He's here! Today, a little after one o'clock in the afternoon, the newest member of our family, James Ignatius, was born via scheduled c-section.
This was by far my easiest c-section (and the only only when I wasn't already in labor). And we received the excellent news that the last c-section had healed very well with very minimal scaring!
I spent most of the afternoon in recovery, since my blood pressure was stubbornly low and kept dipping down to 70-ish over 30-ish, which meant lots of monitoring until, after several hours, it finally went up enough that I was able to move to a room.
Our little guy is doing great. He's our smallest baby so far (so I have no idea why he felt so huge!) at 8 lbs 7.9 ounces and 21 inches. He feels so tiny to me now!
Now for the pictures that we snapped over the course of our busy day!
|Waiting to be prepped for surgery.
|It was almost time...
Waiting to hear that wonderful cry that would announce baby James' first breath!
|Weighing in at 8 lbs 7.9 ounces!
|Meeting Daddy and Mommy!
|Footprints on Daddy's arm!
|Our sweet boy... cuddling on Daddy's chest.
|Swaddled and cuddling with Mommy!
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and well wishes! I still can hardly believe that this day has arrived!