Wednesday, March 26, 2008

He's here!

Grant Ray Reed is here! He was born at 12:58 pm and weighs 7 lbs 10 oz, is 18 1/2 inches long and has HUGE cheeks! He is having some issues with his blood sugars but so far is still able to stay in my room and hopefully he won't have to head to the NICU. He has been sleeping almost all day and we have only seen his eyes a couple of times.

Bryn is more excited about him than I thought she'd be - she held him and had quite the conversation with him when she came to the hospital.

I feel pretty good - the c-section went smoothly and my pain is minimal at the moment. I hope to be up and around tomorrow morning and out of the really fashionable compression stockings!


Debi said...

Well, I already told you in your e-mail, but I just have to say it again...he is absolutely beautiful, Kara! Congratulations!

I laughed right out loud when you said Bryn sat right down and had a conversation with Grant. Did you ever doubt it?!! I mean, has she ever not just sat down and talked someone's ear off? She is so priceless! And I'm glad she's enjoying big sisterhood!!!

I am just so incredibly happy for you, Kara! For all of you! Take care of yourself, and rest as much as possible!

And by the way, it's not fair to other women to show off just how good you're looking after just having given birth!

Jean said...

Debi is right. I didn't look so good after either delivery, even the easy one of two or so hours of labor compared to almost 17 hours. And he is quite beautiful. I hope things go smoothly when you all transition to the home front. Congratulations!

~**Dawn**~ said...

He is perfect!! Welcome to the world, Grant.

I love his name! =)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh how wonderful, congratulations! He's so very handsome and you look awesome! Great photos, can't wait to see more when you guys get time :)

Jennifer said...

Woo Hoo!!! He is PERFECT!!!! And look how adorable you are! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so glad everything went well! Enjoy the days to come being the mommy of 2 now!!! Can't wait to see more pictures!!!

Susan said...

Awwww...he's beautiful! A big big big congratulations to you and to your family. I love it that Bryn talked to him. I'm sure she's going to be a great big sister.


:-) Susan

gail@more than a song said...

OH YAY, congratulations! He's so cute and I loved seeing pics of all of you. You look adorable, and it's true, not fair that you look that good after giving birth. He looks like he's pouting his lips a bit in that shot by himself. Your daughter holding him, priceless!