Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sir William has arrived.....

It is hard to believe that less than a week ago all I could think of was how miserable I was being 9 months pregnant. Just as I finally reached the point of peace in waiting, knowing that this was just a short time in my life....and even more it was an opportunity to love the Lord in suffering (thanks Jamie).
I began preparing myself for long haul of just two more weeks little did I know it was more like two more days.
I went to my 38 week check up on Monday, February 22nd at 3pm. I had not been feeling well early in the day and thought it was typical pregnancy discomfort. My doctor saw me and immediately admitted me to the hospital to have me and William monitored because for the first time in this pregnancy my blood pressure was very high.
Later that evening after being monitored for several hours my doctor came in with the news....this baby needed to be born within 12 hours.
The next day I was scheduled for a c-section at 12:00. He was born at 12:39. The idea of a c-section throughout my pregnancy was one that I dreaded but I was prepared for.
I thought for a while that it may be avoidable but unfortunately it wasn't. Actually we are so blessed that I did not go into labor. We found out after he was born that the cord was loose around his neck, and if he would have descended it may have been bad. I only add that to this post to express just how thankful I am for the attentivness and faithfulness of Jesus. My son was born because of a loving God.
The first day of his life was a surreal day. One that is somewhat foggy to me now, but one full of overwhelming joy and indescribable love.

A family in waiting.......

About to become a daddy........

The happy family of 3!

There he is William Shea Drolet. Born at 12:39 pm on February 23, 2010. He weighed a whopping 8 lbs 12oz and was 21 inches long. He is so adorable. We get mixed opinions of who he looks like.....either way I think he is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen.

I have never experienced this undescriable love before.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ready for William

The last few weeks have been very busy around here. Getting settled into a new place, keeping up with school and of course setting up for William. A few weeks ago my friend Dianne and my aunt in law Theresa took me out to get the final items from my list. I came home some really great things. It was really starting to hit Shea and me that we are about to have a baby. To walk into the living room and see a swing, bouncy seat and boppy sitting in the rocking chair. Not to mention a set up crib. Wow! We are really going to have a baby!

I thought I would post some pictures of his bed and some of my favorite details.

This of course is the his crib. The bedding is airplanes.

One of my favorite things in his nursery is the airplane mobile. I had a hard time finding one for a long time. I told Dianne that I was looking for one. And leave to Dianne.....a couple of weeks later she made me one. I was so surprised by it. It is such a special gift that I will cherish forever.

I have decided to take a final picture of this pregnancy. I am no thrilled with how swollen I am and I also think that I just may not be one of those people that looks great pregnant.
But I have to say that I may be swollen and miserable, but the anticipation of finally having my baby boy in my arms is all that I can think about. Honestly, even though I haven't met him, held him or lay eyes on him yet I know that it is all worth it.