.

Samuel Warr Patterson
May 30th, 2011
9 lbs. 9.6 oz!

My favorite posts ever have been about our boys.  Now we have THREE! I have three kids? I have three kids! I just wonder why we are so lucky to get THREE healthy, handsome, perfectly perfect boys!

Quick story about Sam's arrival:


We knew he was big from the 36 and 38 week ultrasounds. The size of my belly sealed the deal (43 cm!).  So we planned for induction on Memorial Day (a week early from our due date).  At 4am, while the boys were at a sleep-over, we went to the hospital.  They started pitocin at 5am.  Guess what time I had my epidural? 6:30am! Yes! The anesthesiologist wanted to give it to me before his big surgery that day and I was SO glad!  Seriously! I wanted to run through the halls and shout: I LOVE EPIDURALS!  At 8am they broke my water and he was born at 10:37a.  The doctor (who was wearing cowboy boots and wranglers under his gown) knew exactly what to do getting this big baby safely out!  He later told me that my limit is really 9 lbs. ;) Sam and I are doing great. I feel good. Sam is just fat and happy.  He only wakes up once at night! 

The boys are doing pretty well with a baby in the house.  Henry would take care of Sam all day if he could.  Grant is a little less interested.  He said, "Mom, I already know that Sam is going to drive me crazy because Henry drives me crazy."  Right now they are having a blast with Grandma Gaye in the house!  I love these days.  May they linger on.

So here are the pictures.  My friend asked me, "Isn't it so fun having a crush on your own baby?"  Yes. I am so in love.  Again. 



















14 comments:

stephanie joy said...

YOU HAVE THREE BOYS! WOAH! Good thing you have so much training already in that department. Great middle name by the way and I love the fabric in the last couple of pictures. Congrats Em and Spence! He is delicious. Makes me kinda want three boys!

Lauren and Trevor said...

What a handsome boy! I love the bear on the back.

Lindsey said...

Wow! 3 little boys! What a blessing! I am glad to hear that you are all doing well and that you are so in love. I know that feeling well! He is so cute, by the way, as if you didn't already know that. :)

Ash said...

oh yeah! I see you got the blanket I picked out for you! I hope you like it! I'm so sad I'm not going to see Sam forever! I might have to save my money and come visit you sometime in the future, hopefully near future.

Kevin and Laurie Anderson said...

Congrats Emily! He is adorable. Hope you are all doing well. We miss you guys and all those in Athens.
Laurie

P.S. We are 5 weeks away from welcoming our little boy here too!

Matt, Dyanna and Co. said...

Congratulations, Emily! WOW! 9lbs, 9 oz?! That is BIG! I love your sweet family - your boys are adorable!

VicandNanc said...

Oh CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy this sweet time & good luck recovering from a 9 1/2 pound baby!!! :)

Burdick Family said...

He is so adorable! I love his little chunkiness:) Congratulations! I think he looks a lot like Grant. Good luck with 3 boys. I bet you are the best little mommy.

Karie said...

Congrats on your BIG boy! Do I get to meet him in person?

Emily said...

Thanks for all the Ohhs and Ahhs! Our little boys make us so happy.

Karie: YES! Our tickets are bought and we will see you in September!!! So excited! I am dying to meet King as well! Thank you for letting us come. ;)

Joe, Becky, Logan(Fox) and Trigger Green said...

Hooray! He is ever so handsome. And HuGE. My 7 week old baby weighs as much as he did when he was born. I am so glad to see that you are all happy and healthy!

Three Irish Men and a lady said...

OMG I didnt realize you had your little man! Congrats Em. So exciting to have 3 boys. Too darn cute.

Juli said...

Congratulations on your little butter ball. What a beautiful baby! (And congrats on only waking up once during the night!?!) I can't wait to see you all . . . in 6 months. I'll take what I can get.

Madeline and Family said...

Congratulations! He is adorable.