Trey Alexander arrived at 3:03pm on 7/15/09 weighing 7lbs 10 oz and measuring 22 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great as are dad, big brothers, proud grandparents and so on.
I didn't make it in time for the delivery because once he decided to come this little guy was in quite a hurry. SIL went from 3cm to 9cm in a couple of hours. She actually progressed so fast she wasn't able to get an epidural because by the time they checked her she was almost ready to push. Fortunately for her, she only had to push for about 10 minutes and he was here. I got to the hospital around 6:45 (my BIL had called just as I was getting on the road to let me know Trey was here so I was in no rush driving over). Everyone had gone off to WalMart to shop for SIL and the baby so when I arrived it was just me, SIL, and Trey for almost an hour and a half. That was really nice. We just chatted and Trey slept in my arms the whole time.
He is so precious. So small and warm and he makes those cute little newborn baby noises. And his hair and skin are so soft. He even smells good. I am totally, completely, 100% head over heels in love. I guess it really is true that your love just grows as each new child comes. Even though they aren't my own, I love my nephews and my niece like crazy. When Joey was born I wondered if I could love him as much as Andy. But I immediately did. Same thing happened with Trey. One glimpse and I was hooked. ♥