He’s Here!

Welcome Home, Trey!  We have been so blessed throughout this pregnancy.  We prayed every day that Laura’s blood would be good, that Trey would develop just as he should and that everything in delivery would come out okay.  Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask and it shall be given to you…”  We asked continuously and ALL of our prayers were answered. 

We checked into Germantown Methodist at 8 p.m. on the 20th.  They took Laura back and asked all the medical questions while I waited in the waiting room what seemed like forever.  It nearly was forever!  About 9:30 they let me go back.  Laura was robed up and hanging out in the bed in the L&D room.  About 10 her Cervidil Rx arrived.  We quickly went to sleep.  It had been a long day and we’d had a big “last meal” of Macaroni grill with my parents, my sister, Haley and Seth.

Of course, the nurses came in throughout the night, but we got some pretty good rest.  Around 6 AM, they started giving Laura fluids through IV and began a VERY light dose of Potossin to start labor.  Within a few hours, the anesthesiologist came in to start the epidural.  Once that kicked in, they upped the Potossin.

About 1:10, a nurse came in to check Laura.  She let everyone know that we were ready to start having this baby.  We just needed to wait on the doctor.  How exciting!  Our doctor showed up about 15 minutes later.  We sent the family out of the room.  Laura had just the two of us and the doctors in the room for Haley.  It gave US the special time.  We really enjoyed it that way.  With minimal effort (easy for me to say), Trey was out!  1:38 p.m. on the 21st was the ‘official’ time of birth.  He was 21 inches long and weighed in at 8 lbs. 12 oz. (just one ounce more than Haley.)

It took about 20 minutes for the docs to clean Laura up and do all their tests on her to make sure she was okay.  It only took about 10 minutes for them to clean up Trey, so I got to spend some special time with him.  After the docs and nurses left, Laura and I spent about 15 minutes with just the three of us before we let any family back in.  It was a really special time.  My feelings when Trey were born were a little different than Haley.  With Haley, I was completely overwhelmed with emotion.  With Trey, it was much more “excitement”.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe because I already know what it is like to be a dad.  Regardless, it is an awesome feeling to know we’ve added another member to our family. 

Pictures will come later.  We are hoping to get to go home today.  Laura is doing VERY well and Trey is too.  We’re going to have our “stork meal” at lunch.  It’s a “fancy” steak dinner that the Hospital gives to all new parents.  It was funny as we were letting them know what we wanted.  Our options on done-ness were medium-well or well-done.  I’m sure it is going to be delectable.

We are also anxious for Haley to meet Trey.  She hasn’t been up here yet, but should be coming in this morning.  She’s going to flip out!

Things we’re thankful for:  safe pregnancy, safe delivery for mom and baby, wonderful family, fantastic friends, blankets of prayer that others laid over us, great recovery.

Things we’re praying for:  strength to raise up Trey and Haley in a Godly and loving home, ability to do a good job disciplining and being compassionate, that Laura and I continue to focus on each other and not just on the children, the strength to back off and let our kids face some adversity so that they can grow stronger.