Wednesday, June 26, 2013

2 Weeks Old!

On Saturday, Knox turned 2 weeks old! The first two weeks flew by. He had his 2-week check-up on Friday. Zach and I were so anxious to see how much weight he had gained and just over all to see the progress he had made. 
Well, Knox made awesome progress. 
We were shocked how much weight he had gained. When we came home from the hospital his weight was down to 7lbs 1oz. The doctor was very impressed. He said that most breast-fed babies have to come back during week 3 for another weight check but he let us go and said to keep doing what we are doing. Knox checked out great! 

We finally got to meet little Avery. Avery was very alert when we were there, Knox on the other hand was out! He would not wake up! But we really enjoyed our quick visit and managed to get a picture before we left. I must say that both of our guys are absolutely perfect!

 Here are a pics from the week of our growing little boy...

We have been giving him "monkey baths" but tonight we can actually give him a real bath. 
 Zach dressed him one day and he just had to put on his Puma shoes. They might have been an inch too big. He wore them while we went out walking but then they had to come off. 
A few things about Knox...

*He loves having his hair washed.
*He is blowing bubbles.
*He is used to my work schedule and thinks at 4:30am its time to wake up.
*He sleeps really well only waking 2-3 times a night. 
*He is very alert first thing in the morning and in the late afternoon. 
*So far, noises don't bother him... one day I was running the food processor and Delta was barking, Knox didn't budge. 
*He loves to fall asleep on his daddy's chest. 

He doesn't have another check-up until he is 8 weeks old. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

1 Week Old

I can't believe our little man is one week old already! The past week at home has been wonderful... and a little tiresome. We have been blessed with tons of family and friends stopping by to see Knox. Bringing us food and offering to go to the store for us. The love and support has been overwhelming. We really appreciate every bit of it! 
I figured that I would take monthly pictures with the dry erase board like I did my weekly photos during my pregnancy. I will do weekly photos until he turns a month and then just do it monthly from there. 

I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from his 1st week. 
I took this picture before we left the hospital. I just love it! 

 Zach and I were just so thrilled when they finally discharged us from the hospital. We were so anxious... maybe a little nervous too... to get home. 

 We purchased this little rubber ducky sign from That Southern Accent. You pick what yard sign you want and they set it up and come and pick it up a week later. I just had to show the whole neighborhood that our little boy had arrived. 
Knox is a very alert little man. Don't get me wrong... he snoozes a lot too but when he is awake he will just look around non-stop. He usually will be awake for a couple hours at a time and then he is cutting Z's the rest of the day.
I absolutely LOVE this picture! Zach was so anxious to take Knox for a stroll. I have to sit out on physical activity for the first 2 weeks, so Zach and Knox got to enjoy morning strolls without me. Only a few more days and I can join in. 
We gave Knox his first bath the Monday we got home. Naturally, he didn't really care for it until we started washing that head full of hair. 
We survived our first week at home. I had a ton of help from Zach. He has been a lifesaver. Last week was also full of visitors so Knox got a lot of TLC. 

We have his 2 week check-up on Friday the 21st. Praying for a great check-up! I will post about it afterwards. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Gift from Above

I never got around to posting my 39 week post. I made it to 39 weeks and 6 days. Knox picked June 8th to be his birthday! At 10 pm on that Friday night I woke up with my water breaking and having random contractions that were anywhere from 5-12 mins apart. I wasn't 100% sure if it really was my water breaking. I just always pictured what you see on television... a big gush of water. While that happens for some it didn't for me. Finally, at 1:30 a.m. I called the nurse and was instructed to head on to the hospital to see if my water had broken.

Zach and I made the journey up to the hospital with hopes that it was the real deal. We had to check into the emergency room and they would take me straight to the L&D floor. A guy pulls around with a wheel chair and tells me he is ready to take me up. I was slightly embarrassed riding in the wheel chair. I even told the guy that I didn't mind walking but since it would have gotten in him trouble if he would have let me walk I decided to go for the ride. Thankfully, it was 2 a.m. and the hospital was dead. 

After we got into the room, they checked to see if my water had ruptured and it had so we weren't leaving without a baby in our arms! I had been texting my sister the entire time so as soon as we were admitted she headed up to the hospital to be there for us. We called both our parents and they headed down as quickly as they could. 

I won't go into details but labor is no joke! It started out easy-breezy and then around 5:15 a.m. they started the petocin since my contractions weren't consistent and I was still only 1.5 centimeters. By 8:30 a.m. I was feeling like a wuss and my contractions were very intense. I progressed to 4 centimeters and they called for the epidural... THANK GOODNESS! Well, it worked for maybe an hour and I started feeling everything on my left side. By 10:45ish, I was 8 centimeters and still feeling every contraction. By 11:15, the epidural finally got straightened out and I was fully dilated. IT.WAS.TIME. I pushed for 15-20 mins and then this handsome fellow was welcomed into the world. 
Born at 11:50 a.m., Knox Aden Rounsaville was here. After almost 40 weeks of waiting, I could finally hold my man. He is perfect... weighing 7lbs, 6oz, and 20 inches long. His head is covered in dark hair.
Our family of 3! 

We had tons of visitors.. family and friends were so excited to meet Knox. I only have family pics on this post but we had many more visitors. 

Nana-Darlin' and her grandson. 
 Pappy and Knox!
 Aunt Emmie and Knox. 
 Zach with his parents, Mimi and Pops. 
My grandad with his great grandson. 
Zach's grandparent PopPop and Ann and their great grandson. 
 Brooklee was so thrilled to finally meet Knox. She is such a great big cousin!
 My Memaw and her great grandson! 
I still can't believe that we get to love and kiss him all we want now. I am behind thankful how easy I had it during my pregnancy, but I am even more thankful for this blessing that has been given to us. What a wonderful gift! I will never forget the first time I laid eyes on him or the first time I got to hold him. 
Every good and perfect gift is from above... James 1:17