Sunday, December 9, 2007

Baby Zack Comes Home

Zack had older siblings at home anxiously awaiting his arrival. They woke up Thursday morning to find a new baby brother at home.

Zack received plenty of attention from both Ashley and Nathan, who occassionally fight over who's turn it is to hold "baby Zack".

So Daddy and Mimi & Pop Pop had to find ways to occupy them. We took the kids bowling, which they loved.

Good thing they had a ramp and bumpers.

Ashley actually got a few spares!

They enjoyed watching the bowling balls come back as much as rolling them down the alley.

At home they stayed entertained thanks to

...which allowed little Zack to get some much needed rest.

We are very happy about the new addition to our family (thanks Mom for taking this last picture).

Saturday, December 8, 2007

New Baby Arrives!

This week we had a new addition to our family. On Tuesday, December 4th, at 6:51 pm Zackary Alan Lewis arrived. The little fella weighed in at 6 lbs 2 oz, and measured 18 inches.

Although his mom was very happy that he came 3 weeks early he did catch us off guard. Emily was on her way to return some things to Walmart when she noticed that she was having regular contractions about 4 minutes apart. She figured that was enough time to make her return before the next contraction!

On her way to the hospital she called me and I met her there. She was able to get an epidural soon after arriving.

Zack did not come easily. He was coming out face first, in a "brow presentation", and he didn't come quickly or easily. Em had 2 obstetricians working with her for over an hour to help get him out.

Throughout the process they mentioned several times that we were going to have to go for a C-section. Of course once Em heard "C-section" she pushed twice as hard.

On Wednesday we had to hang out at the hospital while Zack got examined, circumcised, and vaccinated. It killed us both to have to be confined to a hospital room, but at least we had Zack with us some of the time to keep us company.

Both Zack and Emily survived and have done well since. The pediatrician let Zack go home a little early too so he and Emily both came home late Wednesday night.