Henry was born yesterday at 6:51 pm. He weight in at 8lbs 11oz and measure 19.5" long. UMC is recording his birth weight at 8lbs 7oz but I have a picture of his actual weight.. ha! The labor was the opposite of Maggie, who came under great duress. Our nurse, Pat, was wonderful. Her philosophy was to wait for the baby to come down the canal on his own. Her water broke around 4pm while the nurse was measuring her. She was surprised by the amount of fluids... she kept saying, "oh, my!" as more and more fluids poured out. Henry was patiently waiting and the nurse told Sara to relax and try not to push until Dr. Harter arrived. When the doctor arrived it was only a few pushes. The doctor and nurse were coaching Sara to not push hard. Henry's head came out and the Doctor let her reach down and touch his raisin head as it appeared. Soon his little body was out completely. I quickly cut the cord and the nurses were patting him down and taking measurements. When the Doctor pulled out the placenta (sorry no picture) he remarked how large and healthy it was. It was about the size of Henry and Dr. Harter put his hands in the sack to stretch it out to get a better idea of its size, remarking, "Look at the size of that swimming pool." Undoubtedly he was enjoying a good life inside the womb. We got to hold Henry and Sara breast feed him which made it a wonderful experience. After a half hour the nurses took him away to nursery.... more to come....
|In the waiting room|
|Sara's badge with time and date|
|Henry's real birth weight|