Love and Food in the Big D

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Welcome to the World - Grant Henry Kelley

Five VERY sleepless weeks later....

I thought it was high time to finally (and of course) OFFICIALLY introduce you to our newest little joy. 

It's funny that after nearly 9 months of planning, prepping, enduring the discomforts (and of course the joys of pregnancy)...when the time finally came to meet the little person taking residence inside my all still felt so surreal.  

After more than a few health scares popped up throughout my pregnancy (dealing with my diabetes which came with daily insulin injections and constant sugar monitoring, finding out Grant had a two vessel cord instead of three, a heart valve issue with Grant that scared the crap out of me but ended up being ok & placenta previa that landed me in the hospital with a bleed and put me on modified bed rest) we were feeling more than a little nervous to face this day.  Thankfully, after all that, we delivered a very healthy and OH SO HANDSOME baby boy!  

Grant Henry Kelley joined our clan on August 11, 2015 at 1:01pm via c-section and we ALL couldn't be more thrilled... EVEN Everleigh!  She's been an amazing big sister and hasn't once asked to send him back to where he came from.  ;)  

So without further ado..(and because this sleep deprivation is NOT for the faint of heart and I really should be napping right now..) here's a look back at Grant's birthday. 

August 11th and our hospital stay - In Pictures

My very LAST preggo selfie..taken right before we left to the hospital. 

Because this c section was planned, we checked in at 10am and went straight to the operating "holding:" room with Chad and my parents (who would be in town for the next two weeks helping us adjust to life with a toddler and a newborn).  

All dressed and ready to go...

Nervous smiles

Then... at 1:01pm after a few tugs here and a few tugs there..
Little Man Kelley took his first breath and of course it was amazing :)
Cue the instant tears.. 

Happy Birthday Grant Henry Kelley :)

Grumpy little face and mommy 

Daddy and Grant waiting for the doctors to finish working on mommy.  

8lbs 2oz and 20" long

Big sister Everleigh meets her baby brother for the first time.. 

And she's in love :)

Be still my heart.  I love my guys.

Sleepy baby..

Definitely what an Awesome Sister Looks Like :) 
Everleigh helping Grandma Maldonado feed baby brother

FREEDOM! Finally got released on Friday, August 14th
And now the REAL fun began :)