"Home is the nicest word there is." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
In love with Jesus. Wife to my best friend & man I love more than life. Mama to 4 amazing God given blessings. Proud Homemaker & Homeschooler. Living life with it's ups and downs and blogging about it!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Andrew's birth day story & pictures!! (Our handsome sweet baby boy is 1 month old today!!)

Drew's birth day story (well, the abbreviated version, for those of you who asked for it)!

Andrew Coy David Fogg "Drew"

Andrew- "manly, strong, wise"-first apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ & in honor of Baby Andrew Fogg (Charlie's uncle)

Coy- "gentle, kind, quiet"- in honor of: Lloyd Coy Treat (my Grandpa)
David- "beloved of God" in honor of: Kermit David Ferguson (my uncle)
*The story of Drew's birthday begins with feeling achy and crampy off and on for about a month! However, the night before his birth, it was off the charts! I was up all night going to the bathroom and walking because my back hurt. I tossed and turned because my hips ached. But, I still did not think that I was in labor! =)
I woke up at around 6 and thought my water may have broke but I was just barely doing anything and in my history I have been a gusher when my water breaks, so, I didn't think it could really be that! But, by around 6:30 it just got worse so I called my Mom to come down and see if she thought that's what it was! Silly I know! After she came down, we called my sister to tell her that my water may have broke! Finally, we decided that's what it was and started getting ready to go to the hospital. It was around 8 am before we left and we had to drive an hour and a half to the hospital. So, after we arrived and got checked in, they hooked me up to pitocin as I was only a 3 and not even feeling my contractions yet! After 6 sticks and no success getting the IV needle in; I finally got the anesthegiolist who got it on her first try. Very painful. About noon I finally started feeling some real pain and progressed a 5 by 1:30. When I got my epidural(which didn't even work; the needle bent), I was a 7! And just minutes (and I do mean minutes) later, I was a 10 and ready to push with no doctor in sight! After the doctor ran from her office to the hospital, I was allowed to push and after much pain and a few pushes, sweet baby Drew came into this world and changed my life forever as once again I experienced the sweet blessed miracle, the privilege of giving birth.
I look at Drew and am amazed, as with all of our babies, that this child is part me & part Charlie & a lot of his own person! It's such a sweet time in our lives right now and I am so blessed and happy to be the Mama to such sweet babies and the wife to such a loving husband.

Well, there it is! The short abbreviated version of little Drew's birth day! And, finally, some recent pictures of Drew and our family to enjoy!

Have a great rest of the week!

Julie & family


Denise said...

Such sweet blessings.

crystal said...

And you did great through it all! He is such a blessing..Love YA

AmyD said...

Hooray, the labor story! What a precious baby boy you have! I'm so happy for you and your family. :-)

Darcy said...

Hi Julie!

I enjoyed reading Drew's birth story and seeing the pictures of your family. Your kids are adorable!

It's great to hear that he's doing so well and already got himself on a schedule. What a good baby!

I have 2 loaves of your pumpkin bread baking in the oven right now for breakfast tomorrow. Can't wait to have it with coffee. :)


Rebecca said...

Maybe it's because I teach child birth classes for our crisis pregnancy center, or maybe it's because I'm a mom, but I just love hearing the individual birth stories. And Drew is such a doll! I love that picture of him in his 2008 shirt!

If we don't find Him in the small things, how will we ever find Him in the big ones? ~Elisabeth Elliot