Posted by: Tricia | August 24, 2007

And then there were three…



Hi everyone! We thought it would be neat to start a blog for our family now that Elliott is here…I guess that means that we think we’re more exciting now. Actually, we just thought it would be a good way for people to check in and get updates on what’s going on in our lives, and it will be a good way for us to start a journal of our own. As most of you already know, we just welcomed Elliott Keene Welch into the world 22 days ago! He was born on August 2, 2007 at 7:43pm weighing 6 pounds 3 ounces and 18 1/2 inches long. The pregnancy and birth were absolutely amazing! My labor had to be induced 2 weeks early due to some problems with my blood pressure being too high, but everything turned out great. We had an amazing midwife who gave me the confidence to endure a lengthy delivery! I don’t think David and I could have anticipated how wonderful the moment that Elliott made his grand entrance into the world would be. We were both crying tears of joy and relief and we could not have imagined him being more beautiful. I could not believe that we were finally getting to see our child face to face. The first night in the hospital was so special. David gave Elliott his first bath and I lay next to him trying to make myself get some sleep when all I wanted to do was stare at him. Elliott is three weeks old now and we are enjoying him more and more each day. He has a very sweet disposition. He only cries when he’s hungry, bored, or having his diaper changed. He is beginning to study our faces more intently. David and I love interacting with him. He loves to eat and is growing so fast! In fact, from one doctor’s visit to the next, he had gained 15 oz in 9 days! We’ll have another appointment next week so we’ll be sure to let everyone know how it goes! Dexter is very interested in Elliott, but Elliott isn’t really giving Dexter the attention he thinks he deserves. We keep telling Dexter that they will be playing together soon. Maverick has been staying at my mom’s house for the past 2 months because Dexter had knee surgery. He has had the opportunity to meet Elliott and he was very sweet with him. We hope to have Maverick at home with us for good within the next week…making us a complete family at last!

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