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Postby Gromit » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:00 pm

First of all, apologies for the delay in posting but life has been incredibly hectic.

It all started about two months ago when I began feeling, well... not so well. A trip to the Drs office turned into a trip to the hospital to be monitored closely for preeclampsia for five days. That was followed by three weeks of bed rest, which included me working from home and desperately trying to get life in order before Baby Gromit arrived.

POor Mr. Gromit had to take care of alot of the final preparations. Fortunately I am anal retentive enough that a lot of the stuff had been done in advance. Good thing huh?

Let me just say that bed rest SOUNDS like a really great idea as long as it doesn't apply to you. For me it was akin to being trapped in the airport waiting area at Cyril King Airport. Watching all the people walking by the glass headed off to their vacation and there you are stuck in limbo. Not. Happy.

After three weeks (and things being relatively stable) my body basically said, "And we're done here" so it was time to induce. I was at 38 weeks so the Doc felt like Mini Gromit had cooked long enough and would be fine joining the world. Besides if we left him in any longer my heart and kidneys were not handling the extra strain of growing a whole other person any longer.

They induced me June 6 in hopes of getting Baby Gromit out the garage door. However, after 12 hours of labor it was apparent that he was parked and had NO INTENTION of early eviction. So he came out through the window.

He was 6 lbs 4 oz and 19.5" long.

SO while the birth did not go as planned (why should it, this whole pregnancy thing was not planned!) everything turned out very well.

He was beautiful and we named him Alexander James. I've always loved the name Alexander and my Dad was named James (he passed in September 2001) so we felt this was a way to include him in Baby Gromit's life.

Certainly I had planned to be doing something VERY DIFFERENT with my life at this point. After eight years of trying to have a baby I had just given up and figured it was just not meant to be. But apparently the universe had different plans ... and a sense of humor.

So, here I am, a full fledged honest to goodness Mommy.

Many thanks to all of you who have sent so many wonderful gifts for Baby Gromit. I will try to send pics of him wearing or playing with the various items as we incorporate them into his life.

He's growing quickly and is already 20" long and 8 lbs 11 oz. He's such a good baby. He only cries when he is hungry or needs to be changed. Overall he's very mellow (totally unlike his mommy). We are so blessed.

I have included some baby pics below.

Hugs to all and thanks for asking about us!

Mr. Gromit holding baby

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Self portrait of me and baby Gromit in the wee hours of the morning

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Holding Mommy's Hand

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My sweet little boy

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My bottle is bigger than me!

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Gettin' Jiggy With It

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Hi there people!

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Postby California Girl » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:06 pm

Congrats on your wee one! So glad to hear everyone is healthy and happy! :D
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Postby loria » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:08 pm

Oh Gromit--he's lovely!!! Sorry about the rought end to your pregnancy--bedrest indeed is a B&tch--but preeclampsia is not something to be messed with--glad you are ok. enjoy this time- and all the wonderful adventures to come.
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Postby cocosmom » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:11 pm

Thanks for the wonderful update & wishes to all!
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Postby indianaizzy » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:11 pm

What a gorgeous baby! I have been following your postings for quite some time and feel like i know you (or would really like to know you). Your boat trip was great reading. I have been waiting for an update on your big "surprise" and am so glad that everything turned out well for you. Congratulations and please keep the forum updated on your great new adventure!
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Postby Kealani » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:24 pm

What a beautiful baby- Glad to hear that everyone is doing well!
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Postby toni » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:26 pm

Many congratulations to everyone! Love the self-portrait :D
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Postby bevm » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:40 pm

He's a keeper for sure! Congratulations!!
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Postby Pia » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:40 pm

[b]O M G [/b] can you say gorgeous :) Many congratulations girlfriend (and to you too Tony :) )

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Postby Nancie-Pa » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:48 pm

"Happy days are here again!" :D
So glad everything worked out alright. Enjoy! Enjoy!
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Postby CBama » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:00 pm

have always enjoyed reading your trip reports and posts...

congratulations on the birth of your son.....
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Postby Coden » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:06 pm

Welcome to our world Alexander James! We are so glad to have you here and wish you nothing but the best. Enjoy life and being with your loving mommy and daddy! :)
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Postby EagleRayLover » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:30 pm

Best end to a Trip Report ever!!! Congrats! :D :D
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Postby Jan&MikeVa » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:51 pm

Kala and Andy..........Mike and I are beyond happy for you guys!!! Such a sweet little guy :)
You two will be amazing and wonderful parents. Love you, and we'll look forward to seeing you guys again and meeting our little fella :)
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Postby byado18 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:03 pm

Best wishes for healthy, happiness and love for all of you!
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