Sunday, July 31, 2011

Drew is here!

Andrew Tucker Fletcher
July 21, 2011
1:54 pm
8 pounds, 11 ounces
21 inches

I can't believe our little man is already 11 days old! At the same time, it feels like we've had him forever in our hearts - we've just been waiting to meet him. Drew truly does complete our family. It feels so right, finally having him with us. Before he came, I couldn't even comprehend being able to love him even half as much as I love Charlie. I thought there was no way. But I can tell you the MOMENT I laid eyes on him, my heart was taken.

This baby is the most precious, sweet, cuddly, adorable bundle of joy. My heart is full, to overflowing. It's been a rough start for Drew - we've had some feeding/weight issues and right now the breastfeeding/pumping routine is taking up the better part of each day and night (the reason for this delayed announcement!), but we're past the hardest part now and it should only get better from here!

So...I'm just going to post a bunch of pics for now. Maybe in a few more days I'll have time to actually write more.

(Anyways, if I tried to write much now I'm not sure just how much sense it would make - massively sleep-deprived!!!)

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Final Countdown - 9 Days!

It's hard to believe we are in the final days of being our little family of 3.

I feel like I want to drink in every last moment of Charlie being our "only child", like it's slipping away.

While I know that Charlie will be such a great big brother and it's going to be wonderful to have Drew finally join the same time it's such a big "unknown". We don't know little Drew yet. I don't have a clue who he is, what his personality will be, what he will look like, and on and on. I already love him to pieces, of course, and I'm beyond excited to meet him...BUT, I don't "know" him yet. Such an odd feeling, to be growing this little stranger in there! I don't remember feeling this so strongly with Charlie. I think maybe it's because before Charlie was born, I already had a lot of ideas about who he would be...
His personality: very socially outgoing, physically active and athletic.
Even how he would look: dark hair, dark brown eyes & a dark olive skin tone.

Oh, and VERY tiny, maybe, oh, around 6 or 7 pounds...





Maybe my utter failure in predicting who Charlie would be before he was born has led up to this feeling of Drew being such a stranger to me. While I have found myself SO pleasantly surprised at how different Charlie is from the boy I had been expecting, maybe I just don't want to make any wrong predictions again? I sometimes guess that Drew will be very active, just based on how extremely active he seems to be inside of me already! But, even when I say this, I always hear myself adding the disclaimer, "...but I could be wrong!"

Whoever he will be, however he will look, whatever he will be like...I know I will love him so very much. Like only a mother can. Like I never even knew was possible until I met our sweet Charlie. I'm just having a hard time waiting to meet him so I can finally get some answers! I'm anxious, excited, nervous, and just plain READY to get him outta there so we can all meet him and know him and love on him.

July 21 can't come soon enough!