Monday, October 17, 2011

Welcome Trigg Uriah

Last week, on October 9th in the wee hours of the morning (2:30am) Heather's water broke at home. We got ready for a big day, called our friend and doula Laura and then headed to the hospital around 10 that morning!
We had a great staff of nurses and doctors helping us through the day. Laura was fantastic and we are both so grateful that she was with us through the day. We got to our room about 12:15 and Heather was started on pitocin to help contractions get closer (they also got a lot stronger). By 6:24pm Trigg Uriah was born! Heather was amazing, she did the whole thing without pain meds or anesthesia!
The next day, Trigg got his first bath...and he seemed to enjoy it!

All bundled up in his octopus outfit!

I am one proud papa!

...and Heather is a very thankful mom!

God's timing is perfect. Trigg was 3 weeks early, but he weighed in at 6lbs and he is healthy!

We feel so blessed to be surrounded by great family and friends! Life truly is better together and we love the community around us.

4 generations!

The grandparents

Our friend Laura, thanks so much for all you did for us...and Happy Birthday!

My sister Christa stopped by to see the little man.

The OC VandeLune's and the Pella VandeLune's drove over when they found out that we were headed to the hospital, they were excited to meet the new addition to the family.

Trigg, Rob and Toby
Derek stopped by to see how we were doing.


Jen and Sarah also stopped by to see Trigg

Kim stopped by, her little guy Brant and Trigg are sure to be great friends, only 2 weeks apart in age!

Margaret and Dean

Sarah and Lainey stopped by to visit

After 2 days, we were all set and ready to head home to get some good food and sleep in comfortable beds!

We are so thankful to all our family and friends for their prayers and support through this last week. Mom and Trigg are both doing great! Throughout this last week, we have both seen God's provision and grace and this new little man came into the world! Despite only sleeping in 2 to 3 hour shifts, this week has flown by...they grow up so fast!

1 comment:

the Cavens said...

Congratulations! You already look and sound like great and seasoned parents. Trigg is adorable! And great job Heather!! Praying for lots of rest for you all as you soak up your time with your new little man.