Thursday, June 24, 2010

Home Sweet Home

So here is a little update on our little Nathan. He came "home" last friday, meaning Alan and I got to take him out of the hospital and drive the 3 1/2 hours to Sugar Land (near Houston) where he moved us in the Saturday before. My parents came and helped us by watching the boys for us for the week in Sugar Land while we stayed in Waco with Nathan. It is really nice to have him with us and to be in our new home. Alan started work on Monday and the boys are starting to get back into a normal routine. I hope to be able to post more pictures of Nathan and some of our place here sometime soon. Things are still a little crazy with me not being able to really do as much as I would like because of my c-section and trying to juggle Sammy, Jakie, and a new baby and with Alan trying to help me and also trying to get into the swing of things with his new job, so I don't know when that will happen. Hopefully soon.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our New Little Man!

We had a little boy early Tuesday morning!! We cannot be happier to have him as an addition to our home. We were sad that he didn't come naturally, but he didn't likely because he was so big. Nathan John Gunnell weighed in at 9lbs 8oz and 22in long born on June 8th at 1:34 am. He was 10 days overdue, but he would still have been a big baby despite the extra time.

Nathan just before they took him the the nursery for some more tests. He has some awesome bushy eyebrows!

Minda with him just after he was born waiting in recovery.

Both of the boys were able to come and see him and hold their new baby brother. They were really excited for him to come. So excited that it was a short little time before we had to have them go.

Jacob holding Nathan!

Sam holding Nathan!

Grandma Jane was also able to come and see him. She wasn't left alone too much during her turn though.

Minda has already been discharged! We are really grateful for the speed of her recovery so far. This is also significant because Nathan had to be moved to the other hospital in town for further treatment. He has had low platelet counts, so much so that he needs to be in the NICU for almost a couple of weeks to kill the infection that is causing him trouble right now. He is already making improvements since his transfer to Hillcrest early this morning. He is strong and we are feeling confident that he will be okay, but we are not past the point of really worrying about him.

More post to come I'm sure and pictures too.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Preschool Party and Bowling

Recently the boys finished up their first year of preschool and we celebrated at Chuck E Cheese with a little party with their classmates. It was one of the first times the boys had ever been to Chuck E Cheese and they loved it. We had a little awards ceremony with the families and the boys were really excited about it all.
Jacob opening up a little graduation present.
Sam with his present.

Since we have had Alan's mom staying with us to help us with the boys while I have this baby (yes I am still pregnant) we have been doing some fun things. One thing we did was go bowling with Grandma Jane.
Daddy and Jakie
Sammy and Grandma Jane

Here I am bowling in an attempt to get Nathan moving. I won by the way, kind of surprising considering my condition.
In preparation for Jane's arrival the boys made their own beds, it was really cute because they were helping each other and were so proud of themselves.

Now we are just waiting to see if this baby will come on his own or if I will have to get a c-section, which I am definitely not excited about.