Matthew William Barnett was born Monday, June 28th in the evening at 7:47 at Riverton Hospital. I woke that day feeling like it just might be 'the' day. As you can read on the picture, he weighed 8 lbs 15 oz. The delivery went quickly and pretty smoothly, thankfully.
Here I am with my little old man.
My mom came up Monday to take the older kids for us while we went to hospital. She brought them up to visit Tuesday afternoon. I got lots of hugs from my sweethearts. They were very sweet with their new brother. He's certainly going to have to quickly adjust to lots of action and volume!
We had to remind them a few times that this was a little human not to be fought over. It was so hard for them to wait their turn to hold him!
And this is the 'Micah hold'.
Funny little Mira.
Everyone crowded around to check out his umbilical cord, feet, hands, hair, ears... I won't mention what Ella thought his you-know-what looked like.
Matthew had a fairly high bilirubin level, so the pediatrician wanted him to stay under triple light therapy throughout the night. Which meant I got to enjoy another pleasant stay in my hospital bed. Plastic covered with a sheet. But his levels are down this morning. I've just got to keep nursing him and he needs to keep filling his diaper. I'll take him tomorrow to be rechecked. If the level creeps up more we'll have to do home photo therapy.