Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Goodbye, 20's...Hello, 30!

That's right...I turned the big 3-0 yesterday! I have been dreading this day forever, but now I have decided to own it (well, sort of). I thought I was going to be 9 months pregnant on my birthday, so it was a treat to be able to drink wine and celebrate! Steve and I decided to go out to a romantic dinner - just the two of us - while my mom watched the kids. We went to the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant and had a wonderful view of the planes. I have never been there, so it was really special.

My mom makes my favorite cake (yellow cake with homemade chocolate icing) every year for my bday - it is even more delicious than it looks!

Our family

Ty is 2 weeks old now, and he is doing really well. We went to the pediatrician today, and he has finally gotten back to his birth weight - YAY! I feel so relieved. He is starting to eat more...I just wish I could say the same about his sleeping habits. :)

Here are a few pictures of my boys

MJ giving Ty a kiss

The boys snuggling on the couch

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's a BOY!

Stephan Tyler Economos ("Ty") was born October 5th, 2010 at 5:34pm. He was 6 lbs, 2 oz and 19.5". He was 3 weeks and 2 days early, so we were a little surprised to have him here this soon!

The sequence of events went something like this...

Monday, October 4th: feeling great until late evening.
11:00 pm: GI bug - All. Night. Long.
5:30 am: call in sick to work
8:30 am: call OB's office, schedule appt for 11:00
9:30 am: Uh Oh...did my water just break?!?! Call OB's office again - come in now
10:00 am: Steve meets me in waiting room. "Honey, I think my water broke." The look on his face was priceless
10:30 am: OB checks me - "Yes, your water broke. You are already 4cm dilated and 70%effaced. Congratulations! You are going to have a baby today!" This was quickly proceeded by a few minutes of me freaking out...But, we're not ready yet! The baby isn't even at term! We don't even have a boy's name picked out!
Thankfully, she and Steve were able to quickly calm me down. She assured me that although the baby would technically be a "premie," he/she was far enough along that there was no need to worry.
10:45 am: Walked over to hospital with the family
12:00 pm: Epidural in (God bless anesthesia)
4:30 pm: Steve and I decide on a boy's name (we already had a girl's name picked out)
5:30 pm: Start pushing
5:34 pm: Baby Ty is born!

Our families had a bet on time of birth, sex, weight and length. Steve won!

Mommy and Ty

Ty sleeping in Grandma's arms

All my boys

So peaceful

The family goes home!

MJ is doing really well and is fascinated by "Baby brother Ty." He tries to hold him and kiss him a lot, so we have to watch him like a hawk! Ty needs to gain some weight, so we have been working hard to bulk him up (=sleep deprivation). I have to say, I have not missed my breast pump these past few months. It was hard to bring it out again - a sign that I am a slave to my son's feeding schedule. :)

We are so thankful to have a wonderful family and great friends who have been helping us out the past week!

Stay tuned for more updates on our little family!

Monday, October 4, 2010

An Elk Hunt, A Tribute to Bobby Cox, and...Cankles

Steve went on his annual elk hunt a couple of weeks ago out in Colorado. Unfortunately, for the past 3 years, hubs has been unsuccessful at shooting anything. Therefore, his growing family is starving. We are depending on getting meat from MJ's Uncle Nick (who actually got an elk) to help feed us through the winter.

Aside: sorry I had to announce this to everyone, honey, but you promised me an elk this year!!!

MJ missed his daddy while he was gone, so he wore his shoes around the house every evening..

Daddy - look at me, I was the man of the house while you were gone!

Bobby Cox is retiring this year, and we were fortunate enough to be able to go to his tribute game this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day, and the stadium was absolutely packed. (Unfortunately, the Braves lost to the Phillies 7-0)...Here are a few pictures of the occasion.


Daddy and MJ

It has been a busy few weeks for the Eco family. My belly is growing bigger by the day, and sleeping is getting more and more sparse (thanks to the multiple contractions and trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night). Here is a belly pic for those of you who have been asking for one!

3 weeks to go!!

At the end of May, Steve and I went to Aruba (I was about 5 months pregnant at the time), and we took this picture...

I miss skinny ankles!

Here are what my cankles looked like by the end of the work day today:


MJ is getting ready to be a big brother, and he asks to "kiss the baby" quite often. He is doing great at preschool, and he is able to tell us what he did during his school day...

Me: "MJ, what did you do at school today?"

MJ: "I saw my friends. I gave them a hug."

Me: "That's very nice. Did you go to the playground?"

MJ: "Yes, I went down the slide."

Me: "Did you color?"

MJ: "I drew an apple with a worm."

I can't believe how much my baby has grown!!!!