Born Friday, June 4th, at 12:29 pm.
7 lbs 3 ounces, 20 inches long.
He's beautiful, and I find it difficult to put him down. He is named after both of our maternal grandfathers. It was a very emotional experience, I think much more than the typical delivery. It was such a relief to put this stressful pregnancy behind us and finally hold Joseph in our arms. As much as I tried to keep the deliveries seperate, it was natural to think of Andrew. With both boys, I went in at 36 weeks and delivered at 36.1. Andrew was actually longer at 21 inches, but weighed less at 6 lbs, 11 ounces (I think he lost weight at the end). All 3 kids have the same mouth. It's a lot to process. The freshness of the new love for a newborn made us realize, again, how much we missed. Then you throw in the hormones, and goodness, I'm still a bundle of a mess!
More to come later, I have to get back to holding my baby.