Saturday, August 7, 2010

Now There Are SIX!

We were going to do our last day of summer school on Monday. We would have completed 9 weeks. I have been so focused on school this summer and I've hardly done anything else.

I was scheduled for my c-section on August 12, so I was going to have about 2 weeks to get ready for the baby--clean the house, pack my hospital bag, go through clothes . . .

Saturday night my water broke. I called University Hospital in Salt Lake City because that was where I was supposed to deliver. The on-call Dr. strongly urged me to go to Elko to deliver. He said everything would be fine since I was exactly 36 weeks pregnant. He also said my beloved Dr. Draper was out of town for the weekend and wouldn't be able to deliver my baby even if I did risk going to Salt Lake.

So, we went to Elko and on August 1 at 11:56, our little miracle was born. We named him Ammon Alejandro. He weighed 6 lbs. 3 1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long.

The next day when our other kids got to come and visit, the first thing Ruben said was, "Now there are SIX Cobians!" He went around the room and counted us--just to verify. There really are six of us now and we are so grateful.
(It is rather humbling for me to include this picture of myself.)

Ammon is an absolute blessing. So far he only eats and sleeps (for at least 4 hours at a time!). While I was pregnant with him, I said he was my favorite because it was such an easy, nice pregnancy (despite recently being very hot this summer). So far, he's also been our easiest baby once he's come home. He definitely looks like one of us (rather he looks like Edgar--just like all of the little darlings).

We are all enjoying him so much:
So far, Marcos has been very tender and loving with Little Ammon.
Ruben is as exuberant about having a new baby in the house as he is about everything else--VERY.
Lili is a great big sister.
It's amazing how tiny these little ones start out.
So that's our big news. We are now six.