We arrived at the hospital at 5:30 am. I was a ball of nerves. I got clammy & flushed & faint & nauseated when getting my IV, which I always do. But we got through that quickly & before I knew it we were headed back to the operating room. I was very concerned about going into the same type of post needle shock when getting my spinal block, but I didn't. All of the nurses + the anesthesiologist were all so nice & friendly. I really liked them all.
I looooooove my doctor. He took such good care of me. Dylan sat by me on the other side of the curtain while the doctors all chit chatted & had some nice social time while working on me. :) I guess we were just unaware of what was happening on the other side because when we heard our baby boy cry, we both gasped & looked at each other with shocked eyes. It was a pretty sweet, unexpected moment that I will never forget. And boy did he cry. He was ticked off & I was so, so happy to hear such a hearty cry. The doctor gave me a quick look at him (the photo above) & he was taken off to be cleaned & checked. I couldn't help but cry a little as I listened to my baby cry. It was a sound that at one point I never thought I would ever hear again.
They told me he weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. A little off from the 9 lbs. that Dylan had predicted the night before. My belly did look like there was a humongous baby in it though. :)
We noticed right away that he had his tongue out a lot. And that is what people comment on the most. It's a long pointy tongue & he is always sticking it out. That he got from me. My parents say that I was exactly the same way & my tongue is even sticking out in my newborn hospital photo. We also were surprised at his cute hair. He has more hair than our girls did.
Not a flattering photo of me, but I was in the middle of being operated on. :) We were both so teary & happy. These moments are so special for our relationship. I'm glad that I get to have these experiences with such a supportive & awesome husband.
I got to hold Finn about an hour later. He is beautiful & perfect & I love him so much. I'm so happy that I get to be his mom.