Monday, November 12, 2012

Introducing Drew on TTUT!

Hey there blogger friends {and blog stalkers!} Guess what??


Thank you so much to my TTUT partner, Shawn, for helpin' a sister out with publishing a very sweet post for me last week. This time last week, I was resting comfortably in a hospital bed and LOVING on my little man, DREW MICHAEL. The very difficult name choice was made 5 days before he arrived and the middle name was decided as we were driving to the hospital.

You guys, he is soooo sweet! I can't get enough of him! He didn't want to be outdone by his big sister so he felt the need to arrive 5 weeks early also. {And by the way, I totally thought I was peeing myself. It turns out, I wasn't peeing. I was just leaking amniotic fluid.} However, there was no 12 day stay in the NICU this time. We came home on Wednesday and the madness has ensued. Here is a sample of what's going on with me:

*Awake every 2-3 hours to feed him.
*Emma is super bratty {but loves her baby brother}
*Drew is jaundice and a little underweight. {Recheck next week}
*Father-in-law moved to a hotel so my mom could be here to help me. THANKS MOMMA! xoxo
*Father-in-law still comes over daily.
*Father-in-law came into my room this morning as I was NURSING Drew. GET OUT!!!!
*Mother-in-law flies in Wednesday for 2 weeks so Father-in-law will be moving back in.
*House is a disaster.
*My nipples are sore.
*My hands are chapped from washing them constantly. {Drew is a preemie}
*Did I mention how exhausted I am?

I wouldn't change a thing! I love being a mom of 2. I don't have a lot of computer time as of right now, but I'm sure you understand. I'll leave you with some pics from my iphone. My camera is full of pics that aren't on my computer yet.
My college friend, Leean, who delivered Drew. Isn't that sweet and super cool? She saw all my business! We totally took our friendship to a new level. She's also responsible for dragging me into the blogging world. THANKS LEEAN! Love you!

My Drew. Born with a full head of hair at 5 weeks early. I may have been able to braid it if he showed up on his due date.

My Love. See the hair? LOVE!

Before leaving the hospital. Look how tiny he is!!!

Emma loves him and I love this sweet picture! Guess who copies my EVERY move?? So funny to watch her "pump" and "feed" her babies.

Lexi was checking out her newest sibling. She approves! What a great little Beagle Momma she is!

I promise to tell my entire story in the coming weeks. It's a good one!

Oh...and guess what?

My house will be sparkling clean later today thanks to a sweet lady named Brenda. *insert angels singing here*

What's on your mind today? Tell us by linking up! Have a great week everyone!

PS. Blogger friends are wonderful and very generous. Thank you all for some amazing gifts! Pictures to come later. =)



Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Drew is a little sweetheart. What's he doing walking in your room?

Cathy Kennedy said...

What a sweet family! Try to rest as much as possible. I can tell you by the time my second child was born I was ever bit as exhausted as you are now, which resulted in having to stop nursing DD#2 because I couldn't produce enough milk. I was so bummed out, too. The doctor said this can happen, though. It happened when DS was born, as well. DD#1 was the only one I could nurse for an entire year. Oh well, your nipples will get less sensitive in time. But, it's a real pill getting use to all of that lovely abuse all over again. lol. Oh the things mothers must endure, right? And...we wouldn't have it any other way, right? Take it easy, my friend & thanks for hosting TTUT!

Heathers Happenings said...

He is just too darn cute! That is a super sweet picture of Emma and Drew, what a great big sister :)

Annabelle said...

Drew is adorable! I can't believe he has so much hair! Looks like he is already trying to rock a mohawk! Congrats and you look FABULOUS in those going home pics! I've been riding the fence about having another child for quite sometime. My son is 4 and I am scared I won't be able to give each the attention that they need. Got any advice or is it to early to tell?

Julia P F said...

how wonderful! so tiny- it is so hard to believe that they all start out so small!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Awwwww! He is perfection! Lots of hair must be a November baby thing - Princess Nagger had the same thing going on when she was born. ;)

Sounds like things are going to be chaotic at your house for a while - but in a good way. ;)

Still Drying Out, Birthday Schemes and Dragon Eye Cake, Dino Moves: RTT Rebel

Nicole said...

Awe, congrats!!! And you guys really are Barbie and Ken :). Emma can be skipper and was there a younger Ken? lol.

No really though he's precious! Seeing that kinda makes me want one, but not bad enough to actually have one... yet.

Mom in High Heels said...

OMG! Congratulations!!! All that hair! Wow! He's adorable. Both my boys were early too. I guess some babies just want to see the world and can't wait any longer! BTW, the day after I had Han Solo last year was a Tuesday, and I did a Random Thoughts Tuesday and started my post exactly like you.
Congrats again!

Amy said...

Beautiful mommy and daddy = beautiful baby. Congrats!

Jill said...

Ohhh so happy to see more pictures of Baby Drew!! He is so so so cute!! Have I mentioned lately how much I love his name?! ;) Big congrats again to you & the family!

Amy said...

Yay yay yay! So happy for you and your TWO precious babies :) (Three if you count the pup, which everyone does right?).

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Stacie said...

He's super cute! Elise was underweight and had a touch of jaundice, too. Glad everybody is adjusting...and I'm a bad bloggy friend, since I haven't mailed your gift yet, I thought I had a few more weeks!

Janette Johanson said...

My heart melts when I see your Sweet Drew in pictures!! Ya'll look like such a happy lil' family!! I can't wait to hear more about life with 2 and am here anytime you need anything! :)

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

OMGOOOOOOOOOOODNESSSSSSSSSSSS he is such a precious lil' booger! ...and Mama you look gorgeous as eva! PS I spit pop out at the part when you said your Father In Law walked in on you nursing BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA

Mrs. Match said...

He is so so beautiful! I love the name Drew too. :-) you did well mama! So happy you have a lot of help, and impressed you found e time for yur blog friends, thank you! Can't wait to hear the full story. Miss you friend, and so glad you have your complete family now!!

Shawn said...

I have a book, that you bought me actually, called Boundaries. I think you may need to read it! FIL STAY OUT!!!

He is precious and I cannot wait to eat him up and smell all of his newborn yumminess soon!

Love you!

Miss Angie said...

Oh my gosh, he's SO adorable! Congrats! And you look amazing, I can't believe you just popped a kid out.

Thanks for hosting!

Dee Stephens said...

YAY for cleaning ladies! I got my house deep cleaned yesterday! Of course, my baby isn't here yet even though we were due the same day.
Okay, you seriously look AMAZING!! Can't even tell you had a baby.
Drew - adorbs.. can't believe that hair!!
Congrats again!

Marvi Marti said...

What an adorable little darling! Congrats to you on such a sweet addition to your family!!

Chell said...

And I'll say it again.... he is just such a little cutie! Yippee for cleaning lady coming in....Booo for FIL coming in while feeding.... LOL

MiMi said...

There's my BABEH BOY!!! I know, whatever, he's not MINE, but he is. So there.
LOVE all that hair.
He's so beautiful!!! You all are just so cute. LOVE!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

He is SO freaking cute!!! Congrats girl!

Amber said...

Congrats IA he's so handsome! I can't believe how much he looks like Miss Emma!

All the best to you all and the newest addition to your family!

Katy {and Kahler} said...

im stumbling upon your blog/link party for the first time- what an awesome first post to read! congrats! i cannot wait to follow you now! :)

CrazyforChristy said...

He's amazing & so are you! I cannot wait to get my hands on him again! Love you all so very much!
I'm glad you're blogging again; I was missing it!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

OHHHHH my goodness! He's adorable! And you look gorgeous. And I can't wait to hear the story, because birth stories are so much fun! Congrats!!

Xazmin said...

He is BEAUTIFUL!! Love all that hair!

My son had a TON, and all my girls have been born bald! We shall see what the next one brings!

I'm glad you are both doing well, and am so happy for you!!

Steph said...

Oh my goodness! He is adorable. I love the name. I hope your nipples start feeling better soon.

And Emma pumps and feeds her dolls? Bahaha!

Misty said...

He's beautiful. My babies weren't preemies, but they were both teeny 6 pounders.

Tess @ AModernSuburbanitesLife said...

you are too cute! newest follower, and congrats on baby #2 :)

Connie said...

Drew is gorgeous and I love his name!

My boy had a lot of hair too. So cute!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

OMGOSH!!!! He is so precious! Does he kind of look like M? I hope to meet him in May!! I am so, so, SO glad he is doing so great!

Emmy said...

So so awesome he was able to just come home right away even with being born 5 weeks early. That really is so awesome. And yes he has so much hair! He is so so cute!! How cool that your friend is your Dr! And yes- Ewe to the FIL coming in

My Inner Chick said...

P R E C I O U S...

Sooooo happy for you guys! X

kourtney said...

Love his name! So happy for you guys! He just wanted to be your early Christmas present ;) You look skinny in your pics, you looked awesome during your pregnancy! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving as a family of 4!! (5 if I count Miss Lexi)