Saturday, November 3, 2012

And two becomes three....

We are so excited about the arrival of our sweet baby boy. Holland Douglas Nyboer arrived at 4:36 on Monday, October 22, 2012. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and he was 22 inches long. Holland won our hearts the moment we saw him. Granger and I love being his parents and can't believe he is finally here. My mom arrived 2 days before he was born so it was perfect timing!!
Our new life as a family of three is off to a good start. There is a lot to learn when becoming parents but we are figuring it out. I continue to heal and figure out how to meet Holland's needs. At Holland's one week check up, he was already back up to his birth weight which the Dr. was really pleased about. He continues to sleep a lot and needs to be woken up every time I want to feed him. He is a pretty laid back kiddo so far (just like his daddy)! Holland makes the greatest faces and continues to entertain us. Granger is back to work and my mom and dad (who got in on Thursday) leave on Monday night. It will be interesting as we try to do this on our own. My mom has made all the meals, cleaned our house and takes Holland so I can sleep a little during the day. We would not have been able to do these first two weeks without her. We are also very blessed that our church family and other friends provided meals for the first week, which was awesome to not have to worry about cooking! Granger loves coming home from work and taking Holland downstairs to take a nap on the lovesac with him on his chest.
As exhausting as parenthood can be, we are so blessed that God chose us to be Holland's parents! We continue to pray for wisdom as we learn how to be Godly parents to our precious boy. At 12 days old, it is amazing how much he has changed and continues to change daily. Thank you to everyone who have been praying for us, provided a meal, and all the words of encouragement. We love having such an amazing support system, both near and far! :)