Sunday, September 20, 2009

Welcome to the world

After several hours of good contractions, Melissa wasn't progressing towards delivery. The doctor thought it best not to stress the baby or mom any further as she had been at 5 cm for over 4 hours with no progress. The doctor made the call for the C-section and they were wheeling Melissa into the OR within 10 minutes. She was a champ through the surgery and our little guy bust into the world with arms stretched out, screaming at 8:06 p.m.

He's 7 lbs 4 oz, and 20 and 1/2 inches long. He has blondish/light brown hair accompanied by 10 fingers and 10 toes (yes, I counted.) So far he's been a good sleeper, and seems to enjoy cuddling.

Both the little guy and Melissa are doing well. As I write this, poor Melissa can't even keep her eyes open. She'll wake up and ask me a question and before I finish answering, she'll be fast asleep again.

More updates to follow...

8 comments:

Kelli said...

Congratulations!!! Happy to hear you are all doing well.

Heather said...

Congratulations!!!!

Ray, Tammy, Josiah and Quentin said...

Congratulations!!!
I am so happy to hear that it went okay and that mom and baby are well. Hope you guys get some rest. :-)

Sandra & Steve said...

Congratulations on your new baby boy!! Wonderful news! He sounds perfect, happy to hear everyone is doing well.

Julie and Dean said...

HAPPY DAY! Tears of joy for you. YOU ARE PARENTS!!!!!!!!!

The Hines Family said...

Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to hear more! :-)

Mike & Heidi Hubbard said...

We are so excited for you two. What a blessing. "Children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a blessing."
Psalm 127:3

Mike & Heidi Hubbard

K said...

Congratulations!!!