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Welcome to the World, Little One

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


My little guy was born on April 18th at 7:53pm his name is Rhys Zachary Lewis Sherman. He weighs 6 pounds, is 18.5 inches long and looks exactly like his daddy.
Rhys gets a bath


Labor and Delivery
I went to the doctor yesterday and after an exam, we agreed that it was time to go to the hospital and have a baby! The nurses started me on pitocin at 4:30 and by 5:20, I was feeling heavy contractions. I had an epidural with Olivia, which made labor and delivery a fairly pleasant experinece so I wanted to take the same route this time. I recieved an epidural at 7:30pm, the doctor broke my water at 7:40 and at 7:50, I was screaming "He's coming!!" A nurse said "Oh, honey it's just pressure you're okay." and I yelled back "no, he's coming NOW!!" My epidural had no time to kick in and I was flying all natural. They peeked under my blanket, saw a noggin getting ready to make an appearance and ran to get the doctor.  I screamed like a lunatic but after 2 pushes for his head and one for his body, he was born and all of my pain and worry was gone.
My mom, my sister, Pj's mom and Pj were all present for delivery. Pj and Mom helped hold my legs and everyone was there to support me and tell me that I could do it. It was a big party but I was so glad to have them all there for me. All of the women in my family have been blessed with 4 hour labors but this was madness! Throughout my contractions, I kept saying "The big prize at the end is almost here. I can do it!"

My New Little Family

Olivia meets Rhys (and mommy wears a very glamorous towel on her head!)

Rhys is more amazing than I could have imagined. I am so tickled at how much he looks like Pj. He's a teeny tiny boy but he has a big nose, ears, hands and feet. I think he will grow into them like a puppy. Olivia saw him and loved him at first sight...and then he started to cry, which upset her VERY much! I'm breastfeeding and he's a very good little eater so far. He's very alert, curious and healthy. He likes to try to chew on his hands so we're keeping mittens on him so he doesn't scratch his little face. He must have been a thumb-sucker in the womb because when he was on his way into the world, he had one hand up to his face, trying to suck that thumb. Rhys loves to snuggle and look at faces while people talk to him.
I will probably be blogging a little less for the next few weeks as I get to know Rhys and adjust to being a mommy of two. Olivia will be needing LOTS of extra lovin' now that there's another little bean in the house, taking our attention. I'm sure I'll pop on to blog a bit and read your blogs while the kids nap. I hope you enjoy pics of my little "peanut butter cup".

Thank you so much to everyone for the advice and well-wishes throughout my pregnancy and of course, for your patience while I rambled on about babies! We'll soon be returning to our regularly-scheduled vintage fashion programming. I'll be sent home from the hospital tomorrow so there will be -loads- of other baby pics very soon!

xoxo
 Brittany

69 Responses to “Welcome to the World, Little One”

  1. Congratulations on your little man!

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  2. Congratulations! He's so sweet, and lucky you with a short delivery. Enjoy your little boy.

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  3. Aww congratulations, you must be so excited he's finally out the bump and with the rest of the family!

    Rachel
    xxx

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  4. Congrats Brittany!!!! He's precious!! :)

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  5. A huge congrats on your little man I so remember the joy of each of my own children

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  6. Congratulations Brittany!! I can't wait to see more pictures of your little guy, what a cutie!

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  7. He is the cutest thing! Congratulations!

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  8. Also, seeing him just brightened my whole day!

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  9. congratulations. what a little darling...and what a lovely family!!

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  10. Congratulations! There's nothing like a brand-new baby boy! Enjoy it!

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  11. Ooooohh, LOVELY!! Well done, well done! and a lovely short labour, how fabulous for you.xx.

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  12. Congratulations on your little va voom man! Enjoy! Can't wait to see what he'll be wearing ; )

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  13. He's so beautiful! Congratulations!! Get some rest if you can, and enjoy that precious baby. :)

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  14. Aw, he's adorable! Congrats. :)

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  15. Fantastic ~ congratulations Brittany! He's simply gorgeous. : D

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  16. Awww!! Congrats!!! he's gorgeous!

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  17. Congratulations! Sounds like after that delay he was pretty eager to get out into the world after all!

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  18. Congratulations on your little blessing. He is adorable. Your blog is an absolute delight. I've never commented before, but just had to say congratulations. Wishing many blessings to you and your family.

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  19. OH MY GOD! Congratulations! What a wonderful thing :)

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  20. Yay, FINALLY! Congratulations! xxx

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  21. I love that you blogged this the day after giving birth! I have always been so full of energy after each of my girls' births, sounds like you might be on that high right now too. And as well you should be he is adorable. I love babies and hope you continue to "ramble" on about them.

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  22. he is so adorable, and I love the name. Congrats.

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  23. Congratulations!! So good to see you both doing so well!

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  24. Welcome to this world little Rhys, what a little cutie he is!
    CONGRATULATIONS to you and ALL your family.

    I am so happy you had a fast labour, I plan on having my first in the next couple years.. I hope to be so lucky!!! ;)

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  25. Congratulations to you all. I am glad all went well for you and baby.

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  26. AWWWWW! So gorgeous!!!! congrats to you all :)

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  27. Congratulations on the wonderful addition to your happy family!!

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  28. Awwww congrats, so sweet! I'm so happy all went well and quickly! See you back soon

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  29. Awwww! He is absolutley gorgeous! cangratulations:)

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  30. Félicitations. Glad everything went well :-)

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  31. Eee, Hello little man, and a big ‘congratulations’ to his mummy and family! Tups x

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  32. What a little cutie. Congratulations hun :) xx

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  33. Thank you so much everyone! Yes, I have been pretty energetic. There's just too much excitement to sleep! *hehe* My nurses have been very helpful, taking him to the nursery so I can rest whenever I need to but even when he's not in the room, I'm reading the little care booklets, filling out paper work and day dreaming about taking him home. :)

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  34. Welcome to the world, Rhys! Brittany, he is just perfect. What a handsome little guy! And Olivia looks so happy to have a brother. You have such a beautiful family -- congratulations to you all!

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  35. OK IM blubber baby, its precious. and i agree identical to Pj. congrats mama!

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  36. Congratulations!!! He's beautiful!!

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  37. The picture of the 3 of you is too cute. Congrats!!

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  38. I'd like to add my well-wishes and congratulations! I glad you had such a quick time of it, too!

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  39. Congratulations on the new family member! He's so gorgeous!
    I know Olivia will be a very good big sister, too!

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  40. How wonderful! Congratulations to you all. x

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  41. Congrats on the new little man!! :) such a little love bug :D

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  42. What an Easter egg, you've got there!
    Lots of congratulations and hugs from Denmark. :)

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  43. Uber congrats on your new little bundle! :)

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    And extra congratulations for choosing a Welsh name!

    Miss P xx

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  45. Sanne, it's funny that you said that because my husband calls him our "Rhys-ter egg"! :D

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  46. Congratulations!!! You have a beautiful family :)

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  47. congrats on the new addition to your family!

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  48. Hello litte man! Welcome to the world!
    Congratulations Mum and family.

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  49. Congratulations on you new bundle of joy!

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  50. Wow! Congratulations to the whole family!! He's beautiful!

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  51. Such a sweet handsome man. Congratulations!

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

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  52. Ohhh, Congratulations on the arrival of your little Easter Baby! (I can't believe you were blogging the very next day, amazing!) Thanks for sharing, he looks adorable.

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