First Bath

The first bath at the hospital. This is when the nurse first noticed Greyden's patch of grey hair. She had never seen it before and was very amused.


Welcome Don Carlos!

Jared thought it would be funny to announce our new son as Don Carlos! Greyden Alan was much more fitting though. I was getting tired of being pregnant, so I made a very spicy dinner on Sunday night (Oct. 22nd) I started having contractions throughout that night. They were interfering with what I didn't realize was my LAST full night of sleep ever. Monday morning brought frequent contractions throughout the day. I was running up and down stairs, doing squats, speed walking... doing anything and everything to get the labor going. I didn't want to be stuck in labor forever. Jared & I went for a walk and again ate a spicy dinner. Good idea to eat spicy foods BEFORE labor... not during labor as I learned later in the evening.

Here is a photo of me DURING a contraction at home. Jared thought it would be fun to take. I can't believe I'm smiling.
After about 12 hours of intense, active labor Greyden arrived at 5:58 AM. He weighed 7 lbs 8 oz. and was 20 inches long. He had a cute little grey patch of hair on the back of his head and black furry ears.

One of my maternity pics...