Monday, October 18, 2010

Weston Jones Blaser

Sorry again for the following major ONSLAUGHT of posts.  ENJOY!! :)

Introducing: Weston Jones Blaser
Born: Monday, October 4, 2010 at 10:17 am
Weight: 7 1bs. 4 oz.
Length: 21 in.
3 days old
Things went smoothly, and everyone is healthy and happy. 

I've obviously been completely distracted by and utterly infatuated with this little boy, so much so that it took me TWO whole WEEKS to post any pics of him.  Sorry.  :) 
If you are interested in the labor and delivery details or what we've been up to the last few weeks (which isn't much besides eating and sleeping), feel free to scroll through the many following posts.

Keeping Busy

What have we been doing the last two weeks, instead of blogging?  Taking a ridiculous amount of pics, and doing the following...

...keeping Weston smelling so fresh and so clean
...enjoying a very quick afternoon visit from Grandpa and Grandma Blaser
...taking naps
...cheering on the Cards
...attempting to take some fun baby Weston photos
...and just being cute.

The Big Event

Although my actual due date was set for Saturday, October 9th, we had opted to induce early if Baby Blaser was not born by Monday, October 4th, so that Brett's only week off work would not be waisted waiting for his arrival. We had originally scheduled the induction for Monday, but plans were changed when the hospital told us they were full Monday and we would have to schedule it for Tuesday. We scheduled the induction for Tuesday the 5th, so we were TOTALLY caught off guard when Sunday night, October 3rd, we received a phone call at 5:30 pm asking if I wanted to come in at 8:30 pm THAT NIGHT to be induced! AHHH!!! We said yes, packed our bags, and headed to the hospital.

 Because I was already so far progressed upon arrival, they didn't end up starting my induction with Pitocin until 5:00 am Monday morning.  I received my epidural at 6:45, water broke at 8:30, started pushing at 9:50, and Weston was born at 10:17 am! Short and sweet!

Ready to head to the hospital. Sunday, October 3rd - 39 wks and 1 day
We feel so lucky that Brett was able to deliver Weston.  It was an amazing experience for both of us.
Our new family
 Meeting his Uncle Spencer and Grandpa and Grandma Jones
 Ready to head home one day later
 I can not put into words the love I have for this little boy, but I'm sure every mother knows the feeling.  We feel so blessed that the delivery went well and that Weston is completely healthy.  I am overwhelmed with gratitude that my Heavenly Father would bestow such a sweet innocent spirit to me.  We are completely smitten with him.  Our lives are forever changed for the better.

Happy Birthday Brett!

"Brett Luck": a new term recently coined by family and friends referring to Brett's seemingly innate ability to acquire easier rotations/shorter hours/extra time off work/etc. 

Somehow, throughout med school and now residency, Brett has continually been exceptionally lucky with his work schedules and time off.  So imagine our excitement, once again, when one of Brett's two days off the whole month just happened to fall on this last Saturday, his birthday!  Can you say best birthday present of all?!  So what did we do to celebrate?  Not much of anything!  Brett was happy to just stay home, relax, and catch up on some much needed sleep with his dog and his new son.  Oh, and we devoured an ENORMOUS white chocolate macadamia nut cookie from Paradise Bakery.  YUM!
Happy Birthday to my sweetest hubby.  I love you SO much and am so grateful for all your hard work.  Happy day off!!


In response to my extreme inability to make decisions and my tendency toward procrastination, many of you truly came to our rescue in helping us get prepared for the arrival of our baby boy. We were very blessed to have so many supportive family and friends help supply us with many of the necessities to care for this baby.

Some of our dearest family friends, the Francoms, threw me an absolutely beautiful shower over in Mesa, complete with adorable invitations, a diaper cake, and Gloria's ever-so-scrumptious, famous cupcakes.  It was fun to reconnect with many family and friends I hadn't seen in a while.

Some friends from our ward also threw me the cutest red and blue automobile-themed shower that featured Nicole's cutest Pottery Barn-esqe decorating, and Erna and Heidi's Celebrity Chef-like cooking and baking.  Talk about the most delicious carrot cake and cream cheese frosting EVER!

Thank you SO MUCH to Gloria, Katie, Nicole, and Erna, and to EVERYONE that came to the showers and helped subdue my anxiety about my total lack of preparation.  What would I have done without you all?  Thank you, thank you, thank you!