Baby Hall made his debut one week ago today! And yes, I did say his debut - that was not a typo! We thought we had a little girl on the way and were very surprised when the doctor said "It's a Boy! Didn't you say you were having a girl?"
Welcome Braden Nicholas Hall! Born Tuesday June 14, 2011 at 9:00am. He weighed six pounds 12 ounces and was 20/5 inches long.
We were obviously completely shocked that our little baby was a boy! The gender did not make a bit of difference to us and we are just completely thrilled that we have a very healthy baby. It did take a little while for the shock to wear off. Even now I look at him and think about how I can't believe that we have a boy :)
My recovery has gone very well and I'm feeling almost back to normal.
We are noticing changes in Braden every day. He has been sleeping well the past two nights and will sleep anywhere from 2 to 3 hours at at time, so we feel that we are getting enough sleep at night and aren't complete zombies :)
He is a very good eater and would probably eat all day long if we let him! We went to the pediatrician for a weight check yesterday and he was back up to 6 pounds 11 ounces (he was 6 pounds 5 ounces when we left the hospital). The nurse said that a lot of babies aren't back up to their birth weight until their 2 week check up, so I think we are ahead of schedule!
Today is the first day that he has been awake more during the day and not eating during that time! Until now, it has been sleep, wake up and eat, and then go back to sleep.
Ready to get this show on the road...It's a boy!
Meeting mommy for the first time!
A very proud daddy.
Our first family photo!
Dr. Mernitz who brought me into the world.
Meeting Grandpa Davis
Meeting Grandma Davis
Meeting Grandma Hall
And Grandpa Hall
And Aunt Barb
And cousin Lexi
And cousin Clayton
And Uncle Brian
Ready to go home!
Meeting Uncle Nate
And Aunt Angie
Meeting the cats...
And finally meeting Uncle Matt!