Friday, October 19, 2012

It's a boy!!!

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

Uncle Drew

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

Going home!

One last pic at our room with a view.

Isabel sharing her new toys.

Big sister and little brother.


  1. Oh my gosh carissa! congratulations! he's beautiful.

  2. Congrats! I think he looks a lot like his big sister.

  3. We are so happy for you guys! Boys are so much fun. We will have to make a time to come and see your little munchkin when we are there for Christmas. Congrats!

  4. Adorable. Love the "going home" mug in the car seat.