Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The greatest Mothers/Grandmothers we could ask for

The first child is a breeze. Take a few days off work, and everything is good.
Staying at the hospital for 4 days is much harder with a four year old at home.

Bobbie Jo's mom Sharon offered to stay at our house the entire time we were at the hospital. From Thursday afternoon until Monday afternoon she 'held down the fort', and allowed us to concentrate on Baby Lily.

While we were in the hospital, Sharon, Max, and my mom (Camille) were quite busy; grocery shopping, cleaning, bathing, visiting the hospital, and even tying balloons on the mailbox. We would have been so stressed if it weren't for their help.

Thank you so much, we can't express how much we appreciate it!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Going Home

A nasty windy day, most of the balloons had blown away by the time we pulled in the drive.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lily at 33 hours

Some of the photos taken by the Hospital photographer.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Superhero Training

Here's how it happened

It was around 5am when we finally got settled in the room after Lily was born. I had grand plans of fully updating the blog, and sending emails to everyone I knew; but my exhaustion got the best of me. I made a quick post on the blog, put a photo on facebook, and fell asleep.

Rewind 6 hours.
Bobbie Jo didn't want to have a C-Section this time. She tried and tried, but every time she pushed, Lily's heartbeat would drop. After 30 minutes of pushing on all fours (which didn't slow Lily's heartbeat, but also didn't move her at all), Bobbie Jo agreed to surgery.

Bobbie Jo was much more anxious than the last time, but the surgery went well. I was in the operating room again, and had the same emotional response that I did with Max. It was awesome, and I was immediately in love. It seemed to take quite awhile for the doctors to "process" her. I waited impatiently. Mommy's drugs wore off.

Once Bobbie Jo was stapled back together, and Lily was tagged and inventoried, the three of us were taken to recovery where we got to spend some time with our new little girl.

It was an exhausting night for the three of us. We'll be in the hospital until Monday and are looking forward to getting to know Lily better. And Bobbie Jo deserves some well earned rest.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Max & Lily (Lily & Max)

He'd waited months, and today Max finally got to meet his baby sister. He asked to hold her (he did great), told her that he loved her, and told us that she was 'cute'. He must have been curious because at one point he smelled her feet (which must have smelled fine).

Our primary desire for another child was always to give Max a sibling. Watching Max meet his little sister was even more touching than I had imagined.

Lily, you have no idea what an incredible Big Brother you have. You'll see.....

Meet Lily

Lily Camille Reinhardt
Born 2/24/12 2:46 am.
6 lb 14 oz
19.5 in

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How do you spell relief?


Contractions started to get pretty strong. Bobbie Jo got her epidural at 4:45 and now everything is much better.

We expect to be waiting for quite a few hours, but it looks like we'll just let this little girl come the rest of the way out on her own.

Broken water

They just broke Bobbie Jo's water. Like the last time it was extremely painful.

The contractions are getting pretty strong, hopefully the epidural will be here soon.


After almost a week of high blood pressure, the decision was made to induce labor today.
We are currently waiting in Triage, and will be moved to Delivery in the next few hours.
We'll keep you posted.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tidbits about Max

I've been slacking, and haven't posted in quite awhile. In an attempt to get something on here, I thought I'd put together a list of things about Max.
  • Max refers to today as "this day" and tomorrow as "the day after this day". "Mommy, am I going to go to school this day, or the day after this day".
  • Max is excellent at putting together puzzles. He absolutely loves them, and can finish all of his puzzles (25 pieces or so) all by himself.
  • He isn't really attached to any of his stuffed animals but sleeps with someone (a car, stuffed animal, or toy) every nap and at night.
  • For about 15 minutes I convinced him he was born with a tail. He told me that "people don't have tails". I agreed and told him that's why we had it removed. He ultimately determined that daddy was "pulling his leg".
  • He's scared of flowers.
  • He seems to be obsessed with "bad guys", and has arbitrary rules determining which of his toys are "bad guys" (and what jail they belong in).
  • He likes playing Angry Birds on his iPad.
  • He loves people, and will immediately start chatting with anyone who he thinks will pay attention.
  • His best friends at school are Nathan, Carter, and "Max F".

36 vs 1

Two weeks before Max was born, there had been 36 posts made to this blog.
Two weeks before his little sister is due, and we've mentioned her once.

I promise sweetheart, we'll love you just as much. Daddy has just gotten lazy in his old age.

First Fort

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hot Wheels

I hate every minute of it ;)