Monday, September 20, 2010

One week old

Ben went on his first outing on Sunday to the family picnic with our church at the YMCA property. We had a great time and everyone was very understanding about just looking at him and not holding him since he is so young. Maddie and Hannah were really cute playing with the cornhole boards and bean-bags at the picnic.
Nana and Great Nana came to visit Fri. night/Sat. (I will post pics. soon) we enjoyed their company.
All in all the first week has been great; Madeline is a great big sister, Benjamin is a sweet baby boy, and I am married to the best man in the world. Very Blessed.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Welcome to the world Benjamin Vance Connor!

Benjamin Vance Connor, 8lbs. 6oz. born 09/12/10 at 4:29am. Our little guy decided to come 2 weeks early but we are so happy he is here! I woke up at 1230am and my water had broke but I wasnt having contractions. Llora was sweet enough to come stay the night with Madeline and Adam & I got to the hospital about 130am; by that time I was having contractions. This labor wasnt bad at all...not that it felt good but it was fast. I labored in a rocking chair, which was great. Long story short, 4 minutes after I started pushing he was here; and praise God I was able to go natural again and he is healthy as can be!
Madeline is a great big sister and she loves to name his eyes, mouth, etc. and "hold" him with our help. She also rocks him in his carseat and is very gentle with him. We are so proud of her!
Ben is a champ nurser! A nice change for me with having to pump with Madeline.
We came home on Tuesday afternoon and all has been great...except he didnt want to sleep that night. We think we figured it out though so hopefully tonight will be better.
My mom and dad got to come down and see him; it was nice that my dad actually got to see him as a newborn because Maddie was 6 months when they met. My mom helped out with Maddie while we were in the hospital and she went home Tuesday morning.
Anyway, that is the rundown of the newest little Connor...we hope you will come visit us soon!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2nd Birthday Preview

I should have all of the party pictures up soon but here are a few that Adam's Papa TC send us. (note: the party was 8.28.10) Thank you to everyone who helped make her party such a special day!