Monday, August 30, 2010

All about the little blond haired boy

Phillip Hendrix - the most awesome little boy you'll ever meet. :) Could it be that I'm partial?

Born on a gloomy, gray Thursday, on the 19th of November, the Thursday before Thanksgiving. My little turkey baby. 7 lbs 12 oz, 20 inches long. Despite the pain, labor went very well. I was induced a week past his due date at 8 am. I asked for my epidural at 4 pm, at only 5 centimeters. Praying for relief, I waited. And waited. And waited. Relief wasn't coming, what was wrong? The left side of my body was great, couldn't feel anything. The right side of my body was another story. For whatever reason, the epidural didn't work on the entire right side of my body. I felt it all. (*shudder*) So, I dealt with contractions 1 at a took me 12 hours to get from 0-5 cm. It took me only 2 hours to get from 5-10 cm. What a blessing! The worst part of labor was sooooo short compared to the rest of it. So, after 14 hours of exhausting labor, I only pushed for 20 minutes, and there was Hendrix! Dr. Leggat sat the squirmy, warm little bundle on my tummy and I was in awe! The doctor was finishing up down there, but I was oblivious. For 9 long months I had wondered what this little creature was going to look like, how big he would be, and now here he was, in my arms at last!

He had a reddish tint to his hair for the first few months of his life. He was born with blue eyes. He rolled over at 2 months, got his 2 lower teeth at 6 months, crawled and pulled up at 7 months, got his 4 upper teeth at 7.7 months, and took his first steps (which turned into running steps) at 9 months. Now, at 9 months, he's as blond as they come, and his eyes are bright blue, and his 6-toothed grin is the most heart-melting thing you'll ever see!

He blabbers all the time ("dada" is his favorite word right now), and enjoys clapping his hands and banging 2 objects together to see what sound they make. ***I'm giggling right now, just thinking about his cuteness!*** He tries to chase the dog, but Corduroy has learned to steer clear, and usually Hendrix can't catch him!
He is such a great joy. I'm such a proud momma!

Welcome to our blog!

Hello everyone! I've tried this blog thing in the past, and just haven't had the time to stay up with it. It could quite possibly happen that way again, but I'm certainly going to try!
I can't help but be thankful that summer is drawing to a close! Not only is fall my most favorite time of year, this summer has been full of record high temps, and record humidity. Giant UGH! Plus, September = football!!!!!! And I'm already getting in the mood to start baking and decorating with cornstalks and pumpkins, though it's still a bit early. I must be patient......I'm NO good at this patience thing!

Life is hectic, to say the least, with a 9 month old running the house. Ahh, Hendrix. Where do I start? This little boy has brought more joy to Matt and my lives in the last 9 months than both of our whole lives combined!! Matt made the comment the other day, when he got home from work, "Hendrix, you've brought me more joy in the last 5 minutes, than I've felt in the last year," and it's so true! He's such a bubbly, bright little boy and I'm pretty sure it's impossible not to instantly fall in love with him. :) You'll learn much more about him in blogs to come, cause I could talk about this little mini-man forever!
Matt is working for W Newell & Company, as a produce specialist, and I am at Schindler elevator, as a dispatcher of elevator mechanics. We both enjoy our jobs (for the most part), and definitely feel blessed to have them in this tough economic era. We have a house in Grand Rapids, OH, which is a small villate that we absolutely adore. Grand Rapids is such a beautiful little village, and I could post a blog about it alone! In fact, once the leaves start to change, I'm sure pictures will come! I must also post a separate blog about our house, and the progess we've made on it! It's a nice little starter home and we've enjoyed it so far!
So, that's a little introduction to the Metz family. Stay tuned for stories of Metz Family Adventures!
Stephanie, Matt, Hendrix, and Corduroy