The day we’ve been waiting for turned out to be today. Our daughter, Nicole, was born today, August 31, 2018 at 6:38pm (EST) at 7lbs 6oz and 20 and 3/4 inches long. She’s perfect and we couldn’t be happier.
Our plans were changed a bit yesterday. We were supposed to arrive at the hospital at 7pm to begin the induction process. We called ahead at 6pm. But when we called, there weren’t enough nurses to cover due to multiple people in labor. We waited about 2 and a half hours and called back. They said to come in. We arrived around 9:30pm and they started with the induction medication around 11pm. Then we waited.
Around 6:30pm today, the doctor came in to check progress and found that my wife was fully dilated. They told my wife to try to push if she felt ready and after 8 whole minutes, my daughter entered the world. Thank goodness for epidurals. My wife barely felt a thing. No pain and not much pressure. Once she was numbed up, it was smooth sailing. Nicole came out crying, reminding us what we got ourselves into…again. 🙂
We’re thrilled. We’re exhausted. We’re ready to go home. We probably won’t go home tomorrow, but maybe they’ll let us go tomorrow night if we press the issue. If not then Sunday morning it is. Thanks to all who have shown us love and concern. We appreciate it greatly. Here are a few photos. Not the best quality shots, but we’ll get lots more I’m sure.
My 13 year old son, Matthew, with his new sister
Close-up of my princess