Monday, December 20, 2010

Come Quick!

"Aaron! Aaron, come quick!" Jen exclaimed, with what sounded like fright in her voice.

I pushed my papers aside, dreading the worst, and hustled up the stairs as fast as I could. Turning into Nolan's room, I found her hunched over the changing table. Over my newborn son's little body. "What happened?!" I asked, trying not to sound scared.

Jen turned her head with a big smile as she ached from laughing. "Nolan just peed on his own face! He peed all over himself!"

Friday, December 17, 2010

Nolan Zachary Riedl

We have a new bundle of joy in the Riedl family! His name is Nolan, and he first started breathing air on Thursday, December 16th at 1:47pm. He weighed in at 9lbs 8oz, and measured 21.25 inches long. He has the biggest cone head that I have ever seen, but that is just the magic of natural births and the amazing human skull. Thankfully, Jen and I have all of Winter Break to spend time getting adjusted to the big change.

God is so amazing to have created this life and we feel so blessed to have the opportunity to teach and train Nolan to be a respectable man.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jen is Squished!

Nolan is at full term now and pretty much ready to come out at any moment! We are trying not to go crazy, waiting for the contractions to come any minute now. As for Jen, she is certainly feeling full and ready for some more room in her abdomen. These are some comparison diagrams of pregnancy, showing how much room Jen actually has inside for all of her organs as well as for the baby. I got these images from our birthing class. Very shocking indeed!