All in all, the actual c-section itself was not as bad as I thought it would be. I did have some issues with the anesthesia and losing some extra blood because I wasn't clotting properly. But at 11:06 AM, Brian was asked to peek over the curtain to announce that the baby was a BOY! I had been thinking this baby was a boy all along, so it wasn't too much of a surprise for me. But here he is, just out of the womb:
Brian getting to cut the cord:
7 lbs, 2 oz:
Getting to meet my new son for the first time:Brian getting to hold our new addition:
All three of us:In the recovery room, Dede & Pops got to meet their new grandson:
Once we moved into my permanent room and I came off of the drugs, I was able to actually hold my little man:With Dede (I'm looking EXHAUSTED at this point):There are his stats: 7 lbs, 2 oz; 20.5 inchesClose up in the bassinet:Nana gets to meet her new grandson:We hadn't officially decided on a name (for boy or girl) before the baby arrived, but we were fairly certain the boy's name would be Eric. I am the one who wanted "Brian" as the middle name, though Brian wasn't so sure of it. Eventually he agreed and we officially decided on "Eric Brian" for his full name:On Thursday, Aunt Megan came to meet her newest nephew:After a long 3 nights in the hospital, it was time to go home on Friday. Here Eric is all dressed in his going-home outfit:Close up:In the carseat:And heading to the car:Get ready for a million more pictures in the coming weeks!