The very first Nelson Family picture! Ethan was already calmed down and loved being wrapped up in his blanket nice and tight! (Funny side story... They gave Ethan to me to hold and after about a minute I had to ask someone to take him for me because my arms were so weak from labor and the boy was sooo heavy I could hardly hold him up!)
Ethan looks a bit Asian in this photo, but look at those cheeks!
They let Ethan stay in the delivery room for about an hour or so and then took him and Daddy off to the nursery to clean him off and check him over completely! I was left in the delivery room by myself until my sister, brother-in-law, Dad and mother-in-law came in to join me. I was overcome with emotions as they congratulated me, especially when my dad came and gave me a hug. I couldn't believe that I, the baby of our family was now a mother of a very healthy baby boy! After a bit they walked me over to the bathroom and then wheeled me over to my recovery room. My sister and Dad were gracious enough to run to Burger King and pick everyone up some dinner. It was waiting in my room when I got there! Finally they brought Ethan into my room and I was able to hold him for a while.
And here is our little chunk the next morning! Too me he was absolutely Perfect in EVERY way! He is our first child and will always hold a special part of our hearts because of that! Ethan was a great baby, sleeping through the night at just 5 days old. He has always napped well and loved to eat! No one every asked me how often I was feeding him, because you could look at the kid and tell he was getting enough food! Chris and I were convinced that he was born to eat straight from a spoon, he devoured his bottles. We had to purchase more nipples multiple times because the kid sucked so darn hard they would tear.
Three years ago today our lives were forever changed and I'm so grateful it did! Ethan is a great kid, loves everyone and tried to be nice to everyone too! He is a big kid, weighting in at 36lbs and measuring in at 39 inches today at his 3 year old check up! Thank you Ethan for teaching your parents SO much in just three short years! We LOVE you very much!