Monday, October 08, 2007
...and baby makes...5!!! Welcome Home Cameron!
Hello all! Ok so I get a break from the once a week commitment. I am on maternity leave and so is my brain. The good news is that littel Mr. Erickson finally joined our family on September 10th @ 1:25pm. He weighed in at a whopping 8lbs. 12oz. and 20.5 inches long.
Giving birth is an AMAZING process. Thank goodness Heavenly Father helps us forget what labor is like from baby to baby otherwise this world would be full of only children. I can honestly say that this labor was the smoothest yet most painful one yet. Who needs the stinking epidural? We are women...hear us roar. Ok just kidding, I had the epidural after about 15 minutes of contractions. It provided welcomed relief and left me "comfortably numb" for a couple hours but , 4 hours later, when it was pushing time, yikes, lets just say that the phrase "burning ring of fire" has new meaning for me. 4 and half hours, start to finish, isnt too bad considering my last two where a minimum of 10 hours each.
Cameron has big blue eyes and my mouth (my kids all have that mouth). He has his daddys huge hands and fingers and his appetite. Let me tell you, the boy can eat.
So now its 4 weeks later and we are doing well and so is the little guy. Its so fun to watch how they grow so fast. Thank goodness for camera's. I went out and got myself a great camera with a warranty this time so that if my bad luck with electronics bites again, I have backup! So from here on there will be many more pics to see. Stay tuned....