Week 2

August 9, 2006

Here we are in the middle of week two and I realized that we need an update. Remembering to write is an accomplishment in itself… I have a hard time remembering to put my pants on before my shoes these days. It seems that since Noah was born I’ve become a total dunce. I can’t talk right. I forget to do things. I don’t know if it stems from lack of sleep or change of routine. Maybe I’ve always been this dumb and I’m just realizing it now that there is a tiny human that relies on me for everything. Hopefully I’ll snap out of it before school starts back up a the end of the month!

As for Noah, he’s had a great week! He’s getting up less frequently in the middle of the night. He’s getting better at nursing. He took some trips over to the grandparent’s houses. He got circumcised. That was a fun experience. Julie opted to wait in the waiting room and I went in to watch the operation. Noah decided that he didn’t like the look of all the sharp tools laying next to him on the table and relieved himself onto them. The doctor had to get out a new set of tools. My boy is a fighter! Everything has gone well since the operation.

On Thursday we are heading out of town so that Noah can meet his great-grandparents and his new cousin Gabe (Gabe was born less than a week after Noah). This will be Noah’s first trip. It will be about a one and a half hour drive. It should go pretty smoothly. We’ll post some pictures of the two babies when we get home.

That’s it for now… here are a couple of pictures!

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Introducing…

July 30, 2006

NOAH JONATHAN BROWN!!!

Noah arrived Thursday night at 9:51 p.m! We are so happy to finally have him here with us! He is absolutely beautiful!

Here’s a few quick details about the day…

– Julie was in labor for 15 hours! The majority of the time we were told that she was going to have to have a c-section… she proved everyone wrong and delivered vaginally!

– Noah was loud! He came out screaming and all the family members who were waiting down the hall knew exactly when he was born!

– Noah is a big baby… his official birth weight is 9lbs exactly!

– He’s 21.25 inches long!

– The cots at the hospital are about as comfy as sleeping on monkey-bars.

– We were discharged to go home at noon on Saturday. Noah looked so cute in his car seat! We are happy to be home!

That’s about it… we are all healthy and happy! Thanks to everyone who has helped us out, sent flowers, called, visited, made us food, or anything else! We appreciate all the support!

Here are the first of the photos… more to follow!


TOMORROW

July 26, 2006

Induction it is! Tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. Julie will begin induction and sometime tomorrow we will be parents!

The doctor decided to induce based on the fact that the baby has not been moving down. For the last couple weeks he has been stuck at the -3 station. She said that if the baby doesn’t move down, Julie will be at high risk for a c-section… so bringing on labor is a last effort to get the little guy to come down. If it doesn’t work, then they’re taking him out with a knife and a shovel (that’s how I like to imagine c-sections… I’m sure I’ll be disappointed!). Either way, tomorrow I’ll be a dad!

I’m kind of glad… the doc said that if the baby had been at a more normal station she would have made us wait it out.

Our baby will be one of the rare few that is actually born on his due date!

Wish us luck… I’ll post some pictures and details as soon as we get home. Until then, take care! Thanks to everyone who has supported us and cheered us on up to this point! You guys are great!

See you soon!


Practice run…

May 11, 2006

Yesterday afternoon Julie started to get some shooting pains in her side. Nothing serious… it just hurt! She decided to wait it out and see if they went away. At about 9 p.m. the pains were still happening and she started to worry. Our doctor has a 24 hour nurse on call to answer questions so she decided to call. The nurse said it was probably nothing serious, but she should probably go in to the hospital and get checked out… just in case. 

So we made the trip across town and met with the doctor at about 10. After doing a couple hours worth of monitoring the baby, they found nothing abnormal and let us go home. The doctor said the pains may be coming from stretching ligaments or dehydration and told Julie to drink more water. 

Thankfully there was nothing wrong with the baby. I'm glad we went down there… the peace of mind is well worth it.

The best thing about the trip is that we got some experience checking into the hospital. She even got monitored in one of the delivery rooms while I sat next to her watching Law & Order. It was like a scrimmage. Now we know exactly where to go and who to talk to on delivery day.  

Also, finals are DONE! 


Father-son bonding…

March 13, 2006

I finally felt the baby move today!!! For the last week or so, Julie has been trying to help me feel it. Everytime he starts bumping around she calls me into the room and holds my hand on her stomach for a few minutes. Up until today, I never felt a thing. When she called me in earlier today I was prepared to be disappointed… and then it happened! I had my hand there, waiting for the slightest movement and then I felt it… two distinct pushes! My baby boy was saying hi to his daddy! He can’t wait to meet me! He’ll probably think I’m awesome…

Anyway, in other news, I finally finished painting this week (yeah, the painting that I started 3 weeks ago!) Here’s a look at the colors and what we have in our nursery so far!


And the verdict is…

March 11, 2006

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we have beans and franks! The baby is totally a “dude!”


Place your bets!

March 10, 2006

Boy or girl?!

We’ll know today at 4:15 p.m.! Any guesses?

I’ll update as soon as we find out!