Friday, November 29, 2013

Ian gets more visitors from Michigan for Thanksgiving

This time it's Theresa's sister Rita and her daughter Aubrey.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Flowers Family pictures

How do we not have a family picture yet?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's dangerous to play with balloons

So I found this blue balloon lying around...

Theresa! Be careful with that!!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ian gets some visitors from Michigan

Uncle Donald and cousin Abby made the journey all the way from Michigan to visit the newest member of the family.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ian's photoshoot

We're very proud to announce Ian Robert Flowers' birth to the world. Our plan was to send out a bunch of announcement cards, but first we need pictures!

Ian's first walk, first doctor visit and first bath

It was a nice southern California night so we headed out for our first walk.

But guys... it's dark outside...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Our first night at home

It's our very first night at home! Just me holding my little boy.

Ian gets to come home!

Only 3.5 days after the cesarean it's time to come home! Both mom and baby have checked out fine and we're being discharged.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chillin in the hospital room

After getting back to the room, we slept when we could. It was tough though with all the nurses and doctors constantly going back and forth. It will sure be nice to be home.

Doing my part with the burping after the feeding.

In the recovery room after Ian is born

We get wheeled into the recovery room and we're the only ones there. While there she's holding him in her arms just loving on him.

Ian's Delivery

He's here! He's here!

But what's the story behind him getting here? Read on.

Welcome Ian Robert Flowers!

Theresa and I are very excited to introduce the newest member of our family!

Ian Robert Flowers was born November 11th, 2013 at 11:06pm. He weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 21 inches long! Both Theresa and Ian are doing well!

Of course I have a ton more photos. I'll have the entire story as I get time to write it up!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Labors of Theresa

It was an early Sunday morning. We woke up at a normal time and today Theresa was really wanting a good breakfast this morning, so we made homemade belgian waffles. Pair that with bacon, eggs, and juice and we are eating like kings.

Around 10am, Theresa started to have some pain down below. Looks like contractions are starting! They're only 9-10 minutes apart right now so we can't head to the hospital just yet. Instead, we spend the day getting ready and watching Sunday football. At halftime of the Broncos game, Theresa was feeling even more uncomfortable so we decided to walk around the neighborhood. We had a lot more frequent stops as T started having more pains, including one break where she sat on a retaining wall for a while. We got back home and finished the Broncos game while T tried to get comfortable. Around 6pm she said the contractions were frequent enough to head to the hospital, meaning they're 4-5 minutes apart. All our stuff is already packed and we're ready to go.

One of my big worries about getting to the hospital was traffic. I was so worried he'd come around 4pm on a Friday when the traffic on the freeways was jam packed. But instead, we were on the road by 6:30pm and again we had great traffic since it was a Sunday night.