Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's a BOY am I tired.




Well I tell you, it has been a week. Well truly over a week, but week just sounds better than, "Boy is has been a 12 day period of time." My last blog while ending with good news was sort of heavy. This one will have some of that, but also some great news. I have missed going to blogs and has also missed my IWSG this month. This sucks as I really enjoy those post, writing and reading them. Now is the part I explain why.

As you can see in the picture above, life has gotten more interesting in the Ax household and for an amazing reason. It is sort of funny how this came about this time.

Maybe two weeks ago I remember having a conversation with my wife. I was commenting on what it would be like if her water broke in the middle of Target. She informed me that this was something that only happened in movies and that most women's water never actually breaks until she goes in to the hospital.

It was true of our first two. My daughter refused to come out, she was almost two weeks late. My son came two days after his due date. We fully expected our new bundle of joy to at least make it to his induction date. We even ignored the contractions she was having last Saturday the 1st. We had been dealing with contractions for a month now and they did not phase us.

So 11 o'clock at night I lay my head down on the pillow and close my eyes. I maybe slept for 30 minutes when I was shaken awake by an unreasonably calm wife who was saying, "Baby wake up, my water just broke."  Well this could not be. I was not a character in a movie and clearly this was the sort of thing only Hollywood could manufacture.

After a few blinks to remind myself this was real I jumped out of bed. All former experience from two previous children flew from my brain and I became the comedic stooge to my wife's straight man. Oh what a comedy duo we made. Me running around spouting witty phrases such as, "What do I do, who should I call and and what should I do?" Her responding with, "Maybe you should put some pants on."

After a trip to the hospital. 19 hours of labor 30 minutes of delivery, our new son came into the world. He was 6 lbs 13 ounces, with a full head of hair. It was just as great as the two times before it. I don't think I have stopped taking pictures since.

I did mention at the beginning that I had some bad news here. We got home last Tuesday the 4th grateful to be in our own bed, if not sleeping in it. We got four days home. Saturday my wife started having chest pains and shortness of breath. We ended up back in the hospital after they checked her they decided to admit her. We ended up staying for two nights. Dorian was really calm the whole time. They think they caught early heart failure, but she is having more test done. 

Obviously we are somewhat worried, but staying positive. For now we are back home with our baby boy and our other babies. He had his first check up today and he has gone past his original birth weight and has grown an inch. Life is up and down, ebb and flow. We are enjoying the flow, but ready to be strong and take on the ebb. (or opposite if you like the ebb of life, lol)

Anyway I will leave you with a meme worthy picture of our new son. Dorian Alexander Ax. As always, have fun and keep writing. 


34 comments:

  1. Congratulations brother and I hope reports remain positive.
    Good lookin baby and a strong name, for sure.

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    1. Thank you. Yes he is awesome to go along with his name.

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  2. Congratulations (again) on your beautiful baby boy! Pure perfection, your little man ;)
    And prayers of course are going to Amanda, hope the tests come back with positive news. Hugs to you both, and bunch of smooches to Dorian. I know, I'm creepy, but babies are just too adorable lol.

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    1. Thanks, we like him, lol. Nah, no creepiness I get it.

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  3. Congratulations to all concerned for the parts they played in this great news. (And you do realize you'll be hearing a lot of that word, "congratulations," right? You're not exactly new at this.)

    Here's hoping and praying all goes well with the other issues. I know you'll keep us posted.

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    1. Yes it is a word that is often said, but never grows old. Thank you, I will do a follow up post as soon as we know more.

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  4. Congratulations! Praying for your wife.

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  5. Congratulations, Mr. Ax! I shall be hoping and praying for the best.

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  6. He's so beautiful. I love the line, Maybe you should put some pants on. Please tell Amanda I'm praying for her. You have a beautiful family and a brilliant future, kiddo.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I agree, and yes she was quite amused with me. I agree with you about the family and I hope you are right about my future. These words make me smile.

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  7. He is a beautiful baby. So happy for you. Praying for your wife. Stay positive. I think attitude might help more than any medicine that we take.

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    1. I agree about attitude it is important. Thank you.

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  8. I've loved every picture I've seen of that sweetie! So glad your wife is home, and praying for good results from the tests.

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    1. Thank you. I can't seem to stop taking pictures.

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  9. Congratulations on the new arrival, so cute! Sending my very best to your wife.

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  10. Congratulations on the new baby, although he looks like he's judging me in that last picture. What did I ever do to you baby? Also sending good vibes to your wife. I hope it all turns out ok.

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  11. Congratulations! And positive vibes coming your way!!

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    1. Thank you, positive vibes always welcome.

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  12. Huge congratulations, your new son is just gorgeous! I hope your wife is doing well, sending good thoughts your way.

    I have my second one due in ten weeks, and seeing your pictures have made me all excited!

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    1. Thank you. That is awesome. There is nothing like a new baby.

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  13. Congratulations...and thoughts for your wife.

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  14. I just wanted to take a moment and let you know that I dedicated something to on the Thursday post. Hope you like it:)

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    1. Yes the Zombie me is slow to get around, but I am working on it, lol.

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  15. Congrats on having such a beautiful little boy. Praying for your wife and your family. :-)

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  16. In a word, precious! I am hoping that all goes well with your wife.

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  17. Little Dorian is adorable. I'm sure his family is doting on him and keeping him happy! Such as special time for you and your family.

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  18. Congratulations! What a pretty baby!

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