Saturday, August 21, 2010

Introducing Matthew Alexander Kaplun

Alex's and I first child - Matthew Alexander Kaplun was born this past sunday (8/15) at 8:41pm.  I was 38 and 3/7 weeks.    He weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.  The labor was long but tolerable thanks to an epidural.   Both Alex and I are completely in love with the new addition to our family. 

But first one last pregnancy picture.  This was taken shortly before I went in to labor.  I was starting to swell already, but maybe is was from the ice cream sitting on my belly bump.  : )

Warning:  this is a long post with lots of pictures, but I didn't know when I would be able to post again.

I am now much happier that I have an epidural.  Little did I know I was about to start swelling up like the stage puff marshmallow man.  You won't see many more pictures of me until I look more normal. 

Alex holds Matthew for the first time.

matthew - 4 days old
Grandma flew back out right away and here she is holding her first grandchild.  Needless to say, she is ecstatic.

Matthew - 4 days old.

sleeping after a good breast feeding. 

Grandma helps give him a bath.  We are about to wash his hair.

3 days old

6 days old

Daddy and Matthew catch a few precious zzzzz.

He has eyes!

His favorite sleeping position is with his hands by his face and often with one over his face.

He actually slept for a few minutes so mom and dad could take a much needed shower.


Maddie and Jorinda said...

Oh my goodness! He is so cute :) I am so excited for you guys! Congrats

Coreena said...

Welcome Matthew! He is adorable!

Megan, Paris, Picassa & Snickers said...

Congrats!! Little Matthew is very cute!!

Raiser Erin said...

Oh, he's just the cutest thing! I dare say that he's cuter than those puppies we pick up (I know, I didn't think I'd ever say it either). He's just sooooooo adorable! I'm so happy that those contractions finally stopped and that you have your baby home. :) AH! I can't get over how cute he is!

GDB Puppy Sitter :) said...

Congrats and welcome Matthew! :) What an adorable little baby!