Well - where do I start?
On Monday, August 13th, my water broke. Emily was at Camp Cormorant, Sam was with me, and Rob was playing basketball at the Y. He wasn't answering his cell phone or pages from the Y, so I waited an hour or so and then took Sam to the Y and picked up Rob on the way to the hospital. They admitted me and we waited and waited and waited and waited! No contractions or anything!
Finally the next day, they started me on pitocin to start contractions, and at 4:41 PM, Benjamin Michael Wagner was born! He only weiged 6 pounds and 3 ounces and is 18 inches long. He is such a tiny peanut, we can't get over it! I think that he's the spitting image of Sam when Sam was born, although Sam weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces.
We got to go home on Thursday, but Ben's a little jaundice, so we had to take him to the clinic on Friday for a test. He was still a little high, so the home health nurse brought over a Bilibed for him to sleep on. He's supposed to be on it as much as possible - only coming off to eat, have a diaper change, and a bath. It's hard to watch him there and not hold him all the time, but he sleeps so much that it's OK. I'm told he's sleeping so much because of his jaundice. However, after his test today, he's doing much better, so we don't need a test tomorrow and can wait until Monday for the next test. They just prick his heal and take some blood - so far he's slept through all of the pricks!
Emily's back from camp and had a great time. She met lots of new friends and was so sad to leave. She was also pretty excited because the camp director told her that she should go to camp in June next summer and then could be a CIT the rest of the summer! That's Counselor In Training, and usually you have to be 15 to be one. She'll only be 14 next summer, so she's thrilled!
And, Sam's other front tooth came out, so his talking has changed a little. This one came out without Brittney's help, but he wasn't happy about it. He got a little happier with his silver dollar from the tooth fairy!
I'll be posting more pictures very soon!