{April 12, 2013}

My baby boy's birthday.

What a special day. 

We checked into the hospital the night before (April 11th) at 8:00 but by the time they got me all hooked up it was about 10:00 pm. That was a long, sleepless night. How could I sleep?? Never mind that I was super uncomfortable and the nurse came in every 10 minutes to adjust the monitors that the baby kept kicking off my tummy, but I was going to meet my son the next day and could have exploded from excitement and nervousness. 

To make a long story short, once morning came I started progressing pretty quickly. The doctor manually broke my water (strangest. feeling. ever.), I immediately requested my epidural and after only one extremely painful contraction the drugs kicked in and I was feeling gooood. Thank heavens for modern day medicine!!

After 7 1/2 hours of "active labor", and 2 hours of pushing (yikes!) I heard the beautiful cries of my precious baby boy. 

{{Beau Nicholas Anderson}}
April 12, 2013
3:27 pm
8 lbs. 7 oz. -- 21 1/2 inches

 Joy, relief, excitement, peace, beauty, spiritual, pride, love, pure happiness. There are not enough words to describe that moment. It's an absolute miracle. A little piece of heaven right there in that hospital room.

Our first family photo.

Proud Daddy

Our wonderful doctor-- Dr. Zwiesler. We love him! 

Just kickin' it with Dad.

Head over heels in love.

Ready to go home!

  >>>A HUGE thanks to my wonderful Mom for taking 10 days from her busy life to come be with me. I'm so glad she got to be there for the birth of my son and that he got to meet her on his very first day of life. I am so blessed to have her as my mom.<<<

Beau LOVES his Grandma Lisa

"Um, Grandma? Did you see how strong I am?"

Needless to say, Nick and I are beyond obsessed with this precious babe. Our world quickly started to revolve around him and we realized that our lives and hearts would never be the same.

Thank you for joining our family Beau Nicholas Anderson.
We love you with all of our hearts.


Alyssa Joy said...

He is beautiful and you guys look SO happy! Congratulations!

Lisa Pinegar Nelson said...

This post is priceless. Thank you for doing it. Loved my time with you so much and I think we've officially started a new Nelson Family tradition - Granny Nelson's midwife services! With the help of a doctor and entire medical staff of course! What a treat that was. I don't think I can miss another grand child's birth ever again! Love you so much💖

Anonymous said...

So sweet! I am loving these pictures! That first one with Nick's hand on your head is soooo cute- I think he kinda loves you!! And Beau is seriously just cute as can be- little handsome blondie! And he has the prettiest skin color! Oh- and the one where he's looking up at your mom.... love it! Okay I JUST LOVE ALL OF THEM!!!! And how are you such a babe after giving birth?!?! Pretty mama!

Chase + Destiny said...

Obsessed with this post so much i dont know where to even begin!! we just love dr zwisler. Best obgyn ever & that delivery room holds such special places in our hearts!! Love you three (but especially beau.) :)

kye ericka allyson ruby stella ❤ said...

What a special day :) babies truly are miracles sent straight from heaven!! He is so handsome