Thursday, February 21, 2008

Derrick's Post-Partum

First, I want to apologize for not adding this post earlier. All of you that have children understand how busy it is once you come home.

Holly, Harrison, and I left the Texas Tech Universtiy Medical Hospital on Feb. 7th. Since then, we have been visited by both sets of grandparents who stayed for a combined two weeks. It was fun seeing them with their new grandson!

Harrison is doing great! He went to the doctor for his two-week check-up and got a clean bill of health. He is growing (he now weights 8.8 oz., 21 inches long). Holly and I feel very blessed to have him in our family. He is a character (gets that from his mom) and makes us laugh all the time. He is sleeping pretty well, but he likes to keep us up sometimes (gets that from his dad).

He hates being cold, so he does not like having his diaper changed. He hated the sponge baths but he LOVED his first tub bath that he had yesterday!

I have added some new pictures of him. They range from feedings, to baths, to playtime. I will try to add more as we get some good ones!

By the way, we have some other good news. I accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Alabama in Huntsville the day after Harrison was born. So, we will be moving back to Alabama in August! It is a great opportunity and we are very excited. I will be defending my dissertation next Friday so please keep me in your prayers.

Take care!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Welcome to the world Harrison!

It is our great pleasure to introdue the newest addition to our family, Harrison William Smith. He was born on February 5 at 6:15pm at University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX. He weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. and is 20.5 inches long (yes, he is short and stocky like his dad). Mother and baby are both doing wonderfully!

He came a week early! Holly was having some issues with her blood pressure, so the doctor decided to induce. We checked in the hospital on Februrary 4th to get fluids in her (she had been sick and not able to keep food down). They started the induction on the morning of the 5th, broker her water around lunch, she started pushing at 5:45 and 30 minutes later he was born. It was amazing to watch! Holly is an amazing woman!

Keep posted for more!