The day started out with me feeling pretty ugh and so Knox went over to play with Gan. I stopped by my parents and while talking to them in the kitchen felt like I may have tinkled myself. Turns out it was not tickle and I was leaking amniotic fluid. I wasn't as freaked out as I would have been, him being 35 weeks, but I knew he was already weighing 7lbs. I headed to Mandy's office to check out the situation and sure enough she told me to go to the hospital because we were having a baby that day.
My husband did not take this news as smoothly as some might expect. Cool, Calm and Collected...umm not so much. He was running around like a crazy person...I think he changed shirts 3 times, didn't remember to bring anything he might need to the hospital and got in to the car to go to the hospital with NO SHIRT ON. Ummm, Slade...pretty sure it may be a "No Shoes, No Shirt- No Service" type of deal...
Thankfully, my epidural worked this time so labor was MUCH different and MUCH better! Knox got to come to the hospital and Slade ordered him some little scrubs that has his name on them so he was, "Dr. Knox" and would only answer as such. As you can imagine after being there almost a week, "Dr. Knox" had quite the fan club. He kept telling me, "Mom I textin Mandy." I would ask him why and his response, "well we both are Doctors..we both have skubs" (Scrubs)
He was also thrilled because Bebe & Grandad, Bob, Dodo & Dede, Heather, Thomas, and Gan were all up at the hospital so it was pretty much like a party for Knox.
Briggs had to stay in the NICU for a few days to develop his little lungs and basically just cook a little longer...but he got to bust out on Friday and come home! We are already SO in love with him and Knox is beyond thrilled to have a little brother...he loves patting him and telling him he loves him. It's really sweet.
Snapped a quick pic to show how HUGE I was before we left for the hospital.
lets do this!
Dr. Knox is SO excited!
a little nervous about all that's going on
so happy to be a big brother!
My first time to hold Baby Briggs
Daddy gets to hold Briggs
loving on my little man
Briggs already loves Grandad
baby Briggs first picture with no feeding tube or CPAP
in his little incubator in the NICU
Knox checking in on his brother
wanted to "pat" him
loved his "Big Brother" button he got
making sure everything looks right
he's already so in love!
We got to bring him to our room for a visit!
Knox was thrilled
first pic as a family of four
wait...you mean I'm stuck with these people?
loving on my first born
Grandad was pooped...Knox was faking
Bob and Briggs...Knox had already lost interest
first brothers pic...Neither looks too sure about this
Grandmothers and the boys....Bob, Knox, Bebe and Briggs
Gan and her new bff
daddy loving on baby briggs
Baby Briggs and Daddy
Daddy and his boys!