Parker Scott Has Arrived!!!

I know I haven’t posted in a while including the voting for the Jan. challenge, and I promise to get that up soon, but 2.5 weeks ago Parker Scott finally made his arrival so we have been a little busy .  On top of that when he was a week old my mother in law had a heart attack in the middle of the night & was left with out oxygen to the brain for hours because he blood pressure was so low.  Because of this hubby & his family spent almost a week at the hosptial not knowing if she was going to make it.  Thankfully she woke up and though she will have a long road of recovery ahead of her she is making huge strides and will be okay.  They are optimistic that she will recover 90-100% AND in the processes they are finding out that she may have been misdiagnosed more then once over the last 30 years like hubby & his brother thought and she may end up on a lot less meds and in a lot less pain because of it.

Anyway Parker Scott arrived 2/2/2011 (1 day before his due date) at 6:12am weighting in at 7lbs 3oz and measuring 20″ long. I was able to have an amazing VBAC that was MUCH easier & less traumatic then my first vaginal birth with Zander 5.5 years ago. The most awesome part is once I was at 10 it only took 12 minutes with 4 big contractions a few minutes apart to get him out!!! Beats the 3.5 hours and all the tearing with Zander.

I feel AWESOME recovery wise & we went home the very next morning.  By the next day when we went home I honestly didn’t feel like I had just had a baby!  All 3 kids just ADORE him as do mommy & daddy.  So far he is pretty easy going just like his brother & sisters.  He did have a little issue with gaining weight at first but he finally stopped loosing & started gaining so things are going good.  He just gets to be mommy’s little peanut for a little longer… you got to love the squishy newborn stage!

One of my AWESOME friends, Kim, who I have mentioned before took some newborn pictures when Parker turned 2 weeks old this week.  She has only got a few edited & up on her site, but they are AWESOME!  All of the crocheted props I made while I was prego & they are from patterns I got on YouCanMakeThis.com.  The blue & white, giraffe & sheep skin backgrounds are all pieces of fabric I had in my sewing room & she took all the pictures on the couch in front of the window in my living room.  I can’t wait to see the rest!

First off a few pictures from the hospital that one of my best friends since middle school took for us.  I will say these are by no means nice pictures of me, but childbirth is hard work!  Honestly I look better then I did after my oldest sons birth so I might as well share them.

Right after daddy cut the cord… I just couldn’t believe he came out so fast & was tiny. (the same size as my first but I had been having giant baby nightmares at the end!)

He was SO alert from the minute his head came out, seriously B said it was weird because before the rest of him came out he had his eyes wide open!

The first time holding his baby boy :).  (this is B’s 1st child of his own)

This picture is very silly, but honestly it sums it all up :), we were just so happy that everything went so smoothly why not be a little silly?

This is the blanket I started crocheting the last few days while waiting for him to make his appearance… I finished it in the hospital.  The best part is he does exactly what I expected with his fingers & toes in the holes :).

Now for the 2 week shots…. these are just SO amazing… I wish I had photo’s like these of my other kiddos.

Today I got to sew for the first time since Parker arrived & I have a bunch of stuff planned for the blog this week so keep your eye out because not only do I have projects & new tutorials to share along with voting on last months challenge but also so coupon codes & giveaways too!

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6 Responses to Parker Scott Has Arrived!!!

  1. Peta says:

    Woohoo, congrats Kymy on the safe and quick arrival of Parker Scott.
    I’ve been checking in daily for news lol.
    The crocheted props look fantastic.

  2. He is so beautiful and I can’t believe how alert he is!! Congrats!

  3. Janet says:

    Kymy, What a keeper! Congrats to you and your family on the newest family member! The pictures are awsome and the props are great also. Enjoy Parker being little…as you know, it won’t last long!!

  4. Judy says:

    He is darling and he’ll be a good baby. I had a son on Feb 2, 1963 he was the best baby ever so you’ll enjoy him I’m sure.. Con grads to you and your family and I’ll keep your MIL in my prayers for a speedy recovery

  5. Andi S says:

    Congratulations Kymy. He is so beautiful. How wonderful is the gift of life. My brother shares Parker’s birthday….Groundhog Day. Prayers and thoughts to you and your new addition and for your Mother in Law.

  6. Cori says:

    Congratulations! He is absolutely precious.

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