Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Elam's are getting their first great granddaughter...

Niki and Bryan found out today that they are expecting a girl!! She is due in January and will be delivered by c-section on the 30th of that month. We are all very excited that the family will finally be getting a girl baby to spoil and love. Ryan was the seventh boy born in a row. Niki and Bryan will make wonderful parents, we are so happy for them.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bath Time...

About a week after Ryan was born, his umbilical cord stump fell off, which meant it was time for a real bath! Being a new mom, and wanting to do everything right I watched an internet video about how to bathe a newborn. Now I've done it so many times I'm a prow, ha ha!

Ryan cried during his bath, so gabby had to make sure that he was ok.

He loved me washing his hair though, I guess it was relaxing.

Ryan all clean!

I just love the little smile on his face when we were all done!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ryan Thomas Elam.....

On August 12, 2010 God blessed us with our first child Ryan. It is hard to believe that he is no longer in my belly, but here with us!

The labor was very long, lasting a total of 35 hours! The above picture is me after about 14 hours of contrations and a trip to the hospital triage where they observed me and sent me home. We walked around Walmart, and then spent a few hours with the family supporting me at Nanny's. Around 2 a.m. the family convinced me to go back to the hospital. I fell apart when the nurse told me I was still a one! My body had been effacing but not dilating.

I was observed at the hospital, and finally admitted after 24 hours of contractions! Thank goodness for the epidural because I was exhausted. My wonderful husband sat with me along with sister-in-law Amy, cousins Christy and Mark, best friend Christi and other family members.

I was so tired!

At 4:14 pm they placed my boy in my arms. It was an emotional moment, everyone cried.

He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.

After two days at Baylor of Dallas we were home.
This is his first picture in his bassinet.
Little Ryan is four weeks old now, and much loved by his family.