I have him in my arms right now... There's a story that goes with these but I only have one hand! LOL!
Okay, he's actually out of my hands now. But I miss him and love him, and he needs thin-tipped bottle nipples (what the heck are those? And why did the fine folks at Good Samaritan let me take this child home?!?!? I'm not qualified!!!!!!), so I'll give you the gist of it.
12:00am - Jehn wakes me up. "I think my water broke." Count contractions.
1:45am - Call doctor. "Please come in."
2:30am - Arrive at Good Sam. Get checked in. Get IV, epidural, etc.
5:00am - Doze off. Take nap for 30 minutes.
6:00am - Start pushing
7:00am - Heart rate gets scary. Flip Jehn over. Everything is okay.
7:30am - Heart rate gets scary again. Move Jehn to OR for emergency C-section.
7:45am - Heart stabilizes again. Keep Jehn in OR in case of necessary C-section.
8:00am - Start pushing for natural birth.
9:34am - My son, Royce Michael Buchanan, comes into the earth. I cry. Jehn cries. We cry a lot. Royce cries.
11:00am - move to recovery room watch my son.
My wife was beautiful. Didn't cry until Royce was born. Was an absolute champ. And to our family and friends who have offered more support, cheerleading, and love and prayer than we ever could have dreamed of. Thank you. And we love you.
Welcome our new son, Royce Michael Buchanan - D.O.B. 7/24/2011 @ 0934 hrs.