Saturday, February 20, 2010

Brock Adam Matthews

At 1:45 pm Thursday the 18th of February Brock Adam Matthews was born. Krista started having cramps the day before, but they never amounted to anything until 4 am that night. Her contractions were about 10 minutes apart until 7:30 then they all of a sudden were 3 minutes apart so we rushed to the hospital in Highland Park. She was dilated to a 5 on arrival, so the nurses rushed to get an IV running and she quickly go an epidural. From then on out it was smooth sailing. Krista only had to push twice and Brock came right out. We stayed at the hospital for two days so Krista could get some good rest. Krista's mom had gotten into town the night before so she was able to watch Andee for us. Andee was able to visit in the hospital a couple of times and seems excited to have a little brother. She loves to tell everybody that Brock is "My brother." We're home now and Krista's mom is staying for another week, so it will be good to have the extra help. We are so happy to have Brock safely here.


Krista just after she got the epidural. She wasn't this calm a few minutes ago.


Brock just seconds after he was born.


The proud parents.


Brock getting all the guck washed from his hair.


Father and Son


What a cutie.

Grandma at the hospital.


The whole family. It sure changes the feel of things having a fourth member.


Andee holding Brock when we got home. She was so excited to have us all home.

15 comments:

Brad and Jamie said...

Little Brock is absolutely beautiful! Andee sure looks happy holding her little bro! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to meet him in person. I love the picture of all of you at the hospital, Andee is beaming!

Jeff and aimie said...

Soooo cute!!! cant wait to meet him!!! glad all went well!!

DREW and MICHELLE said...

Congrats you guys! Your babies are beautiful! Good luck with everything!

Furniss Family said...

Oh my goodness, what a cute little man :) Congrat's to you all, we just had our 2nd little boy 2 weeks ago and it's so awesome being a parent of 2 kids. Krista, I hope the recovery from the delivery goes well, I know how fun that is :(

Kira said...

Congrats guys! He is a cutie!

Julie N. said...

What a cutie! I'm so glad that everything went well! And perfect timing! congrats!

Shauna Velasquez said...

Aw, what a cutie! Missed Halle's birthday by one day! Glad all went well!

Ben, Rach, and Hebe said...

Congratulations! He is a cutie pie. Hopefully he and mommy are recovering nicely.

April said...

What a handsom little guy!!! Can't wait to see him in person! That last picture of Andee holding Brock is just too precious... proud big sis! Congrats!!!

Lindsy Hartsock said...

Congrats! He is so handsome. We are in Forest Park now so we will have to get together. If I remember right you guys are almost done with school. I know things are crazy right now, but when life settles down a bit let me know. I would love to help any way I can too.

mel said...

He's sure handsome! Boys are fun.

Jathan and Heather said...

Congrats friends! So glad everything went smoothly and he's here! He is SO cute! Take it easy Krista, hope the recovery goes well. Can't wait to meet the little guy someday. Which reminds me, are you guys going to Grandma's 90th birthday? Congrats again guys. Take care, Heather

Jathan and Heather said...

Felicidades primos! Su bebe' esta' bien lindo! Queremos ver mas fotos!
Jay

Misner Family said...

That is awesome. We are so excited for you guys. Boys are the best, and well see how girls go. We cant wait to see you guys! who knows when?

Michelle M said...

Two pushes- Krista you're amazing. Congratulations guys.

I think the transition to two kids was harder than the transition to one. But after a while, you'll get the routines down. Daphne's turning two next month, and I've definitely got it down now! Andee will have to learn patience as you tend to Brock, nursing and changing diapers. I remember telling Dayton all the time, "Mommy can't, Mommy's nursing." He eventually learned to wait.