We are so excited to announce the newest member to the family has arrived safe and sound! Charles Armstrong Hill ("Charlie") was born at 2:38pm on Friday, April 13th, 2012. He was healthy, happy, and too cute for words!
I think quite possibly the worst thing you can do while pregnant is assume that a baby will arrive early... or "like the last one"... Because Kaitlyn was 4 weeks early, I could not imagine that Charlie would ever had made it to his due date! Then he shows up 3 days late. You just never know when they are going to make their appearance, and now I know...
I will also add that I have been attempting this post since April and continue to get interrupted (like every two hours ;), so in my true slow fashion, I'm lucky to get it out before June, and I apologize for that!
Here's some pics from the birth and hospital!
Delivery Details (Guys, I'm sure you're not interested...)
That Thursday night 4/12, I started having contractions, and my water broke at midnight. The labor started immediately, so we headed right into the hospital. Luckily my mom was at our house, so she was able to stay with Kaitlyn! She had arrived on 4/7 to Montana with the hopes of the little guy already being here! When Justin dropped me off at the Emergency entrance, I told the man at the desk I needed to get to Labor and Delivery ASAP! His response... "Are you visiting someone?" NO, YOU IDIOT, I'M ABOUT TO HAVE A BABY ON YOUR FLOOR! Seriously, it was 1am and I was clearly in labor! So, everything moved pretty quickly through the early morning and we were all thinking he'd be born by 9-10am, but his head was tilted funny as I went to push, which basically meant that I was doing hours and hours of pushing, and he was not cooperating, so as you can imagine- having no sleep that night, no food since dinner on Thursday, and all that pushing, I was done for! Finally, he arrived that afternoon at 2:38pm. To make it slightly worse, my epidural only fully took effect on the right side, so I was feeling everything on the left. Justin was awesome through everything, as I knew he would be. And I think at the end of the day, he was feeling extra thankful that he was a man, and did not have to endure childbirth as we do! ;)
Here's his first picture with Dad!
Kaitlyn's first meeting with Charlie at the hospital that Saturday!
All snuggled up! Everything at the hospital went great. The doctors and staff and the nursery were all wonderful, and it was a great experience!
I think this last pic is my favorite- He looks so content and innocent, and he was so little! It is really amazing how much someone can grow in six weeks!
This is getting too long, so I will have to do another post about life at home with Charlie, more pics, things I've learned about having 2 kids, and Kaitlyn's top 10 funny quotes of the last few weeks!
***Hope everyone's doing well and having a great Memorial Day weekend! Stay tuned!***