Thursday, July 15, 2010

now we are 6...

he's here. my night was harder than i thought. i felt like i had a good handle on everything...then i fell asleep and all of my inhibitions went out the door. i started the packing before the alarm went off. the more i prepared, the easier things seemed.

sue-wee arrived to stay with the kids around 5am. we left about 5:15am. it wasn't hard.

we found our room at the hospital, and i got chatty. i do that when i'm nervous. shane was quiet. i think he was really tired.

nope...not me.

first the i.v., then the epidural, then it was off to the o.r..

that was when it really hit me. i felt pretty desperate to be anywhere else but there. i said a prayer and asked for courage and blessings for my baby. i thanked my heavenly father for the experience of this pregnancy, and expressed sadness that it was over so soon. it felt that way.

within minutes the surgery was started. shane came in and grabbed my hand, suddenly everything eased. i wanted to take a nap. i knew he would keep a good watch on everything. it took dr. breniman a bit longer to get through some scarring, then he announced that it was close. the first cry, any minute.

shane turned on the video camera, and watched. it wasn't exactly a cry that we got...more like a growl. one of the four best sounds i've ever heard. he was healthy, shane was on the ball, and dr. breniman was almost done with his handy work.

theo maxwell sharp
born at 7:36am on Thursday, July 15th.
weight 8lbs 3oz
length 21"
head circumference 14.25"
APGAR's 8&9
my body wouldn't stop shaking, my teeth were chattering. i, still, was in no shape for that nap. good thing, i had a baby to meet.
The Worlds BEST OB/GYN - Dr. this guy!!!
the shaking stopped as soon as i got my hands on him. the nurses encouraged us to spend a few quiet minutes together before they did all of their checks, a nice surprise.
from the minute he was born, he was amazingly calm, almost disconcerting. he didn't cry hardly at all, even during his first bath.

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