Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Meet Baby Bowen!

Bowen Roosevelt Smith
6.9lbs 19.5 inches




He's here!
We went in on Thursday morning to be induced. The Docs wanted him out sooner than later because his little abdomen was measuring small...which just meant he was getting hungry. Being induced was a different experience than I thought it would be like. My water broke with Bridger so it was all fast. It wasn't bad being induced, and even though it did...it didn't feel like it took forever. Chad and I just hung out...Chad ran some ties to the post office for me, rented a Red Box, He got some studying in, I read and bought some fabric online...it was a nice and relaxing day in the hospital just waiting for action.
Then at 12:15 am the action came and he was born!
He was wide eyed, alert, quite, and so precious!
My Mom(i mean Angel-in-disguise) had Bridger the whole time we were in the hospital. She brought him over on Friday and he wasn't so interested in me or the baby, but he's warmed up to him since. He always asks were he is and what he's doing. He's adjusting to the big change like I imagined he would...being naughty and emotional. Poor guy, he's so use to being the top dog around here. Hopefully he'll snap out of it soon.
So far, Bowen has been a very good baby. I love having a newborn in the house, it's such a peaceful and good feeling!
Thanks to everyone for your help with Bridger, meals, gifts, and prayers! We're so happy he's here!

24 comments:

Amanda said...

Yeah! I love you guys!

CC Sampson said...

Cute baby! Poor Bridger! It gets better I promise. Skye didn't want anything to do with CJ either, but now she loves him. Glad you are doing great. P.S. You are not supposed to look like that right after you have a baby, you are too cute. Hope Chad is surviving school.

Reid and Brittney said...

Congratulations!! He is such a cutie. I am so happy for you guys. Can't wait to meet him, he'll probably be walking and talking before I get to see him but that's okay at least I get to see pictures of him. Give him a squeeze for me.

Elise H. said...

Congratulations!

He is adorable. Poor Bridger...that's a rough transition. My kids are always little hellions when I have a newborn. It's like, "Who are you and what have you done with my kids?!" Hang in there, Rachel!

P.S. I love his name--Bowen Roosevelt. So cute. :)

Ricki said...

He is so stinking cute!!! I love the picture of Bridger loving on him, and please tell me the picture of you, chad, and the baby is not right after you had him?!!!! You look way too stinkin' good!!!! Good job! I am so happy he is here!

Queen Elizabeth said...

A huge congrats to you all. Love the pic with Bridger giving Bowen his toys. I have a pic like that of Ab and Sam but she was trying to give her plastic food. Best wishes!

Sarah said...

Congrats you guys! He is such a cute baby!! Can't wait to meet him in person someday!! Rach, you look awesome! Way to go! :) Glad all went well and he is here!!

Chels's Blog said...

Congrats! He is so cute and little. It sounds like everything went good. I love the name.....

Teisha said...

I love your pictures. Congrats! He's adorable!

The Simmons' said...

He is perfect!! I am sorry we have been such bad friends and haven't been out yet. We were in Wyoming all weekend and and then spent the week trying to get our house rented out. We would love to come see you this weekend sometime and I want to come get Bridger to play. You look amazing as ever and I still can't wait to see your little one.

Tawni & Dan said...

He's beautiful! Bridger looks like a natural big brother in the picture of the two of them. Hope you are feeling well and recovering okay. You look beautiful! I need to meet this little guy. Congratulations!!!

Kent and Heidi said...

What a cute little guy!! Congrats! I hope all is going well and I hope you can get some sleep!

HALL FAMILY said...

Since I'm the 13th to comment I feel sorta bad, but I still beat Barb so I'm ahead of her. C'S is right about looking so beautiful upon delivering a child, but I expected nothing less of you Rach. Bridger will soon be so protective of his little brother and it brings a whole new happiness and joy to you as their parents. You're such a good and patient mom I hope that you are getting some help though! Wish I was there. Love you

James and Cami said...

Cute Baby! LOve all that dark hair!! You look great by the way for esp for just having a baby!!
Just saw Kayla's comment, so witty. We all need to get all these boys together. I really do want to bring you dinner or something. not sure it will be homemade though:)

Lucid Financial said...

CONGRATS!!! So glad he's here. I can't believe how amazing you look minutes after giving birth...wait, yes I can. Gorgeous, as usual. :)

Congrats again you guys.


O - this is Anne...I'm signed in under Jace for some reason. :)

Micah E. said...

A big congratulations to you and yours.

I think every woman in the world is jealous at how beautiful you look moments after giving birth.

Natalie said...

Oh, how exciting!!! Congratulations you guys! I hope everything is going well with your new bundle of joy!

Hubers said...

Congrats!! He is so precious!! You do look great! I am glad to hear all is well... And hopefully Bridger changes (I am sure he will..) congrats again!

Korbi said...

He's beautiful, er, I mean Handsome! Congrats... How do you look so darn pretty after just popping out a baby?!?!?

barbara beck said...

How can you possibly look that gorgeous right after birth!! Only you Rach! So happy for you guys! Can't wait to meet him! Love you!

barbara beck said...

Just read Kayla's comment... Stinker! Hey by the way you never told me his full name!!! I assumed he didn't have a middle name.. I love it!!

Raquel said...

oH YEA! I'm so excited for you guys! He is just so handsome already! Congrats

danielandjamaica said...

Congrats! Thanks for the txt when he was born. I thought you had forgotten all about me down here. You just wait... he and Bridger are gonna be best buds before you know what happened!
Wanna do Kokopelli in Sept? :)

dunlop family said...

what a NAME! i {LOVE} it! and what a doll! i am so happy for you, miss rachel...and chad and bridger!!! congrats, love! oxox