Friday, March 16, 2007

He's Heeeeeeeeeere!

Just a quick post from the hospital to report that:

Noah Aaron was born at 9:44 am on Thursday, March 15.
He weighed in at 8 lbs, 13 oz and was 22 inches long (at 36 weeks, 3 days)
The c-section went well and the doc said we were quite lucky to have decided on another c-section instead of a VBAC. Noah's cord was wrapped twice and an extremely thin uterus near the scar tissue from the last one combined with a huge baby would have made me a good candidate for a uterine rupture had I attempted a VBAC. TMI I know, but just wanted to point out that while things were a little tough, they could have been worse and we were actually quite blessed.

You may have noticed that the middle name has changed from what we had originally planned on. Daddy has been SUCH a hero during this whole process that Mommy insisted on honoring him with the middle name. We kicked around some variations of using Aaron as the first name, but we've known this baby as Noah since we were pregnant with Grace so just couldn't quite justify changing that.

Little (ok, not SOOO little) Noah is doing great. He is nursing like a champ and so far is as mellow as his big sister was (fingers crossed that that continues because we KNOW we don't deserve it!) Right now, he has really dark hair (though I'm sure because I said that -- it will all fall out tonight and be blonde in the morning). His features look very much like daddy, but he is the first of three to have mommy's blood type (hey, I cling to every little thing I can get...LOL)

We're all pretty tired after a long, dramatic couple of weeks. We hope to get to go home on Sunday and get back to normal life. All of your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated!

All our love,
Aaron, Melissa, Tyler, Grace, and Noah (hey, hey the gang's ALL HERE!)