Welcome Baby Daniel!

 - by Brittny

I’m sorry this has taken me so long to get posted.  I always want to get the whole story finished with pictures and videos and all the details just right… but that takes forever.  So I’ve got the whole birth story written out into a few posts that I’ll get up later this week (I still need to get pictures into them), but I figured it was high time that I at least posted the announcement that our new baby is here!  Daniel Curtis Hansen was born on 15 April 2011 at 11:00pm.  He weighed in at 7lbs 9oz and was 20 inches long.  We’re so excited to have him join our family!

He has been a great baby so far.  He sleeps well and in his own bed even!  He deals well with Sam trying to love (read: maul) him all the time.  He’s very alert and likes just looking around and checking out the world.  My mom thinks it’s funny to see that because it’s a lot like how I was when I was first born.  He took to nursing right away and thinks that he ought to eat ALL the time, which was really hard at first because nursing hurt a lot during the first week home (I’m so glad my sister-in-law warned me about how painful afterbirth contractions are when nursing a second baby or that would have totally thrown me through a loop!).  But now that it’s not painful to nurse anymore that’s really not a big deal.  Overall the adjustment to having him in our family has been much easier than I’d anticipated and we’re very grateful for that.

Anyways, if you’re interested in the whole story of his birth then stay tuned for the next few posts.  If not, I won’t be offended at all if you just skip those posts (although there should be some good pictures and videos in them if you want to just peruse them for that) :)  Welcome to our family Daniel!

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