Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First Doctor's Visit

Today was Parker's first visit to the doctor. He did a great job!

Parker was born weighing 8lbs. 7 oz. ; he left the hospital weighing 7lbs. 14 oz. on Sunday and today weighs 8lbs. 0 oz.
He is currently in the 50th percentile for weight. He is in the 90th percentile for his height. He's going to be tall lke his daddy.

Dr. Larson came in and checked him over. She was a little concerned with his jaundice and ordered another blood test. The test came back with very low levels and she wasn't concerned.
Dr. Larson was very helpful in answering all the questions the new mom and dad had and helped us to remember some things we had forgotten to take care of. We will see her again next week.

After the doctor we ran our first family errand. A trip to Wal-Mart.

Here Parker is learning how we must always stop and look for new PEZ....and he was so lucky today to find 3 PEZ on his first trip to Wally-World! (Dad was happy too!)

When we came home everyone got a nice rest and then we were excited to have visitors. My friend Krista came by with dinner (THANK YOU) and the Kleine's stopped by to meet a new friend!. Kannon was very excited to have a new "boy" to hang out with and informed Parker that in 4 years they would be playing the Wii together. Kannon even challenged Parker to a Mario Kart tournament.

It has been an exciting day for all, but the excitement isn't over yet......we are having our first bath at home tonight! All of the firsts........so much fun!

Coming Home

We were so blessed by the Labor and Delivery staff at Cottage Hospital that I didn't want to leave. They truly were fabulous! I don't have enough good things to say about the nurses there. I was truly taken care of to the fullest (maybe too good) and was spoiled for a week. We stayed until Sunday evening around 7:30 PM before finally making that nerve wracking leap into parenthood on our own....YIKES!

All of our goodies from friends, family and Labor and Delivery

Parker's first ride in his car seat.

Welcome Home Parker!

This is the cradle that I was brought home to. My dad built this to put me in and it has been passed around the Vancil family from cousin to cousin and now makes it's way back to me.
Parker thinks it's pretty special and comfy!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Parker Stecher

Family Time

After 2 days in labor, 2 hours of pushing, and a Cesarean, Parker was born on Thursday. We were so excited when they announced, "he" is doing great, you have a BOY! It was definitely worth all the work. We were very excited to share him with our families on Friday!
The proud new family of 3!
The man of the hour

The Stecher Family
Grandma Stecher
Grandpa Stecher

3 Generations of Stecher's

Grandma Vancil

Grandpa Vancil

Uncle Justin

Vancil Family

Parker Benton Stecher

Parker Benton Stecher
Thursday September 17, 2009
8lbs. 7 oz.
21 1/4 in. long
10:14 PM

Proud Daddy :)

Excited Grandma's
Amazed Mommy