The purpose of our family blog is to share our life journey with family and friends. Our family consists of Ben and Barbara (married Dec 2002), Caroline (born Sept 2006), Andrew (born Feb 2009) and Dixie (our dog). We hope that you will enjoy following us and all of our adventures and mishaps!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Andrew Benjamin's Arrival!

We could not be prouder to announce the arrival of our son, Andrew Benjamin, born on Wednesday, February 18th at 8:52 p.m. He weighed 7lbs 10 oz and is 21" long. The doctor induced labor around 10:30 on Wednesday morning and then my water was broke around 6pm. Unlike Caroline's fast delivery, this delivery took a little longer; however, I did not feel the first basically we just sat around all day awaiting Andrew's arrival (while I was comfortably numb from an epidural). At 8:40 pm, I was told it was time to push and at 8:52 pm out popped our precious, baby boy. We think he looks a lot like Caroline did as a baby...see what you think.
Andrew just after his bath and post-birth testing and shots.

10 long skinny toes!

Right after delivery

Being held by Mommy for the 1st time

A proud Nana & Papa

GG left Caroline at her house asleep with Papa Joe to come to the hospital

Andrew's 1st Bath

Father & Son!

The Appling's: Family of FOUR!


Malloy said...

Barbara you look great. He is so precious. Congratulations!

Caroline OBannon said...

Congratulations! He's a beautiful baby!!

The Bayham Family said...

He is a handsome fella! Beautiful family!