And Baby Makes Six!

filed under: Miscellaneous on March 29, 2011

Hi all!  I am writing this from my hospital room.

Little Eddie made his appearance into the world at 8:01 am yesterday, March 28th.  He was 8 pounds and 2 ounces at birth, and last time he was weighed is at 7 pounds 12 ounces and 19 inches.

My Dr. and his staff were absolutely amazing and wonderful and kind and funny and it was by far the easiest C-Sec I have ever had.  (he also delivered Colton and Parker)


Sorry the picture is awful… I cant access my pictures until I get home.  This was from hubby’s phone I think!

This sweet child has a full head of RED hair!! and is just a dream already.  Last night he slept from 11:00pm to 5:00am when the nurse came and woke him up (to run tests) and is so sweet.  I love the sweet little coo’s and sighs he makes!  And dont even get me started on that new baby smell… I just sit and hold him and breath in the heavenly scent!

I am nursing exclusively, and he latched on the very first time he tried!  Such a champ.  He has been with me since he was born, except for a bath and some other tests.

The kids have met him twice now, and just adore him.  We all do really!  I have some hilarious video of Audrey holding him from my FLip Camera, but it will be a miracle if that makes it to my blog as I am wretched at figuring out how to do that!  We are thinking that tomorrow (Wed.) we can both go home.

As far as me, I am doing well!  Pain has been minimal… I even held out on taking anything for the first 22 hours… my nurse thought I was nuts!

(TMI to follow, dont read if you are squeamish!) 

We did find out that my uterus was very thin at the incision site.  This basically means that if I had gone into active labor the chances of it rupturing and me bleeding out were very, very high.  (risking death for me and baby) Sorta scary!

I asked if that meant there would be any complications with future pregnancy’s and he sorta nodded his head yes.  If we were blessed enough to be pregnant again I would have to probably have the C-sec very early to avoid all contractions.  But he did say it would be do-able and we would just be pro-active and make healthy choices.

I am relived to know that the option of us having more kids is not completely off the table, but am also feeling so blessed with the family that we have.

I promise I will be adding some pics of sweet baby Eddie soon… he really is just adorable (I know, I am biased!) and I would love to share him with you!

Thank you SO much for all the kind words and well wishes and prayers.  It has meant the world to me!


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  • Michelle Andrews says:


  • Karene says:

    congratulations Amanda to you and your whole wonderful family!! He is just beautiful!

  • Charlie says:

    No need to change it!
    He is absolutely, drop-dead gorgeous!
    I just wish I could hold him!
    A true gift of God

  • MaryF says:

    he is beautiful – congratulations!
    Glad to hear you are both doing well, enjoy these precious days with your little one!

  • Barbara says:

    Again…congratulations! He’s a doll!

  • Linda says:

    MMMMMMMMMM newborn baby smell! Congratulations to all of you on the new family member!

  • Kerri says:

    Congratulations! He is a beautiful blessing! Enjoy!

  • Molly says:

    He is beautiful, and gorgeous, and perfect!!! Congratulations to you and your wonderful family! Love you bunches:) Molly

  • Andrea says:

    Yayyyyyyyyyyy, congratulations! He does look really, very sweet from the picture (even if it might not be a good one), and I’m looking forward to seeing more!

  • Christina says:

    Congratulations! Hopefully you will continue to mend fast.

  • Cleo Coyle says:

    Congratulations! God bless you all! 🙂
    ~ Cleo

  • SweetSugarBelle says:

    I’m late with the welcome home, but welcome baby Eddie. And I’m so glad the delivery and labor were smooth and easy:-) and I’m so glad your a breast feeding mommy! That’s my big thing and I’m proud when it.means so much to others! Smiling for you!

  • Dea says:

    Oh my goodness! So precious! CONGRATS! I’m so bad at keeping up with blogging lately that I totally missed this- im sorry this is so late! Hes adorable!

  • Sarah Emily says:

    CONGRATS!!!!! What a wonderful blessing. 🙂

  • Jill says:

    Hi Amanda, just starting following your blog…funny we have alot if common!
    -I have an Eddy (Edward Allan -3yrs)
    -live in MN right outside of F/M
    -I homeschool
    -I’ve had all my babies C-sec (I was told my uterus was paper thin after my 3rd C-sec, but praise the Lord, we waited 3 years and have had 2 beautiful boys since!)
    -I LOVE the song Baby Mine
    -the 15 reasons YOU love your hubby are exactly the reasons I LOVE mine! (sweet post)
    -I think we share alot of the same strong Christian beliefs
    I love baking to0 but you, you are just amazing with all you do, an encouragement to me that I too, can enjoy the things I enjoy while still homeschooling and striving to be the wife and mommy the Lord wants me to be!
    Can’t wait to try your rose cookies!