Here he is! All 7 lbs. 7 ounces, 20.5 inches of him! I'm going to do a separate post about the labor and delivery, but it went really well (and really quickly!). They turned up my epidural so I could get some sleep before pushing- I got about 2 hours and then he was born at 6:04am. Unfortunately his lungs aren't fully matured so they whisked him off to NICU almost immediately after he was born. I was able to hold him briefly- I looked him in the eyes and couldn't believe he was mine and that he was who I had been carrying around for eight months.
He's still in NICU and will be there until at least Tuesday morning- and will possibly have to stay after we are discharged Tuesday afternoon. I really hope that doesn't happen- I'm sad that he isn't in the room with us. We head down to his nursery at 2pm- we've visited him several times, but this will be the first time we can try to hold him so we're really excited about that. He looks so lonely in the NICU bed, but his respirations are still really fast and I'm glad that he's being cared for down there.
I still can't really believe we have a baby- I'm so happy, nervous, exhausted, and happy again. It's been such a journey- the whole process is pretty incredible.
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