Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Welcome Lincoln Cleon Skousen

Ok I am finally going to update. Let me start at the beginning. My parent came out 3 days before I got induced and it was so nice to spend sometime with them. The kids went nuts over them and my Mom learned quickly that if you sit on the ground you are fair game for the kids to tackle. Ben and I went in on Monday night at 7:00 to get induced. They started me on pitocin and I did not dilate very fast. By 5:00 a.m. I was having pretty good contractions and they gave me my epidural. Once that was taken care of I was in heaven. By 12:00 they told me we were going to start pushing. Lincoln was born on Tuesday September 7 at 12:18 p.m. He was 8 lbs .2 oz, 20 inch long. He was so perfect from the moment he came out. Be thought that he looked like Sabrina but I saw all Reagan in him. Who are we kidding they all look alike and they all look like Ben. I spent 2 days in the hospital and then got to come home. I missed the kids so much and I was so glad that my parents were here to take care of them. My Mom did great job taking care of Reagans diabetes. My Dad had to leave on Friday but my Mom got to stay another week which was such a help for me. The kids have been so great to Lincoln. They all fight over who gets to hold him first and who gets to feed him. Going from 4 to 5 kids has not been a huge adjustment for us. I think once you hit 4 kids thing are so crazy that nothing fazes you anymore. Lincoln is a wonderful eater but we are trying to get his sleeping schedule changed around. I am so glad that this little boy was brought into our family. He is so happy and easy to take care of. We miss all of you and cant wait to see some of you here for Lincolns blessing. Thanks for all the well wishes.