on friday, november 7th at 3:07 am
baby Owen Christopher Brower
joined our crew
at 8lbs 15oz & 21 ½ in
it was a super fast delivery. because it was two weeks before his due date, i didn't think i was really in labor when the contractions started around 1am. but i decided to drive myself to the hospital just to make sure that it was a false alarm. i got there at 2:15 and by 2:25 my water had broke and i sent chris a text saying "my water broke, better get here, its going to be a quick one i think". because bart and janie had made a quick trip to Branson, chris called Katie Smith to come be with the kids. chris got to the hospital about 15 minutes before the baby arrived at 3:07 am. wish we could say the same for the doctor! the nurses ended up delivering him because without the epidural, there was no way i couldn't not push even when they told me not to! chris was the one to tell me that it was a boy, but i was in so much pain i don't really remember. but we sure are happy to have this sweet boy with us.
not exactly sure why chris asked the nurse to take a picture right after, and I'm really not sure why i went along with it, but here it is!
jack, ellie, and charlie absolutely adore this baby.
charlie met him first, while jack and ellie were at school.
he was so sweet and would whisper every time he came into the hospital room. baby owen looks just like baby charlie did.
jack had asked me to make a pumpkin white chocolate cheesecake for his birthday. for various reasons, i didn't get around to it until the night before owen arrived. so jack and owen got to celebrate their birthdays together at the hospital, along with grandma and grandpa who had made it back from branson that evening.
owen has been a wonderful little eater and a pretty good sleeper so far.
as charlie keeps saying to his new brother "we're so glad you're here baby owen!"