Thursday, February 21, 2008


Bryson turned one week old yesterday. WOW has this week gone by fast!

Because of the C-section, Mandy was in the hospital from Wednesday until Saturday morning. We had lots of great visitors, including both sets of Grandparents, some aunts, uncles, and cousins!

Valentines Day was not quite as romantic as it has been in years past. Luckily we went to a new restaurant in town the Friday before he was born to celebrate. Mandy's meal on Valentines day consisted of Jello and chicken broth, and Adam enjoyed a nice quick meal at his parents house. He did however, give me some BEAUTIFUL flowers and a certificate for a pedicure. Just what a new mommy needs!

Coming home was so nice. Bryson slept the whole way home from Kanab to Page! He looked SO dang cute. All of the nurses were excited about his outfit. We were such proud parents!

Mandy's parents followed us from Kanab. Mandy's mom offered to come and stay for a week to get us back on our feet. MAN has it been nice to have her here. She has cooked for us, cleaned our house and done ENDLESS loads of laundry. There are so many things that are unexpected when bringing home a new baby. Mandy's emotions have run wild and the "feeding frenzie" has been a rollercoaster to say the least. We are starting to get the hang of things ... just hope that we can do it when Mom leaves!
To our surprise, Mandy's sisters came down for a quick 24 hour visit to see little Bryson and hopefully cheer Mandy up. As most of new mommies know, the baby blues can be cruel!

Here are just a few of the hundreds of fun pictures we have taken the last few days. Hope you love them!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Our Favorite Valentine

Bryson Adam Douglass was born on 2/13 at 11:22 a.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 12.9 oz. and was 19.1 inches long.

We went in to the hospital at 9:00 a.m. on a scheduled appointment because we had learned the week before that Bryson was breech. The plan was to try and turn him in hopes that we would be able to deliver him naturally. The doctor came in at 10:40 to turn the baby. That only lasted a few minutes because they turned him and his heart rate dropped dramatically. He then turned back breech. Because the doctor thought this might happen, they had already prepared the Operating room for a c-section and at 11:22 a.m. we were the proud parents of a beautiful little boy.

Mom, Dad, and Bryson are all doing good (but tired). Here are some photos. We'll have more soon.