Sunday, June 20, 2010

Welcome Baby Easton!

We welcomed Easton Trent Dorius to the family on June 16, 2010 (his due date) at 3:26 am. He weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long! I had a scheduled induction the night before (June 15th). I got to the hospital at 8:00 pm and the Pitocin was started at 9:00 pm. By 11:00 pm, I had my epidural and life was good. By around 3:00 am, I was fully dilated and pushed for 15 min. In fact, the doctor almost didn't make it in time. By the time he made it, Easton's head was out and he was able to deliver the rest of his body. My wonderful friend, Akemi Reynolds, was able to be my Labor and Delivery nurse and needless to say, she was happy that Dr. Lunt made it just in the knick of time!

We are all so happy to have Easton join our family. All of his siblings can not get enough of him. They constantly want to give him kisses and hold him--even Grant! I am so grateful that they love him and have welcomed him with open arms. When we brought Easton home from the hospital, Grant went up to Easton, in his carseat, and said, "Hi, my name is Grant!" It was the cutest thing!

I don't know what it is about having a newborn in the home, but there is something very magical and spiritual about the whole experience. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to raise this little guy. He has been such a great baby thus far. He sleeps alot, eats really well and is happy when he is awake.

Kerry at 40 weeks (the day I went to the hospital).

Let the fun begin!

Welcome to the world, little one!

Easton was born with so much vernix on his legs. The nurses said that hadn't seen that much before!

Easton is the littlest one in the bunch! He only weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz.; Allison was 6 lbs. 14 oz.; McKay was 7 lbs. 12 oz.; and Grant was 6 lbs. 10 oz.

Awwwww...the wonderful Dr. Lunt! He is such a fabulous Doctor!

So peaceful and precious...

The proud parents!

Daddy loves to hold Easton!

All 4 kids!

The new and improved Dorius family!

Proud Grandma and Grandpa Blad

Allison couldn't be more excited to have this new little baby around. I have to fight her to get a chance to hold him! :)

McKay loves to hold Easton too! I know that he will be a wonderful big brother to him.

Grant's face says it all. He smothers Easton with kisses and hugs all day long.

Sweet little bundle of joy!

Resting in the hospital

What a cutie!

Cutest kid in the nursery! We are a little biased though.

Mommy and Easton just before we left the hospital to go home!

Easton ready for his first ride in his carseat! How exciting!

Once we got home, the kids could not stop staring at their new baby brother!


  1. Seriously, who looks that good leaving the hospital (or going in for that matter)? I look 11 months pregnant going in and 8 months leaving.

    Congrats! I can't wait to see him.

  2. Kerry this is Shelly,
    Awww your baby is so beautiful, You are beautiful, Your family is beautiful. Congratulations!:)

  3. Dorius Clan he is so cute and I wish I could visit you every day and hold him.