Monday, March 23, 2009

Extra! Extra! New Gray Addition

For my post today, I'd like to introduce the newest Gray addition: CJ!

CJ was born just last weekend and is just a week old! To the amazement of my OB/GYN and all of us, CJ weighed in at 8 lbs, 13.5 oz!

When we did the last ultrasound, just three days before CJ was born, the doctor estimated he would be 7.5 lbs. So, we were all amazed when he tipped the scales, close up to 9 lbs!

For me, I was totally not surprised. I felt justified. This whole pregnancy, I have just been exhausted and aching and hurting everywhere. It was so different from my first pregnancy, where I felt other than being a bigger size, I hadn't felt much discomfort.

Now, I know I haven't been a wimp. I'm a petite 5' gal, weighing 105 lbs. pre-pregnancy. At the time of delivery, I climbed up to 142 lbs. Hey, I was practically carrying 50% of my weight. Can you imagine how many leg presses that equaled in a day's worth of running around with a three year old toddler?

Enough of me.. back to CJ. He is a total angel, perfect in every way. I can see a strong resemblance to daddy with his strong chin and I think he has my eyes. So cute!

The 2 days in the hospital were actually very restful. CJ was sleeping 3-5 hours stretches, so I got lots of sleep. Especially with the nurses taking him back to the nursery after I fed him.

But, that sweet sleeper was deceptive. Somehow, once we got home, the little angel started "waking" up to the world, and the honeymoon was over. No more sleep for anybody!

It's all coming back to me now... "sleeping like a baby" sure has taken on a whole new meaning!

14 comments:

Amee said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful bundle of joy!!

Bonnie Gray said...

Thanks, Amee! ;)

Michelle said...

Congrats Bonnie!!! It's about time! I remember whispering about it at BlogHer.... so long ago. I can't wait to meet him.

Bonnie Gray said...

Wow - BlogHer seems light-years away from here. This past week has been tough. I hope it gets better! ;) How're your boys?

Smiling Mama said...

Congratulations! I just found you thru the big feed swap. He looks beautiful!!!

Asianmommy said...

Congrats! He's adorable.

Claura said...

oh wow, CJ is so cute! :-> CONGRATULATIONS to both of you. Have been waiting for this announcement for awhile. :-) Are you on Facebook? If not, do you mind if I put your link up on my FB so all our friends can check in to see CJ? ;-)

Bonnie Gray said...

Thanks, Smiling Mama! Nice to meet you... I will be sure to make my way over to your blog as soon as baby settles down ;) ...

Thanks, Asianmommy! He was less than 2 day sold when the photo was taken.

Hey Claura! Yes, you can put CJ's photo on Facebook. I'm not on Facebook yet ;( .. I'm behind the times..btw, got you postcard when you were in France.. Wow, they say once you've been to Paris, you're never the same..

jk said...

Congrats Bonnie! Lovely addition to your family.

Lorsen said...

Congrats to you and family! Wow, CJ weighs as much as a bowling ball ;)

Bonnie Gray said...

Thanks, JK!

That's true, Lorsen! I never thought of that.. ! ha! You're funny.. ;)

Asianmommy said...

Congrats! He's beautiful.

sally said...

Congratulations, fantastic blog and a beautiful babe you have now! You should get on to the parenting site gurgle and post a pic, CJ would be the baby of the week straight away I think!

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