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...