Our brand new addition. Mr. Charlie Johnson Barron
Weight: 7lb. 8oz.
Length: 18 in.
Well Charlie has arrived and everything went absolutely perfectly! We are actually already home and at the moment, all four kids are sound asleep for a little nap. We got to the hospital at about 5:30am. They took us back to our room and got us all set up. After millions of question and info about what they were going to do, they came and took us to the operating room. It was so laid back it was unreal. There were about six or seven people in the room and two of them just asked if they could hang out because they had nothing else to do. They even let Jake come in while they were doing the Spinal Block which helped because I was dreading that part horribly. There was music on and everyone was just so laid back and relaxed. My doctor even asked if I wanted her to take out my old scar and make it straight and pretty. Sure, why the heck not. My one from last time was a bit lopsided and scraggly looking, because of the way the kids were laying and how quick everything had to be done. And then after they got him out, they held him up and we got to take pictures of him! I thought he looked so tiny but they all said he was a pretty good size. They took him over to get him all cleaned up and Jake got to go see him and take pictures. They were getting me all fixed up and then they just brought him over and gave him to Jake. He was with us the whole rest of the day. It was so cool! They gave him to me after they moved me to the transport bed, and I got hold him. I actually got to hold one of my kids right after they were born! It was awesome! The rest of the day, however, did not go so well. I was fine until about 1:00pm, and then I had a reaction to some of the medicine they gave me. I was talking and acting like a total loon. I knew I was totally confused and out of it, but I still couldn't keep anything straight. I was like a total crazy person. After some tears of confusion and a good night's sleep, I was back to my normal self yesterday. We are actually already home and it feels good to be here. The kids seem to be doing OK with Charlie. They are still a little out of whack from me being gone and they haven't really paid any attention to him yet. We'll see how it goes over the next couple days as we settly back into our routine, or our new routine I guess. OK, so here is what you guys really came for. Here are some new pics of our newest little one. I must say, he is pretty darn cute, and we have decided to keep him.
Just before delivery
My first time seeing him
My first time holding Mr. Charlie
Our newly expanded family
The big man takin' a rest
Our "Little Turkey" on Thanksgiving Day