Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Annnouncing...

the much anticipated (and early :) arrival of baby brother...


Gabriel Thomas

born on

Sunday, March 29th

at 8:41am

stats:

8 lbs. 7 oz.

20.5 inches long

Baby Gabriel made his debut into the world about 2 weeks early and has seamlessly transitioned himself into our little family. The labor couldn't have gone more smoothly and all of my anxiety around getting Noah cared for during that time was completely unnecessary. Everything worked out perfectly (even though after it was all over we had been up for about 40 hours!) I spent 2 glorious days at the hospital (I felt like I was in a hotel -- a complete vacation away from life with a 2-year old!) and I had a wonderful time bonding with my new little guy. He is the sweetest little baby and I'm not ready for him to grow up at all (I used to curse people that said that after I had Noah, but I'm loving a newborn right now!) After having such a complicated labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery with Noah -- and the having him in the NICU... Gabriel's entrance into the world has been a completely different experience -- one that made me even think I might do it again!

Noah's reaction to Gabriel's birth has been really fun to watch. He's been a great big brother so far. He is very concerned about him all of the time and is very sympathetic to his cries (sometimes to the point of crying himself, but that just makes me laugh!) He's very territorial about him especially if someone else is holding him, he says, "Mommy, that's your baby!" (even if daddy is holding him!)

My reaction to Gabriel's birth (after seeing what a doll he was, of course) was, "I'm so glad I"m NOT pregnant anymore!!!" (I reached my goal of not being pregnant on my b-day :) Jon's reaction (also after admiring his cuteness) was , "Does this mean we can go to the DMB show in April?" We're home now and it's been amazing to have Jon around and actually spend some quality time together. Life with 2 kids now begins!

Okay -- I know this is what you're waiting for anyway so I'll stop talking now.



21 comments:

Jessica said...

OK, so you were 2 weeks early and Gabriel was 8 POUNDS!!!!! Girl you are way too tiny to have sucha gargantuan baby!! Way to go! I love that you love your newborn, every time it is amazing how you just grow MORE love, you all make an adorable family, enjoy!

Jade said...

So cute!!!! Congratulations guys!!

Col said...

Woohoo! Congratulations guys. Can't wait to meet the new one.

Jess said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you (and, I must admit, jealous that he came early). He's gorgeous and I'm glad you're enjoying him and not yet feeling exhausted. :)

vdg family said...

Congratulations on your new baby! Soooooo sweet! We miss you! You are such a great mom!

Ellen said...

Congratulations! Jess, you are awesome. We miss you all a lot, but we're so excited for you. Having two kids suddenly makes you seem much more like a family - sibling interaction, hard to get around, etc. I hope Jon's schedule is easing up.

Malesa said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad that you had such a great experience this time. He is a cutie.

Kelleen said...

Congratulations! He is so cute! And I love the little brown outfit he came home in, and the fact that you all matched. We're so happy for you!

Christina said...

Congrats guys!! I'm so glad it went well. We miss you and wish you the best. Is a double stroller in your future?

Amelia Hohl said...

Congratulations Jess! I'm glad labor and delivery went so smoothly. That IS so nice to have that reassurance after a hard one so as to make you consider having more. You must have a girl at some point. They are way more fun to dress.

geode cacher said...

Congratulations, Jess. How fun for you and your family. I look forward to meeting the little guy.

Marci said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you and so happy for your sake that you are not pregnant any more. Enjoy having your husband home.

Eryn said...

That's so exciting. What a great time. I am so happy for you that you had a great birthing experience and you've finally gotten to meet Gabriel. Just wanted you to know we were thinking of you guys!!

Nikki CB said...

Congratulations you guys! He is beautiful and has a great name.

Mara said...

Congratulations, you guys! What a beautiful little boy you've got. And I'm so glad to hear the labor and delivery this time were easy. I admit, I'm partial to having two boys...we're biased, though. Anyway, if we're ever up your way again we'll have to stop by and see the new little one.

Julianne said...

Jessica!! I feel so out of the loop! Hooray for a WONDERFUL experience! I am so proud of and happy for you! We will have to meet up, catch up and then let me take Noah out for the day!! Congratulations! Let's talk soon.

Julianne said...

ps: he's just a sweet lil' boy! so glad he's transitioned well.

Erica said...

congrats jess and jon. he's beautiful! (And what a great name)

g.chameleon said...

congratulations jessica!

Andrea said...

Congratulations Guys!!!

Eddie Bujans said...

Congrats.
Sorry I didn't check your blog earlier. Just finished graduate school.
I love the name Gabriel. It is a strong and peaceful name. Two is better than one. We are thrilled for your new family additon. We love you all. Looking forward to meeting Gabriel when we visit NYC. Abrazos!