Friday, February 18, 2011

He's Here!!!

HE'S HERE!!! Baby Boy Shabtay was born February 15th, 2011 at 11:27pm. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches at birth.

Isn't he the CUTEST?!?!

Anna called at 9am to tell me and GB that her water had broke and she was on the way to the hospital. To say that I started flipping out was an understatement. I literally couldn't breathe - Greene had to yell at me to snap me out of it. And then I started taking my position as Social Media Correspondent for the Birth seriously and got on the phone and started calling our friends :)

I left work around 5 and immediately headed to the hospital to see Anna and keep her company for a bit. She was there with E, E's dad and sister, and her own sis Linsey - they were in a big suite on the birthing floor, hanging out and watching the Westminster Dog Show while waiting for a baby. I briefly entertained the crowd, made friends with the nurse, watched Erez eat cucumbers, and stared at Anna in fascination for a few hours until GB arrived. We kept her company for a little while longer, and then left so the doctors and nurses could come in and do their thing.

A few hours later, the baby still wasn't here, so Anna said we should just head on home. I said OK on the condition that we were notified as soon as the baby had arrived. And that night, just as I was drifting off to sleep, my phone rang with the wonderful news! I sat right up and texted everyone and fell asleep with a huge smile on my face.

The next morning, I could not do anything except think about Anna and E and the baby. So when lunchtime rolled around, I bolted to my car and drove straight to meet the little man himself :)

When I walked in, Anna was cuddling him in the bed. Cue me bursting into tears IMMEDIATELY. I'm talking HYSTERICAL CRYING. I don't know what came over me - I am NOT usually that emotional, but I couldn't believe that my best friend is now a MOM!

Here we are having a moment... he opened his eyes when I started talking to him! (He DEFINITELY recognizes my voice. That must be from all the hours I spent leaning over and singing Britney Spears songs to Anna's belly. Not kidding.)

We're having a moment :)

Finally, I stopped crying and admiring him long enough to actually sit down in the chair and hold him!

Obviously, all babies are tiny, but Baby Boy Shabtay is absolutely BITE SIZED :) I have held dozens of babies, but never one this brand-new to the world... he was less than 12 hours old in these pictures!

I can't get over the fact that just a few days ago, he was on the INSIDE, and now he's on the OUTSIDE hanging out with all of us! We've been waiting for him for so long!

I love this! We are already on the same wavelength. As soon as this happened, I asked Anna if she felt jealous that the baby was going to replace her as my bestie :) She just rolled her eyes. Some things never change!

He is truly gorgeous and I could not be more excited for Anna and E. This baby is so lucky to have them as parents, and I can't wait to watch him grow into a tiny little walking, talking, real-life person!

Anna and Erez and the baby are already at home and everyone is doing great :)

His name will be revealed next week at his bris, so stay tuned! And since all of our friends live spread out across the country, get excited for a LOT more updates about this tiny little boy. I can't help it, I'm already in love!!!

1 comment:

Grace said...

congratulations! he is totally adorable. so happy for you. he really is bite-sized!!!!