We had our first child on Friday!
During normal labor, the midwife decided the baby was distressed and called in a doctor for a second opinion. He thought it would be better for the baby to do a C Section. Much to Michelle’s (and Brad’s) dismay, she was in the operating room about 5 minutes later. Hayley Michelle Haymond was born at 6:56 pm Friday and was 5 lbs 15 oz and 20 inches long.
Hayley is awesome. All the nurses in the nursery at the hospital love her because she never cries or fusses unless she is hungry. Our completely objective opinion is that she is pretty cute, too.
Michelle had some complications during the operation (which Brad was lucky enough to witness – without any drugs) which necessitated, among other things, 3 units of blood and a night’s stay in the intensive care unit. She finally got to see our daughter for the first time (while coherent) Saturday afternoon.
We will come home from the hospital today. (this saga is why you might not see either of us for a day or two) Since Michelle just started really walking again yesterday for the first time, the saga will continue.
Here are some photos of the beautiful baby (give them a minute to load). Click on the pic when it is in the center for a larger version. More to come!