As most of you probably know by now, Johann and I welcomed a little boy into the world on May 14th of this year at 4:55pm. Henry Dean Paul Simonds weighed 7lbs 14oz and measured 19.5 inches; rather small compared to the Dr.'s prediction of a 9lb baby! Henry's original due date was May 7th so when we got to a week over, the Drs decided to try and induce labor. After about 20 hours of no progress from a few methods of induction, we opted for a C-section. Though we were hoping for a normal delivery, the C-section turned out to be the best choice, seeing as Henry was so far up that forceps had to be employed. In just a matter of minutes Henry was born.
The whole experience was surreal, from being moved from bed to operating table without any sensation of movement in my body--ah blessed epidural--to hearing Henry's first cries. We're so happy to have him in our lives and can't imagine how things would be now without him.