Wednesday, February 6, 2008

He's Here!

Announcing... Braylon Miguel Rebelo (who sleeps all day and cries all night), born Mon. Feb. 4/08 @ 4:39 p.m. - he's finally arrived!

Just like big brother Isaiah, Braylon decided to show up 10 days late (thankfully no need for induction, though Dr. Marcou would have met a very different pregnant lady had I made it to my appointment for baby clinic that day instead of heading in naturally to deliver a baby!). He's not quite as big as was his older brother (who also, by the way, seems like a huge baby boy now that I've been with just Braylon for a few days) - he weighed in at 8 lbs. 4.8 oz. and was just 19 inches long. He's a healthy baby boy, though, with a healthy set of lungs. And we're doing just great - only about 4 pushes (I really made the doc work for his money this time, eh?) and no tearing makes the world of difference - so we're home already, less than 48 hrs. post delivery (as much as I love the hospital...).

Braylon is adjusting fairly well, though as I alluded to before he gives us a fairly rough go at night (and sleeps "like a baby" in the day)... so far (but what do we know, he's only been with us 2 days now!). He's dropped in weight some, but is a big eater - I assume he'll gain it back in no time. He's also unfortunately got a nasty rash, so no bathtime yet..., as well as a full head of dark hair, though so far blue eyes like his big brother, and a great set of lungs! He did have super long nails too, but I've already given them a trim because he was clawing some serious scratches into his skin already! I must say he's pretty darn cute, though, but again I'm biased!

Big brother Isaiah isn't too sure what to make of it all, and craved attention from me at the hospital like crazy! So far Braylon has only been home for Isaiah's nap time; in fact, all four of the boys are sleeping at present (and in case you're wondering who I mean by four, that's both babies, Greg & Raider). I can only imagine how busy this is going to get for us, but I think we'll settle into things and soon enough not even remember what it was like with just one baby (who, seriously, does not even seem like a baby in the least any more - he's the oldest 15 month old ever, both in terms of size and what he's doing).
So, not sure when next I'll blog, but I won't leave you hanging too long. I wanted to be sure to get on here now, especially so those of you who couldn't make it to meet Braylon in person could see some pictures at the very least! Stay tuned as I'm sure I'll have far more interesting tales to tell as time goes on...


Kelly said...

Congratulations! You are so blessed with your boys. Braylon is a cutie! You can tell Greg that Ryan was very pleased with your name selection as I believe Braylon Edwards came from Michigan University. Anyways, back to you and Braylon... was it a natural birth again? Only four pushes, that is so great! I am so happy for you that he is finally here and all is good. Congratulations to you all! Can't wait to see you in person!
Love, Kelly


Congratulations Natalie!!! He looks very handsome already :) I love the puppy hat, I have a similar one for Eden...
Glad to hear all went so well...and that he waited until after the superbowl, Daddy must have been proud!
Can't wait to see Eden and Braylon together...they'll be sooo cute!
Take care!!