We are so excited to welcome a new baby boy into our family. Elliot Javier Monroy was born October 15th, 2012, at 2:17 pm, weighing 6lb 15 oz and measuring 20.75 inches.
The delivery went great. I had a normal day on Sunday (I did walk for an hour that morning), and slept normally, but woke up for work at 6:30 with regular contractions every 3 minutes. I still got ready for work, send Isabel off to daycare and Franz off to work. I decided to cancel my morning for work, but still thought I could be coming in later. But by 8:30 they were getting stronger, so I called Franz and told him to come get me and take his time. By 9:30 I was calling wondering where he was since I was now in pain. He got home soon, and we arrived at the hospital tat 10:15. I was initially only dialated to a 3. Franz picked up Isabel from daycare and brought her by - she was a little nervous to see me in the hospital bed. I got the epidural and had my water broken at 12:30 (now dialated to a 4), then 1 hour later I was complete and ready to go! Franz was still gone (dropping Isabel off at great-grandmas), but he made it back. We waited for the doctor, pushed a few times and a little boy joined us!
|Grandpa Mike and Grandma Connie|
Isabel's first encounter wasn't the greatest. She had fallen asleep on the way there and was a little grumpy anyway. She had no interest in Elliot, but by the time she left she did give him a little kiss on the head with some prodding. The next day she did much better, I love the way she says "Elliot" and she loves calling herself the big sister.
|I am not sure how I feel about this little guy.|
|Ok, I think I like him.|
|Being silly with dad's glasses|
|...and Elliot's hat|
|One last pic at our room with a view.|
|Isabel sharing her new toys.|
|Big sister and little brother.|