One Week Old Today!

You all have been very patient! On June 20th, 2012, I gave birth to the cutest little creature I have ever seen. Grey Emerson Stafford weighed in at a whopping 8lbs 14oz, 21 1/4 inches long, and his healthy meter is off the charts.

Luke and I went into the hospital on Monday night to begin induction. I’m going to spare details other than to say that it was a very, VERY tough 2 days with little progress. On Wednesday afternoon, I had finally dilated enough to have my water broken and when they did that, Grey began having difficulty tolerating my contractions. His little head had just been squeezed for too long. Long story short, he was delivered by c section at 630 that night. It was a quick and painless (really!!) procedure performed in a relaxed atmosphere because we chose to do this before our little boy was in any real distress.

Luke was able to hold him right away, and I had the honor not long after. He has been so perfectly healthy this whole time, I just can’t believe how lucky we are.

At his 1 week appointment (he was 6 days old) he had already regained to his birth weight +8oz! Methinks we will have a sweet little buddha baby on our hands. I couldn’t be happier!!

Okay, on to the pictures!!

He came out screaming- best sound in the entire world.

This is a better representation of his personality. Very little (short of a diaper change) will tick him off.

One of my favorites.

Headed home! This outfit lasted partway through the 45 minute drive until an epic poop-splosion paired with a spit-up fest forced us to change tack. Ahh well.

Grey and his dad

Grey with Grandma

Grandpa showed up in the nick of time!

Great Granny and Grey (on the phone call rock) =)

How cute is THIS!!? Mom knitted these cocoons for our little bug.

Luke solved the diaper change issue. Grey screams are no match for noise cancelling headphones!!

This weekend Pa and Mimi (Frank and Sandy) are coming up from Boerne, TX. We can’t wait to see them and share the squish!

We love all of you and thank you so much for sharing this experience with us! I’ll keep posting pics as opportunities arise.

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10 responses to “One Week Old Today!

  1. You are soooooooooooooo good at communicating and sharing pics. Parenting is the greatest blessing you will ever have and I am so happy to be able to experience a little bit of your joy through your posts.
    Tutu (one of many) Judith

  2. I ran by the other day, the Hous and yard look great, I am glad to hear te baby made it safely into the world

  3. Congratulations! He is a cutie patootie! Also, I hope you are doing well and healing up okay, from what you said there are some eerie similarities between our birthing experiences. Big hugs to everyone!

  4. I really love that little man!!! He is perfect. I know that Sara and Luke are and will be awesome parents. Love to you all. Miss you too much for words.

  5. Barbara Armstrong

    What a bundle of love. I feel all the love your family is sharing with this devine soul.
    If you get the opportunity I would love to paint the pic of grandpa Randy holding yourbeautiful baby. You can email it to me. I am one of your moms hula sisters
    Love to you all
    Barbara

  6. Wow! What a story! My first was very similar. I hope you are recovering and taking it easy, it sounds like you had to be a warrior 🙂 I CANNOT get over how super adorable he is. Would you
    message me your address?

  7. Sara congratulations. Your mom sent this to me yesterday and I’m so happy for you and Luke. The best to you and I’ll be following your blog now that I have it. I know your parents are happy and proud.

  8. He is so beautiful! I can tell your mother is very proud and happy! I am a friend of hers, we met in Toastmasters. Thank you for sharing this joy on your blog. Blessings to your and your beautiful family.

  9. Kelly Palmisciano

    So so happy. Love the pics and love you all. Plans have changed slightly for my visit so I’ll give you a call to figure it out 🙂 muah x

  10. Congratulations!! He is adorable!

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