Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dylan Robert Newman

A Baby fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty

Mollie gave birth to a healthy 6.7 lb, 21inch baby boy today at 0159 am, Dylan Robert Newman.

Yesterday we had a routine 38 week appointment and our doctor determined that Mollie had low Amniotic Fluid volume and he wanted us to come in for an induction.

1 pm: Admitted to Hospital
2 pm: Drug administered to start labor (pitocin)
4 pm: Water broke430 pm: contractions began
8 pm: Mollie around 8 cm dilated
1130 pm: Mollie completely dilated and began to push
0159 am : Baby born

Mollie and Dylan shortly after delivery

Mollie and Karalee - Mollie and I relied on our awesome birthing nurses who guided us through this, Epidural free. Karalee not only educated us in our childbirth education classes she was assigned to be our nurse through the toughest part of the 9 hour labor.

More to come very soon.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


A couple weeks ago Mollie and I went to get our pictures taken to document Mollie's growing belly. Here are a couple of the pics that we thought turned out well.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Baby Celebration

What a week of baby fun~

On Wednesday night Ryan's department at work threw a "baby celebration" for the four couples expecting babies in the near future. Ryan and Alan, the expectant fathers, had to participate in a skills set that included changing a diaper, swaddling a baby, and then drinking [beer] from a baby's bottle. We're not really sure who won (definitely NOT the babies) but the guys had us in stitches when Ryan used parmesan cheese and hot pepper for baby powder (applying it to baby's bum) and Alan swaddled the baby like it was a Chipotle burrito! While Ryan was trying to drink from the bottle as a baby would, Alan simply popped the top and chugged it down. They are going to make great fathers...

On Thursday we picked up our stroller from Fitzharris: the BOB Revolution. Ryan's been checking out jogging strollers and bike trailers since the week we found out we were having a baby. I tell people he's all about the accessories! I'm watching him play with all of the moving parts as I type this blog. He's practicing with the car seat attachment right now (I've now been instructed in the proper mechanics for putting in and taking out the car seat). Apparently it has great maneuverability as it "turns on a dime!"

We had a nice time last Friday at cousin Jessie's wedding. It was nice to see family and friends and I got tons of baby advice from cousin Mark's wife Jess. As a new mom, she knows what we're in for...

Sophie gave us a run for our money (literally) on Saturday. An emergency vet visit and >$200 later, we hope to have a healthy kitty again soon.

Monday night was Ryan's night out with the guys and Tuesday night was his night in with the guys (Alan and Justin came over for beef stroganoff).

I wonder if the guys are going to come around when Baby's here...I wonder if guys' nights involve babysitting...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Baby Showers

Over the last couple weeks we have been blessed with family and friends throwing us (Mollie) wonderful baby showers. On Sept 26th family and friends met at the Stonehouse Restaurant to celebrate. Thanks Crystal and moms for all the work on setting up the day. After the shower the Newmans, Joel and Sabrina, and the Huls' enjoyed a BBQ at our house.

On Tuesday night coworkers threw Mollie and me a shower at the Green Mill. Thanks Joy and Jen for the great time and the wonderful cake!!!

Thanks to Grandma Rosie, Baby's room has been painted "kangaroo beige." Now if only the window blinds and furniture would arrive...