Without much sleep we ventured to the hospital at 5:00am. I will always remember that time as Joe and I sat and talked about how much we thought he would weigh, would he look like Reaves, would he have much hair. I said that I thought he would like Reaves, he would weigh 7lb 11oz, and that he would have a lot of hair! Well he doesn't look like Reaves he has more of a Stevens look, He weighed 7lb 120z so I was just an ounce off, and he does have a ton of dark hair. I guess that heartburn wasn't so bad after all!
At 7:48am on August 16, 2013 Hayes Elliott Cataliotti came into this world. I squeezed Joe's hand throughout the surgery (I had another c-section) and talked to my sister in law Jackie throughout the delivery. It was wonderful having her there to take care of me physically as well as for emotional support. Oh that first cry is the sweetest sound on earth. One that will be engraved in my mind forever!
Then I spent the day loving our new little guy! What a special special day! However when BIG brother Reaves came in he said "my mommy" and had a meltdown. Slowly but surely he's coming around and is beginning to love his baby brother! He always want to kiss him and he likes to pretend he's the baby too!
Big Brother Reaves