Things are going well so far with Preston. Blake is handling the situation well... at times. LOL. I'll be honest, it hasn't been easy. I just wanted to make sure everyone knew the blog is alive and well. Thanks to the Weatherninja for keeping his page updated!!!!! See ya soon.
If you have ever been an expecting parent, you probably visualized in your mind the moments which would lead up to the birth of your child. I have learned with Blake and Preston, it never happens the way you imagine it in your head. Driving home on New Years Eve from work, the call came when I was leaving downtown on I-630, Andria's water broke. I looked at the clock and thought, "either we get a tax deduction or we could have the New Years baby. I then decided to let nature take its course and whatever happens, happens just as long as mom and baby are healthy!
We arrived at Baptist hospital around 11 PM. The staff in labor and delivery are AWESOME! I can't say enough good things about the nurses and how they take care of their patients. Also, Dr. Ashley Deed was incredible. She delivered Blake and Preston and you couldn't ask for a more knowledgeable, caring, and fun doctor! We are lucky!
Andria had to have a c-section and we were ready to go into the operating room just after midnight. At 12:42 AM, Preston George Yakoubian entered this world. After nurses checked around with area hospitals, we found out Preston was the first baby of 2012 in central Arkansas!
We named him after Preston's grandfather who passed away 9 years ago. I wish Blake and Preston could know who their grandfather was. My dad worked tirelessly to give his family the best. His work ethic was unmatched by anyone I have ever known. If it meant working 7 days a week to provide for us, he did it. He left this earth way too early and I only hope I will be able to show my kids the rich reward of hard work and achieving their dreams. If it wasn't for my mom and dad, I would not be where I am today!
Andria was released from the hospital Tuesday. We are getting settled in and helping Blake adjust to the fact, he's got to share attention. He's doing quite well so far! Forgive me if I don't blog, tweet, or facebook much over the next few days. I'm still following the weather to a certain degree (pun intended). I'll be back in full force soon! Thanks for all the prayers over the last few days. They were answered. Enjoy the pictures below.
|Moments after Preston was born in the operating room.|
|Mom and Preston|
|Some of the fantastic nurses at Baptist as we get ready to go home|
|Blake holds Preston when we get home|