Aunt Anna came in for the weekend to see Nicholas. She got to spend lots of quality time with sis and nephew. ; ) Nicholas loves his new cowboy boot slippers she got him! We love Anna!!!
Whoa...so we attempt to give Nicholas his first bath (other than a sponge bath). We change his diaper which had been recently filled (we thought we were safe)....but no....after several attempts at getting the water temperature not too hot and not too cold, the bath tub is almost ready. Meanwhile, Nicholas jet sprays our entire countertop....we clean that up, place him in the tub and he starts to scream....we get him calmed down and it is peaceful for 30 seconds....then....gurgle gurgle gurgle....bubbles....he's pooped in the tub. We laughed pretty hard...changed the water...at this point he is wigging out...poor thing. He finally settled down once we got him out and swaddled in his little towel.
After about 14 hours of labor little Nicholas William Niewald entered the world weighing in at 7bls. 11 oz. and 21 inches. We don't think he looks like either of us distinctly, but he is our cute bundle of joy. His cord was wrapped around his neck twice! All in all the labor experience was good. The room had the doula and her assistant, Andrew, my mom and the nurses....it was a party. Soon afterward Dad and my sister Grace joined us. We all took pictures together. Wow - what a priviledge it is to be able to bring a new life into the world! We are loving it.
We had fun with my mom and dad and little Grace. Hoping to go into labor before they left on Wednesday, I was lucky to start feeling contractions on Tuesday night after our Italian dinner out.