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Our New Arrival: Meet August Andrew Eikstadt

Well it's been over a week since you've seen a post from me and most of you know that it's because we've been busy, busy, busy with our new arrival!!!!

August Andrew Eikstadt was born on Monday January 16, 2012 at 12:57pm. Some of you have already heard me say this but here it is again: he was 7lbs 12oz and 20 inches of perfect. And seriously, I'm not lying. He's perfect.

It's amazing to think that this little dude made his home inside of me for almost 10 months. He was born when I was 39 weeks 3days...just shy of his due date of 1/20/12. Yesterday he was a week old. it made me tear up a little to think how much he has already grown and changed since his birth day.

We brought him home just last Wednesday, after a big snow storm moved through on Tuesday.

Augie did great on the car ride home and has already had his first outing to the Dr., in which he was a champ for the appt (which just so happened to be another day with a big snow storm).

Augie was sent home with a bit of jaundice. He looked like a little pumpkin for several days and had to have home phototherapy 24 hours a day. Talk about cumbersome for changing, feeding and snuggling.

We finally received the good news yesterday that his numbers had improved enough that phototherapy could be discontinued. No more little glow worm AND the guy can finally wear pants!!!!

We're having a great time and are off to an awesome start. Andy is phenomenal at taking care of the two of us so I can focus on healing and feeding. He's been keeping me well nourished with some great food supplied be friends & family (THANK YOU!), some of our frozen stock pile and some made to order deliciousness.

As I type I'm preparing to feed the Captain Fuzzy Pants (or right now I should say, Captain Squishy Pants...someone needs changed too), then we are headed out to run two errands and get some fresh air. In the near future I plan to sit and write about Augie's birth story. I never thought I would share it with so many people, or be so candid about it, but since it happened I'm much more open to talking about. It truly was amazing.

For now here's the new family.


  1. What a beautiful little man. I'm so happy for you all!

  2. Congratulations to both of you! It is funny how once you go through it, you end up sharing your very personal birth story with anyone, especially other pregnant women. It's like some weird reflex - "Did someone say they were pregnant? Well, let me tell you....". It's a badge to wear with honor! :)


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