Sunday, June 28, 2009

So Deeter isn't the only cute boy we have roamin around this house! Our Pistol is quite the character. And if you're lucky- only if you're lucky- you get to see his fiery personality. He's both extremes. He's the one that can drive me the most crazy but also has the equal abililty to provide the most tender moments and the funniest moments

Classic pics, I know. But even though they are cliche, they are all very honest pictures. I mean, what parent doesn't find themselves just staring at their new baby and holding him like he's the most precious thing in their lives? It happens to the best of us, and I just want to eat these moments up. They pass all too quickly. I've felt real lucky this time round to take more time to sit, stare, hold and cuddle and a lot less time stressin. Is my house messier? Yes. Have I cooked a meal since the baby was born? Like one, maybe two. And I'm not starting next week either, Yosh, so don't get your hopes up!

This picture is not posed. All three boys needed to be cuddling. So far, we have a good dynamic going on with these little guys. (Now if only I could get my hormone levels stabilized and not be as crazy as I can sometimes get, then the whole family dynamic would be great!)

This is our Deeter bug today. Now many a people-definitely including myself- have made fun of Yosh for getting me nap-in-a-sac for Mother's Day last year. But I'll tell you one person not laughing... Deeter. Infatuated with the nap-in-a-sac. Some babies prefer the swing, others the bouncy chair, this guy- nap-in-a-sac. Gets him every time!

(FYI...nap-in-a-sac is this super soft pillow/blanket combo. Like a babies blanket and pillow for it!)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's not easy being a Hansen boy. You have a lot of expectations awaiting you before even making your entrance. Example #1: attendance of a Dodgers game at an age younger that your older brother. You can imagine the pressure Deeter has felt- Dallin B made it to a game at 2 weeks and 5 days. Porter beat him out at 2 weeks and 3 days. Little Deeter Bug has been fighting jaundice which restricted his outings as he waited under the lights. But after paying his dues under the lights, along with some all-natural basking-

he was prepared to leave the house for a long period of time. And really I don't know why he was rushing himself as he still had 4 days to spare. But at 1 week and 6 days, he made it to his first ball game. And, as you see eyeballs, he actually stayed awake for some of it.

We all loved hanging out with him.

That being said, if we choose to have another child, the precedent has been set. That means a lot of things have to work in our favor in order to have the tradition continue. For instance this next child really would need to be born between May and August to ensure a good amount of accessible games. April or September would be pushing it. Porter was lucky that there was a play off game to go to. Otherwise he would've been out of luck. Then we need our baby to be super healthy at birth to be able to go out almost immediately. I mean, we might have to catch a game on the way home from the hospital. And assuming all that comes together, it will have beat the record and we'll be absolutely resigned to ending our family there. Too much pressure for the next one.

These last couple weeks have been filled with many precious moments. Here's one of them!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Who's who?

There's been some chatter that Deeter looks like Porter...... See if you can tell the difference....
Answers in the comments.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Yosh did a phenomenal job of updating the blog promptly and also putting the most telling pics of the baby up! Here are just a few more details and a few more pictures....

The delivery went very well. I ended up choosing to get induced and got to the hospital at 6 am-ish. Little man debuted at 2:52 pm. Time somehow passes very quickly at the hospital. Almost like it tends to pass rather quickly at the airport. Anyway, we didn't feel like we were waiting all day for him to come. Sometime in the morning we got to talking about the baby's name. I had been waivering for about a week on how much I loved the name, although I assumed that we would still name him Ash and I was ok with that. Well Yosh confessed that he wasn't in love with "the flow" of Ash Lucas and all of a sudden we found ourselves reconsidering the name- something we've never done when naming the other two boys. When the anestheseoligist came in, he asked if we knew the baby's name. When we replied, "Ash" he commented on how that was a great Hollywood name, which was something we- especially Yosh- was trying to avoid. That sent us back to the drawing board and Deeter was the other name we had been considering throughout the pregnancy. So somehow Ash Lucas got the boot and Deeter Lucas found his way into the fam. Overall it was a great day, so fun to introduce the boys to their new brother, and special for Yosh and I to get to know this little guy we've been dreaming about for 9 months.
Our first feeding at home. Apparently it's going to be family affair getting this child fattened up!

This was the view from the recovery room. So serene and beautiful. I also just wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes and keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. I'll tell you what, I feel like every pregnancy instead of becoming more relaxed, I tend to be more aware of all the possible outcomes which causes a bit of anxiety. We are so grateful that Deeter has arrived and has arrived healthy. Today our family is more complete because of him!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Introducing Deeter Lucas Hansen
7 lbs 11 ozs , 20.5 inches