Saturday, July 5, 2008

Playing Catch Up...

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.

Johann getting ready to go with me into surgery

My first time holding Henry

Our handsome little baby boy


Who Are These People? said...

Yay! You guys are bloggers! I'm so excited to start stalking you!

I'm also excited that you guys are parents! Woooooot!

Ashby Family said...

Don't they look so silly and cute in their jump suits? They made Justin get in one of those for Ariana's birth since I had her in the O.R.