(*Disclaimer... the photographer asked Josh to put on a dark shirt that showed a lot of his arm. We did NOT expect for it to show! :) There is no way I would let him wear this!! ha!)
One of the first items that I just had to rush out and buy after Cooper was born was a pee pee cover! The first several days that we had him home were quite funny and just have to be documented!! Josh seemed to not be able to escape children peeing and was probably more than ready to head back to work. The first incident happened when we were giving Cooper his first bath. Of course we weren't quite prepared and it took a little while. During that time a very tall stream shot out! Later that same day Cooper's diaper leaked and covered Josh! Now the funniest of all of the situations actually involved Caroline. She has quite the fascination with people going to the bathroom and she barged in while Josh was going in our downstairs restroom. She stuck her hand out mid stream and soaked him!! Needless to say, we did laundry many times per day!! Just as he had had it with children peeing, he took Caroline's diaper off to give her a bath and quickly set her down on the bathroom floor to get her towel. She squated and went on the floor! She had never done this and I have to say that it was pretty hilarious! Josh definitely gets the best dad of the year award!!
Posted by The Botts Family at 4:57 AM
My mom was gracious enough to come and stay for 3 weeks!! She got here one week before Cooper arrived and allowed us to go out for my birthday. We spent that week shopping and getting ready for the arrival of our little guy. We might have also tried all things to induce labor, however nothing seemed to work. The main thing she helped with was keeping Caroline occupied! She took great care of her while we were at the hospital and then afterwards while I was tending to Cooper. Caroline found a new love of emptying out all of her clothes from her dresser and scattering the clothes around the house. Definitely not an easy task to keep up with!
And of course while she was here she got in great snuggle time with Coopster!
We couldn't have done it with out you Grami!! I miss the early mornings the most when you would get up with Caroline and I could keep sleeping!! :) WE LOVE AND MISS YOU!
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|40 weeks pregnant on my due date. A tad bigger than before! :)|
Everything went perfectly this time and was pretty similar to before. However, things took just a little longer. We were so spoiled that Caroline came so quickly and was born by 8am, that when morning came and the doctor said I was only dialated to 2.5cm, Josh and I were a little discouraged. But our little man just wanted to come on his own time! The nurse started pitocin around 9:30 am and then my water was broken at 11:15 am. The contractions started to get pretty uncomfortable by this point and I really wanted to get the epidural! However the hospital had other plans. There was already a c-section scheduled for that morning so the anesthesiologist was going to be tied up for at least an hour. Okay I thought, I can handle this for just a little bit longer, but I definitely want to get it soon!! Well, then another lady was having a bad labor and they decided to do an emergency c-section. This meant I couldn't get the epideral for at least 2 more hours!! WHAT?? I just did not want to go so far and not get it and was tired from not sleeping the night before that I just started crying. All of the emotion just overtook me and I couldn't handle it. I just kept imagining what the pain would be like. So my nurse was fabulous and kept going to check on the doctor. They ended up calling another anesthesiologist that just happened to be stopping by the hospital and he came and gave me the epideral. Praise God!! After that, everything was smooth sailing and with about 20 minutes of pushing, Cooper arrived!
Posted by The Botts Family at 11:55 AM