April 13, 2012

Cullen Newborn Pictures

As with every one of my births (as I am sure with all moms) I had a fun / interesting delivery. I was under the gun to get everything at work wrapped up. I left work around 7:30 pm on Tuesday February 7th and was planning on working the next day until everything was complete and then I was taking myself out of work until Cullen was born. I was tired (due to very low iron levels), stressed and just ready for some R&R before the difficult routine a newborn brings. Anyway, when I arrived home I told my stepmom (who had arrived that day to help out) that I needed to start keeping track of my contractions because they were starting to feel a little more intense than my usual braxton hicks ones. I took a bath to try to alleviate the contractions and they were still consistent. I called my doctor to tell her I thought I needed to come up to the hospital (which was about a 45 minute drive away). She encouraged me to stay put for at least another hour to see if the contractions continued. I told her I did not want to get to the hospital too late to get the epidural and reminded her of how fast I usually deliver. She still encouraged me to stay home for one more hour - which if I listened to her I would have delivered on the interstate! Around midnight we headed to the hospital. I arrived at 8 cm dilated and too late for the epidural. After much pleading from me, they decided to attempt the epidural. Unfortunately it did not have time to take effect and I delivered Cullen without much medical relief - this is the second time (the first was by choice) that I have delivered with no drugs and it is quite painful! Cullen arrived at 2 am. As you can see from the pictures he was gorgeous - of course I am his mom so I would think so! I couldn't be happier to have my third baby boy and he is the perfect addition to our family.

April 12, 2012

Wow, it has been ahile hasn't it???

Well, I think it is finally time to update everyone on the Lewis clan - everyone is doing really well. I am heading back to work this weekend at my base and then on Monday at Michelin :(

Robbie and Danny are totally in love with Cullen - they really take care of their little brother. Kevin is working hard at his practice and is really starting to get into a groove.

I posted some pics of the boys because we all know they are the only Lewis pics anyone wants to see...

January 2, 2012

Frank and Daniel

These two are great buddies! (As soon as I have time - maybe five years from now - I will post other Christmas pictures!