Thursday, January 29, 2009

Welcome to the world, sweet boy!

Our little boy is here! And he is beautiful and perfect! Here's the scoop. :)
-Beck Adam Ririe
-January 29, 2009
-8:50 a.m.
-7 lbs., 10 oz.
-19.5 inches
-Blue eyes
-Light brown hair
-Looks like both his mom and dad!


Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for us! Today has been a wonderful, wonderful day. We slept probably only three hours last night (partly because of excitement and partly from trying to get a bunch of things done!), and neither of us have taken a nap today, so we are way exhausted, but soooo happy. :)

The c-section went perfectly. I wasn't really nervous beforehand, and the staff was perfect and gave me no reason to worry, so overall I think I was pretty calm and collected! They delivered little Beck and then swept him off to get his APGAR tests and all the little protocol procedures, which Adam was able to be with him for the whole time. Afterward, they were still stitching me up, so I didn't get to hold him, but Adam brought him over by my head and I was able to kiss and talk to him! Love at first site!





Adam and Beck went off to the nursery while I got finished up. I was then wheeled back to my room and hung out/snoozed for a few minutes, and then Adam wheeled in with our baby boy! Love him! In my unbiased opinion, I think he is absolutely perfect. :) He has my nose, Adam's hairline, Adam's coloring (light eyebrows/eyelashes), and everything else is kind of mixed--good balance!





I don't even know what to say. Beck is adorable and wonderful. He's such a good-natured baby, too; not fussy at all. He freaked us out one time because he was fussing and we didn't know what was the matter. We tried calming him down for a few minutes and then decided to check his diaper, even though we had just changed him. Whoo, what a surprise! His first poop! And boy was it a good one. ;) Kind of freaked both of us out for a sec because we weren't expecting it, and I asked Adam if we should call in the nurse, and he said we'd better. Luckily she is way sweet and didn't make fun of us for calling her in about a poopy diaper. Lol, kind of funny to think about now. It was scary at the moment, though, we promise!

We've already had a few friendly visitors! My parents (who drove over from Boise last night and brought me beautiful roses!), Cody and Elizabeth, Jordan and Victoria, and Melinda and Galen. Thanks for vising, guys! Anyone else is welcome as well!

My ramblings don't give justice to this amazing day or our amazing little Beck, but hopefully you will all understand I'm going off three hours of sleep, had major surgery, and am on some lovely pain meds. ;)

I'll post more soon!

43 comments:

Katie said...

Kathryn! Congratulations. He is so cute. I'm glad things went so well. How exciting. GOOD LUCK! (and by the way, I hope you don't mind, I am blog stalking you... I found your blog off someone else's and had to tell you hello and congrats.)

-Katie Phelps

Nikki Nichols said...

Awww I am totally crying! He is precious beyond belief, congrats. Can't wait to meet him, hope you get lots of rest!

Sarah Beu said...

I agree! What a beautiful baby! I am just so happy for!! Good luck - I can't imagine how your lives have completely changed now. You'll be a wonderful mother! I love you!

shauna said...

LOVE that last picture. So adorable. Congratulations. Don't you just love being a mom. It is fun right from the beginning and there really is no way to adequately express your love for a baby. I am so happy for you. Good luck with future poopy diapers.

Elise said...

I am so happy for you guys!! He is SO cute!! I wish I could visit you...sad. Good Luck with everything and you can call me any time with questions or just to talk. You can call me in the middle of the night too if you want because more than likely I'm up too!!!

Holly and Trevor Crawford Family said...

Congratulations! He really is a BEAUTIFUL baby! You and Adam have a good recipe!

rachel said...

oh i love him!!! The last picture is SO cute! Congratulations!!!! Good luck with recovery and remember to take it slow!

Jeremy and Kara said...

He is perfect! congrats you too!
Kara (fraser) McCorristin

Elisa said...

Congratulations Kathryn & Adam! I can't believe you're parents already! It seems like just yesterday that you announced your pregnancy! We're glad you're doing well and delivery went well too. He's a keeper for sure! Take lots of pictures because he'll grow so fast!

Andrew McCracken said...

CONGRATS! We are so happy for you! He is so adorable and perfect. I wish we could come meet the little guy!

Greg and Michelle said...

He does look absolutely perfect! Greg and I both thought that when we saw him! You guys are so blessed! We would love to meet him sometime but both Greg and Deagan have been sick this week, so when we are all healthy we will have to meet this beautiful little boy of yours! I am so happy to hear that the surgery went well! Good luck with the recovery, and again we are just so darn happy for you guys! I thought it was so funny about being kind of freaked out when you didn't know what was wrong because I have so many memories of when Deagan was born and we have millions of those moments it seemed. I still have those moments! You guys are going to make such great parents! Beck is blessed to have been brought to your home!

Gordon & Julie Bird Blog said...

congratulations, Kathryn! He looks perfect and it sounds like everything went well. I am so glad that Grandma and Grandpa Williams were there, too.

Sommer said...

Yay congrats! I'm so glad you posted pictures so soon, i was hoping!!! I'm so glad everything went good and my word is he ever darling!!!! I just want to kiss his chubby little cheeks!

Me and My Boys said...

YEA!!! we are so excited for you. I left a note on the previous blog, congratulating you. He is soooo cute, what a sweet post. Take care, call if you need anything.

erin said...

couldn't be more happy for you! congratulations!!!

(and just b/c... i was watching an old episode of private practice last night, and a girl was giving birth and the baby's shoulder got stuck so the dr had to push him back in and do an emergency c-section! you made the right choice! haha obviously that is just television but stilllll. :)

CONGRATULATIONS!

Kelli Albaugh said...

Congrats Adam and Kathryn! That is so exciting and he is so cute. Hope the recovery goes well. I'll have to visit sometime and see him in person!

Cheney's said...

He is absolutely beautiful! Course as you as the mother theres no way your kid would look bad. :) I want to come visit so you need to email meyour new address! Congrats, Take it easy, & I love ya guys!!!

Linzi said...

Congratulations! He is so adorable. Good luck with your recovery.

Carissa & Jonathan Kougias said...

Congratulations! He really is a perfect little baby! I am so happy for you both. You will be a wonderful mommy.

Greg and Sarah Nelson said...

Of course he's perfect! What a beautiful baby! I love his sweet little face! Life must be really good for you right now! Let me know if you need any help (I know I'm far away), you know, if you just need to talk to someone to let your lack of sleep frustrations out or if you have any C-section questions! I'm glad everything went well!

Cait and Scott said...

Kathryn...he is adorable, congratulations!!!! You guys are great parents already!

Thompson Family said...

He is too precious! Congrats! I am so glad things went so well for you! Hope you can get some rest...You both are going to be wonderful parents for Beck.

The Fantasias said...

Congrats!! He is adorable. :o)

Keri said...

We are so happy for your little family, congratulations!! He is so handsome! :)

The Heiner's said...

Oh my what a cutie!!!
Have fun with the little guy...enjoy every moment because he wont stay little for very long!

Erin Lafleur said...

That is a beautiful little boy, and no I don't say that to everyone trust me! He looks like he has such a sweet disposition too. Worth the wait huh?
Reading your storry I couldn't help but empathize with you. The worst part about a c-section is that you have to just lay there while your hubby gets to hold the baby and you can't hold them for a little while til you are all set up. I am sorry chica, now you get to hold him all you want though and that is wonderful.
Oh and I love your story about his first poop. Those first diapers are truly nasty, don't worry we all fealt that way when we saw them, some just won't admit it.

Alan said...

Hes BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats you guys!

Tyler and Carisa said...

Yay.. Yay.. Yay!!! Congrats!! He really is adorable!!!

Lindsey said...

congrats!!! i love the pic of you just you and Beck, him in your arms. so precious!

Michael and Denise said...

Congratulations! Beck is beautiful. I'm glad everything went well. Get some rest this weekend. Your family is amazing!

The Kovacs-Kerbs Family said...

Congratulations to you guys, he is absolutely wonderful. Let us know when you get home because we'd love to visit and would also be happy to help with anything at all. I'm just a phone call away.

Cami said...

Way to go you guys! He is adorable. Parenting is so funny sometimes because you are so nervous about silly things sometimes! Enjoy it!

LaNelle Simons said...

Yay! I'm o excited for you! And he is truly adorable! And I love hearing you talk about him...I think it is so precious!

The Hamm Bunch said...

Congrats guys! I can't believe how sweet he is! Glad to hear you both are doing so well!

Heather and Josh Wickern said...

Ok, I know I'm comment number 35... but I don't care! I don't even know if you'll be able to read this, but your baby is beautiful. It's not just your "un"biased opinion! Congratulations. We're so glad that everything worked out for you. It still amazes me how quickly your heart grows. It's not that you love Adam any less, but it's like there's extra love now for everyone and you love Beck and Adam the same, if not more, than you ever thought you could. Congratulations again! We love you guys!!

Candace, Jason & Kristie said...

Oh MY goodness, what a beautiful little piece of sunshine! Beck is SUCH a cute name. I am SO happy for you guys!!! Enjoy the newborn time because it goes by SOOO fast, I can't even tell you. My favorite picture is the second to last one where you're looking at him. Aw, just love it. This just makes me instantly want another baby! hehe. Congrats again!!!!!

John and Anna said...

Beautiful baby, Adam and Kathryn! We're so happy for you.

Sam said...

Congrats! He is absolutely adorable! I'm so happy for you guys. =) Are you still in Rexburg? I might be coming down in a couple weeks to see my sister so maybe I can stop by for a closer look if you guys aren't too busy with other visitors. ;-)

Jeff and Bethany Davis said...

Congratulations! He is so cute! And what a great day for a birthday! (It's mine, too. :)) Wish you the best with all the new adventures and a speedy recovery!

Karalee said...

Wow! Congrats! He is such a beautiful baby and you are glowing. Thanks for posting pictures. I am So glad you are ok! Love ya!

Traversegirl said...

Awww! We are so happy for you two.. or three! You are such a cute little family! He is sooo precious! I hope to come and visit you soon!
Chrystina Teerlink

Scott and Stacia said...

congrats! I am so glad everything went so well!! He is cute!

Daniel and Tiffany Dunn said...

Congrats!! he's adorable and you look so good!! good luck with the little one!