On Monday morning at 8:26 we welcomed our third child in to the world, a son. Isaac James Curtis Poelman weighed in at a whopping 8lbs 15oz. He is absolutely beautiful with his beautiful super long dark blonde hair. He arrived without a hitch and everything went according to plan.
The excitement started on Saturday afternoon when we welcomed my mom and she was such a big help as per usual. Saturday night my girlfriends had a probably party for me and one other friend who was due very close to each other (and ended up the babies, both boys were born just 2 days apart) it was so nice to get together with everyone and just relax, chat and connect with everyone again.
Sunday afternoon my bother Curtis and his fantastic girlfriend Emily arrived. We spent the afternoon eagerly anticipating the huge meal Jon was working on, it was amazing. Once the kids were in bed, we watched (and am ashamed to say we watched for the 100th time) Jackass. It was just what i needed to take the nerves away; we were all laughing until tears were in our eyes, oh the stupidity. I headed to bed around 10 in preparation for a sleepless night. I was right, not a wink the entire night.
Then, all of a sudden it was Monday morning. And it was "TIME". 7am took a long time to come, but, we were all up and watching the clock tick. Soon, it was time to go. And through the tears, we headed to the hospital. Curt and Emily took care of the kids so Mom could come to the hospital with us. Curt and Emily did such a great job with the kids and the kids had such a great time with them. Jon and i both are still so thankful that they were able to be here with us.
Once we got to the hospital we had to check in, then we went to the recovery room right away. I changed in to the hospital gown, hooked up to the IV and then we had to wait...I was starting to get nervous, scared, anxious, excited and likely every other emotion under the sun. Jon and i spent some time in prayer before it was time to go. We ogled at the fact that they were getting the bassinette ready and even had some cute little onsies ready for our impending birth.
|The bassinette just waiting for beautiful baby Poelman|
Mom giving me a last minute pep talk
Then i find pictures like this, and all i can really think, is all that sappy stuff is good, but this is REALLY why i love him so much:
Yes, this really is WHY i love him.
Everyone’s first comment was LOOK AT ALL THAT HAIR!!!!
first, a great view of our new son
As of Sunday night at 10pm we had still not 100% decided on a name. We knew from day 1 what the middle names were going to be, but we couldn’t for the life of us decide on a first name. We had a few rumblings and had made a few different name decisions that lasted a few weeks at a time, but in the end we always changed our minds. In the end, we decided on Isaac. Isaac means laughter which is all we could do and all we chose to do when we were experiencing this pregnancy. Some days were so awful; all we could do was laugh. James is Jonathan’s dad’s name. Jonathan’s dad is an amazing man, a man to look up to, seek advice from and aim to be like. I could NOT BE MORE GRATEFUL or proud to say that Jonathan has many of his dad’s great qualities and attributes. I’m the lucky one in that equation. Isaac also has a third middle name, Curtis. Curt is my baby brother. We have such a great relationship and he is another amazing man in our life. Curt is the first person to be right there if anyone needs anything, and quick to help anyone out. He truly thinks of others before himself, and is also someone i hope Isaac will strive to be like. My brother has been my #1 supporter with all i have been though the last few years, and is sooo special to me.
Once Isaac was out, and ready to leave the O.R. Jonathan took him out to meet the family while i was being stitched (or stapled) up. It was only a few minutes and then i was right there to join in the celebration.
Daddy and Big Big Sister Maya. She is soo proud!
Eli is smitten!
|Curtis meeting his namesake. He was (is) so proud|
Finally after 4 hours in recovery we got to go to our room. Here is our first picture as a family of 5
|All showerd and feeling human again!|
|Gramma and Isaac|
|Opa came just for a few hours, but was so thankful he came to meet sweet baby|
|How can someone get so lucky to have such BEAUTIFUL children?? Good gene pool i guess ;)|
|Proud Big Sister|
We are so happy you are here. You have completed our family in such a special way. We prayed to be blessed with a pregnancy, we prayed for our unborn child, we prayed that you would arrive safe and now we are praising the Lord for your glorious arrival. You were wanted, Isaac, in a major way. You are a blessing to Daddy and I. You are pure sweet evidence of prays being answered. And we will continue to thank Jesus for you and your brother and sister every single day. You are all lifes sweetest joys.
Love Mommy and Daddy.