Collin is getting so big! He is already 3 weeks old and he weighs 8 lbs 8 oz. The doctor was so pleased with the 15 ounces he gained in 5 days! He changes so much every day! I love watching him grow.
8 days old
3 weeks old - his chubby cheeks are my favorite! Collin loves this adorable comfy outfit from Astor and Gino. As you can see by his coloring the jaundice is all gone... Yeah! One funny thing is babies don't have eyebrows. Collin has had his fingernails cut 4 times but his toenails haven't grown yet, weird huh!
This has been the best week of my life! On Tuesday the 24th Cameron and I headed to the doctor for what we thought would be just a quick check up. After a non stress test the doctor didn't like that the baby wasn't having big jumps on the monitor so he said, "O.K. lets go have a baby." And he meant like right now, which meant I had to cancel my hair appointment and Cameron would not be going to work. We headed home to get our bags and the car seat. We got to the hospital at 11:30 am and got checked in. The doctor broke my water at noon and started me on pitocin at 2:00 pm. I was dilated to a 2. After a few hours things were not progressing and I thought I was going to have to have a c-section (which I was not looking forward to.) I was getting uncomfortable but not in pain which was great! I got the epidural at 5:30. The nurse checked me again around 7:3o and I was still only a 2! At 9:00 she checked one more time and I was dilated to a 9! She couldn't believe it. She called in the doctor and I was ready to push. After 38 minutes of pushing we had our beautiful baby boy. The cord was around his neck which explained why he wasn't very active during the non stress test. The doctor unwrapped the cord and sucked his nose and mouth and I have never been so happy to hear that little cry! It was such an amazing experience. Everyone told me I would change my mind about having 4 kids once I went through labor and I am happy to say, they were all wrong.
Collin Jeffrey Nelson 7 pounds 12 ounces 20.3 inches long
He has long toes just like Daddy and his Mommy's hair!
Our hat loving, vans wearing, milk chugging, sweet boy! He loves playing outside. Has the cutest belly laugh when you tickle him. Can't go to bed without his monkey. And he is the best big brother to Ethan
This little guy has a smile 98% of the time and blue eyes 100% of the time. I feel like he missed the baby stage all together and wants to be a big boy just like Collin.