Monday, June 27, 2011

Brayden Cruz Harvey

Well, he is finally here. Brayden Cruz Harvey was born via c-section on June 16, 2011. Brayden He is the first to be born in Canada and the first to stay with me in the hospital room the whole time I recovered.
Here he is minutes after birth. It was nice to hear his little cry. Philip and I were overcome with tears of joy to see our healthy baby boy. Many memories flooded our minds as we were there in the OR welcoming our second son. We could not have asked for anything more perfect.
Here he is being weighed. He came in at 3.58 kilograms which converted to pounds is 7 lbs 14 0z. He was 20 inches long or 50.8 centimeters. Fortunately they did the conversions for me because otherwise I would have been in the OR doing math to figure it out.
Finally after cleaning, weighing, and all other things they finally brought him to me and layed him across my chest. This was such a wonderful moment.

Next Philip and Brayden went to the nursery for father son time while I went to the recovery room for what seemed like forever. I was there for about 2 hours when finally I could move my toes and they let me go to my room to hold and feed the baby.
A few moments later Summer's little feet entered the room and she was smiling from ear to ear. She was so excited to see her new baby brother. She loved holding him for the first time, and even had natural instincts to bounce the baby when he cried.
Brayden got his first bath in the hospital. I already know he does not like baths, getting his diaper changed, or getting undressed. He likes his clothes to stay put. He really reminds me of Summer when she was a baby. Summer thinks he looks just like Scott. I took out her baby pictures and I think they look very similar.

Finally at home! We were so ready to finally come home and have a comfortable bed along with comfortable couches and better food. I am grateful however to all the nurses for the help they were. It is always nice to ask them all my questions while I am there. It has been so long since having a baby at home that I was full of questions to ask.

We had to keep socks on his hands because he kept scratching his face and I never made the effort to buy little mittens.
Here he is sleeping.
Still Sleeping.
Again still sleeping.

In fact he sleeps great until about 1:00 am when he finally decides it is time to wake up and stay up for a while. I am finally getting use to him waking up and needing to be fed. Somehow mothers are blessed to make it through the next day with little sleep. I love life with my kids and I am so happy that our baby is finally here. There is so much joy that comes from a tiny little baby. I hope to take it all in and spend as much time with him as possible before he grows too much.

Philip, Summer, and I could not be more happy than we are right now.

16 comments:

Michelle said...

Congrats Harvey Family!!! I am so happy for you guys. He is adorable!!

Emily said...

Congrats! What a beautiful birth--I am so happy for you guys! He looks a lot like Summer to me, too--except she looks SO grown up now.

emily nolte

Janna said...

Congratulations, Melissa! I am so happy for you and your family! :) :) :) He is so beautiful. Thinking of you...

Erekson's said...

he is perfect! I am so happy for you guys, congrats and I can't wait to meet him when we come in a few months!

The Mangums said...

Congratulations! Brayden is precious. I love the pictures of Summer holding him, what a great big sister!

Kristen and Ryan said...

Yea!! He is so handsome. Seriously. I couldn't believe when I read his weight because he looked like such a chubber to me! I love you guys! We miss you! I so wish I could see you and your family with this awesome little addition!

Jana said...

Congrats!!! He is adorable! I am so happy for you and Phillip, but mostly Summer. She will LOVE having a little brother! What a wonderful blessing little healthy sleepy babies are!

Betty Ann said...

He's FANTASTIC!!!!!

Sara said...

He is so so precious! I'm so happy for you guys!

Bryan and Rebekah said...

I am so overwhelmed with emotion! what a cute little guy. I am so glad everything went well and smoothly. Enjoy your time with the little man. We love you guys!

Monique said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for your family! He's adorable :) Glad things are going well. Summer will be a wonderful big sister!

Travis and Sharis Schaat said...

Congrats!!! He looks so cute!!

Thi said...

He is a handsome little baby. Congrats Harveys! I seriously love the name, and not like I have any bias about it. :) I hope you are all doing well and enjoying Canada. Hugs.

Jessica said...

He is beautiful! I am so happy for you guys, what a blessing! Congrats!

Kevin and Kerry said...

Congratulations!! He is absolutely perfect and I am sure you are just loving that little guy!! We are so excited for your growing family and just miss being closer to ya'll. Give him a kiss for us and know we are thinking about all of you!

dover said...

Congrats guys... He's got some great parents!