Friday, December 5, 2008

Our little angel arrived!







So I am a little late but I have been very busy with our new little angel.  Xander arrived at 8:02 am on Nov. 19th.  He weighed in at 8 lbs 10 oz!!!  Yes a very big boy.  He looks like a mini Gage just a little chubbier.  I went in a 6:00 am that morning to get prepped for my C-Section.  I wasn't the smoothest ride but he arrived safely.  I have battled low blood platelets during the entire pregnancy and before I went in for surgery I was given a unit of blood platelets just to be safe.  Platelets are what causes your blood to thicken so with mine being low the doctor was worried about me possibly bleeding too much.  Well the delivery went great, it seemed a lot faster than Gage's delivery.  After I was able to get into my room and share Xander with our parents things got really crazy.  Xander was doing great, his grandparents were enjoying passing him around and next thing you know....the nurse comes to check me and I am lying a puddle of blood!  Everyone was quickly rushed out of the room and about 5 nurses came in to assist.  I was given another unit of blood platelets and 2 units of blood.  It was extremely scary for me, Tobin was not even allowed in the room with me.  I ended up loosing about 1600 CC's of blood which is equal to about 50 ounces!  I am doing much better now and Xander was worth it all.  He fits perfectly into out little family.  Gage is still adjusting to the new addition but in time he will understand why this little baby is still at our home.  Here are some pics of our new little prince.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our Little Prince comes tomorrow.....

Well tomorrow is the big day!  We get to welcome Xander Dwaine Gardner into our little family.  I am excited and nervous about the whole thing.  I just want a smooth delivery (C-Section) and for him to be healthy and have no complications.  Big Brother Gage is very excited, I still don't know if he really understands that he will no longer be the only center of attention in our home.  He is so used to being the only one we pay attention to and he may have some problems adjusting.....we will just have to wait and see!  I will post pics of the new little prince as soon as I can.  

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Halloween 2008

This Halloween was more exciting for Gage.  He picked out his own costume and was able to get his own candy, which he would not share with Mom or Dad.  He kept telling us "no, go away".......ya we have a little spoiled boy who is soon going to learn to share.  





New to Blogger

Ok so I finally decided to join the club and start out own family blog.  It may take me awhile to get used to blogger but I will do my best to keep our family events updated and share lots of pictures of our boys.  Just 8 days left for me until Xander comes.  This has been a harder pregnancy than Gage was.  I am now off work and just waiting till the 19th.  I will post some pics once he is here.