Monday, September 19, 2011

HE'S Here!!!

Bo Ryan entered the world Sunday, Sept. 18th at 10:06am. He weighed 7lbs-9oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. Lots of dark hair and long fingers. He is well loved (and very protected by his big sister!!) We are all doing really well! I'll try and post more pictures soon (and the whole story if you're interested!)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bo Ryan



Neal came home from Marro's about 3am. I jumped awake because I felt like I peed the bed. So I went to the bathroom which turned out to be a bloody show. I wasn't having contractions but called the doctor. The doctor on call said that if I wasn't having contractions that I didn't need to come in yet. This "show" could go on for a while. So I decided that I would lay back down. About 4 I couldn't sleep so I thought that I would get up and pack Morgan's back. I had it arranged with my bff that I would drop Morgan off there that way our parents didn't know we were heading in. So I went downstairs to get her church clothes when I realized this wasn't a good idea and needed to go to the bathroom. So I ran back upstairs! Then I thought I better shower...so I turned the water on and this is when the contractions started. So I told Neal about 4:45 that maybe we should start heading to the hospital. Poor Neal, he barely slept, he didn't really nap either. So when I said it was time he wasn't moving too fast! I called bff and we got everything set and dropped Morgan off about 5. Neal had to pit stop back at home (he "ate" something that wasn't settle with his tummy). We got to the hospital about 6ish. They hooked me up and we found I was dilated to a 3-4 (mind you I had been a 2 for about 3 weeks! so this was progress!!) They got the IV set and we waited. I wasn't having huge contractions. We both tried sleeping a bit, Neal ran downstairs and got breakfast. I had to have penicillin so they weren't going to break my water because I had to have it in my body for so many hours. The penicillin was done about 8 and they like 4 hours. About 9:45 I started to have HARD contractions and they were VERY painful. Neal went and got the nurse and when she came in I was ready to go! The dr came in and at 10:06am, Bo Ryan enter the world!!! It was a little scary because he had ripped his cord (yes ripped it) and it was slightly around his neck. When they laid him on my chest he made no noise. They quickly put him in the crib and the ped doctor came got him breathing! So we are extra thankful!!! Bo has TONS of dark hair and we are TOTALLY in love!

Monday, September 12, 2011

We're still here

Since I have been harassed by a certain friend (not naming names...Carrie)



We have been super busy at the VanderZwaag house! Baby VZ is suppose to arrive sometime this week (sooner then later would be nice!!). I started a new job. I got hired to teach Head Start for Allegan County in Fennville. They had no clue I was expecting (not sure how they missed that but...thankful for the opportunity. I have been busy getting my classroom ready. The kids start next Monday and I won't be starting with them. I will be back the week of Halloween.


Morgan has been adjusting to the early mornings. We decided to not do preschool (at least not the first semester). She's ready for the baby to come! She also has been enjoying the cooler weather and loves playing outside!


Neal is knee deep...maybe neck deep in football. He has his first game this week (hopefully he'll make it since I've been joking the baby will come at 4:45 that day!!)


We have done a few different things this summer too. Morgan and I went camping for a weekend with my family. We also went to the Hudsonville Fair twice. In August, we all went to the John Ball Zoo. I was Morgan's first trip. Neal last went when he was in 7th grade and I went when I was 16. It's been a few years and a few things have changed!! Overall, we had a great time!


We anxiously await the arrival of our little one! I will try to up date pictures once that happens!