Saturday, May 21, 2011

Keighan Alexander Knauss has arrived!

Baby Boy #3 has arrived!!!!

Keighan Alexander Knauss
May 17th, 2011
7 pounds 5 ounces
21 inches long

There are moments that I felt as if May 17th would never arrive. Then there were many moments where I felt we were in a constant state of fast forward and time was going way too fast. Before we knew it, it was time to head to the hospital to have baby K!

With the c-section scheduled for 12:30, we weren't required to be there until 10-10:30 that morning. It was nice to not have to get up before dawn and head in. Of course, with my boys, we were up about 5:30am anyways just like every other morning. It was great to have them come down and climb into bed with us. We had a while of cuddle time as just the 4 of us one last time.

Landon and Logan knew that the big day was here. They were both so excited and kept asking if it was time to go yet. My parents came over around 9 and a little after that we said our goodbyes before heading to the hospital.

Our family as 4, one last time!
Landon and Logan playing before leaving for the hospital
Trying to give the soon to be big bro a kiss!
My now required thumbs up pic before surgery
My last ever baby bump pic!
We were so ready and excited!
G with her baby ;)
The boys were really concerned about my IV
Thumbs up with Landon!
Killing time before surgery.
My friend, Tracy, came up on a moment's notice-
she helped my Dad watch the boys so G could be in the OR too!
Here I am...ready to go!
I was freezing so the anesthesiologist took
some of the warm baby blankets and wrapped them all around me ha!
Dr. Wood and crew starting the surgery
Here he is!!!
Keighan came out screaming.
He screamed for a good 10 minutes straight at least.
He also peed as soon as he was out,
so at least we knew the plumbing was working right!
There was a true knot in his cord,
ends up I'm glad we went ahead with the c/s instead of the VBA2C!!!
Mommy getting to see the babe for the first time

Mommy, Keighan, and Daddy!
Proud Daddy and Keighan!
Landon looking through the nursery glass
at his newest little brother
G and Logan checking out the newest addition!
Everyone looking at Keighan as
he got warmed up and checked out
The glare makes it hard to read
7 pounds 5.3 ounces
Our smallest by a bit weight wise!
Grumpa, Daddy, and Keighan


The first night went well. Keighan is an incredibly great sleeper for a newborn! The next morning the big brothers were anxious to get up to the hospital to check on everyone.

They couldn't wait to hold him!
I was SO happy they wanted to.
I was always disappointed that Landon showed no interest
in holding Logan when he was a newborn.
I'm sure part of it was the age though (barely 2 yrs old).
I had been looking forward to this picture
from the time we found out we were expecting!
Logan loves checking out all of Keighan's parts.
"Look at his itty bitty feet"
is what he was talking about in this shot.
Logan giving Keegs kisses
Landon checking out his baby brother up close
Love this guy so much!
This is a preemie outfit,
it swamps him!
Well...almost everywhere.
He has giant feet and his feet are too big for this outfit ha!
The boys with some of the flowers they picked out for me
G and her 3 grandbabies!
The boys had talked a nurse into getting them some chocolate milk


On Thursday my folks headed out of town for the day to see some friends. So Dan went home to watch the big guys. I got to spend a whole day with just my little one. He's so precious!

He isn't awake much, but when he is
he loves to look at his mama!


The 20th was Keighan's due date...and the day for us to go home!

Mama and her newest baby
Daddy and his baby boy
(this reminds me of a pic we have
the day we went home with Landon...almost identical!)

Strong like bull.
Keegs is being a true Schaap-Knauss baby and
showing off his strength
Checking things out waiting for discharge
My Big Foot!

The nurses were finishing something up with the boys arrived,
so we had them wait outside.
They were so anxious to bring their brother home!
Ready to go!
He looks so tiny in his seat!

I have a car full now!
L1 and L2 were so happy to have K in there with them!
As soon as we got home Logan was asking to hold Keighan.
He LOVES to hold his baby brother and wants to all the time!
Landon also took a turn holding him.
His favorite thing is having Keighan grab ahold of one of his fingers
Pratt and Whitney are NOT fans of the newest human in the house!
Family of 5 at home!
Logan and Landon wanted to get in some snuggle
time with Keighan after their bath and before
heading to bed the first night home.


Present day...finally caught up here :)

It was a pretty lazy day around the house. G and Grumpa spent most of the day here. The big boys played outside a bit with some friends. Keighan and I camped out inside most of the day. I finally got my pic program working again and sorted through over 500 pics we have so far. I would have blogged sooner but was unable to upload any photos onto the computer until today when I had a moment to call and get it fixed. So here are a few pics from today, love this lil one so so much!

Keighan really is a wonderful baby so far. He sleeps great, nurses great, and puts up with his brothers constantly touching him! He's a little guy (weight wise) compared to what his big brothers were. He only cries if he's hungy or when he gets cold. He doesn't like being cold one bit, which has made diaper changes rough! A lot of times when he wakes up he will just look around for a while without even making a sound. I am recovering great from the c-section, it's been about the same as the first two so nothing new there! We're all so happy to have him here and looking forward to all that the future has in store for us as a family of five!

1 comment:

  1. Reading this totally affirms our decision to have a third. Saylor is SO excited to have a baby brother or sister and is always kissing my tummy. I just bought the kids the same "big brother/sister" tees from Carters today!

    So glad you all are acclimating to your new normal so quickly and so well! Wishing you all the best!!