Sunday, March 22, 2009

Introducing Liam!

We are pleased to introduce Liam Kenneth Peacock! He was born on Friday, March 13th at 5:45 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. We figure any kid who makes an entrance into the world on Friday the 13th has got to be somethin' special.
That morning I felt "different" and told Jason I thought we might have the baby that day. By noon I knew I was in labor but also that I had hours to go before the baby would be ready to come. Jason came home from work and we made arrangements for the kids for the rest of the day. I don't like hospitals AT ALL, so we went and ran errands to kill time and keep me from dwelling on the contractions. We then went for a walk at WSU campus which is 2 minutes from the hospital. Jason kept asking me if we needed to go and I kept saying no because I could tell by my pain level that it wasn't time yet. (Did I mention I don't like hospitals?) Well, my pain suddenly increased and he could tell by the look about me during contractions that it was time to go. At that point I wholeheartedly agreed. Fifteen minutes after we got to the hosital I was ready to start pushing, and Liam was born 30 minutes later! I was intending to go natural this time and I did, partly because I intended to and partly because I really didn't end up with much choice. After 3 epidural births this one taught me that my body handles things much better naturally! If only I could start over...LOL.
Alex, Seth and Hailey LOVE Liam. They pretty much want to be holding him all of the time.

Jason's cousin Heather came and watched the kids the day after Liam was born so Jason could be with me at the hospital for a few hours. While we were gone Heather helped them make "welcome home" pictures for Liam and me. The couldn't wait to show us!
Alex holding Liam while he did his homework.
Did I mention that the kids love Liam?!?!?

Granny (my mom) came to visit the day after we got home from the hospital and stayed for the week to help out. She worked hard cooking, cleaning, buying groceries, feeding and changing the baby when needed, and playing with the kids, leaving Jason free to be in his practice all week (we're seeing improvements in our patient base--now is not the time to take work off!). We appreciate her help!

Seth drew green freckles on his face for St. Patrick's Day at school, which ended up looking more like green measles!
His Kindergarten class made Leprechaun traps and he faithfully watched his trap to see if he would catch anything.

Obviously Leprechaun's are quick and sneaky because he got a note from Larry the Leprechaun without even noticing!
We caught Hailey sticking her head in the garbage one day for no reason?!?!?

Alex won 2nd place in the Scout's pinewood derby and will be moving on to district. We've never heard of district races for pinewood derby before, but Alex is very excited!