Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's A Boy

It is official
HE is a boy!!!

Name: PARKER ALBERT RUECKERT (because we named him this I found out the birth certificate person at the hospital knew Troy's dad in high school -- Albert is Troy's grandpa's name)

Weight: A hearty 8lbs 4oz (I've been saying this whole time, "I refuse to give birth to anything over 8lbs," but I'm sure this is not the 1st time he will show me up" I honestly didn't think my little body could do it, but BOO RAH momma is tough - but sore). As the doctor was stitching me up I asked when I could run a marathon, she gave me a look of horror and said 6 weeks. I said, "Great I'll sign-up for one," she really got concerned and said, "I think you'll need some time to train." I have been given the OK to walk in a week or so, but have promised no running until after I get an OK.

Length: 20in long.

Born on: Sunday 3/22 @ 10:59 pm (I figured at 4:30 am when I started having labor pains that we would have a Sunday baby, but didn't know he was going to cut it so close).

Funniest moment: After he was born both mom and dad were so wow'd by the whole experience that neither thought to look to see if we had a boy or girl. About 5 min after the birth a nurse finally said. "Hey, wait was that a boy or a girl." We had joked before hand after he is born when people ask what we had we would say, "I don't know, we didn't find out." I didn't know it might actually happen.

2nd Funniest moment: Watching our WONDERFUL FRIEND (we won't embarrass with a name) experience his first pee. WONDERFUL FRIEND know both mom and dad have now had similar experiences. The only difference both of ours happened at home, and we couldn't just call the nurse to come clean it up.

We love him and are excited for our future family with Parker as the big brother.


Melarie Wheat said...


Schroeders in a nut shell said...

He is cuter then words....he even fits in his babies were 5'12", 6'9" took a while to fit in anything....he looks cuddly and lovable! Enjoy..this is where life really begins, and little boys...ya gotta love 'um..just ask Staci..she can really tell you some Max stories to prepare you for Parker stories, have fun! =)

Alison Hixson said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you and so glad that he here now and healthy! Take it easy Katie! Enjoy all the help that you can get!!

Nova said...

Congrats!!! Take it easy girl. You will be running in no time flat and wish that you could just be taking it easy. :)

Collett Family said...

You did it! He looks absolutely perfect. Isn't being a mom great? You'll be feeling like your normal self in no time.

=) said...

I love the pictures. Parker is so cute. I can't wait to see him. I am so excited for you guys!!!

ashycam said...

Congratulations!! Katie he is so cute. I bet you are just loving having him in your arms and being able to hold and cuddle. And now dad can help too:). Take it easy for a while and just enjoy your little miracle, they grow so fast.

Laura said...

Congratulations! I'm glad things went so well :) Welcome to parenthood!

RuSty and LaLa said...

Congrats Guys. We are excited for you and know how you feel. It's going to be fun to see our little ones grow up so close in age.

Seivert/Webb Family said...

Hi Katie,

I hope you're feeling good and having a BLAST with your new boy.

I wanted to give you my husband's info. and you can call him @ 801-755-6390.

Take care,
Catherine said...

Okay I think it is time for more pics guys!!! I need to see more of my nephew. please!! Love ya Sparkle