A moment later, at 5:32 pm, he was completely out into the world and screaming at the top of his lungs! They held him up high so we could all see, then the nurse told me I could go over to the warming station with them. They weighed him and cleaned him up as best they could. She asked me if I wanted to trim his umbilical chord and surprisingly, I said yes. After that, they swaddled him and brought him to see B. I had tears in my eyes the moment I witnessed such an amazing thing, but when the nurse handed him to me to be the first to hold him, all I could do was stare at him.
I was able to go with him, into the nursery while they did everything they needed to do. I called Brandon over so he could see through the window as they did his foot prints and measured him. What an amazing little boy....
|Baby T, 7 pounds 13 oz, 21 1/4 inches long|
I was amazed that my fear of passing out during the C-Section turned into me witnessing him being brought into the world, cutting the chord, and later drawing blood for initial testing. Apparently, all of those fears and worries go out the window when you are bringing a new life into the world.