Well, it is done. After going into labor on Tuesday at 8pm, Caitlin finally delivered precious Baby Max at 10:01am this morning (Thursday, 12/31). She went straight into solid contractions about 5 minutes apart, so around 1am Wednesday morning we called the hospital and they had us come in. After laboring until 6pm on Wednesday and only dilated
a centimeter...they made us go home. While that was a little bit disheartening, it ended up helping propel Caitlin into a more progressive labor so that when she about passed out Wednesday night at midnight from exhaustion and we returned to the hospital, she was at a 4 from a 3. She was able to continue from there without being induced and was at 10cm by 6am. Four hours later of pushing, Max came tumbling out. All the things people say about the magic of childbirth are true...including the blood.
Here he is about 10:10. His coloration and response was fantastic, and his little cry was so cute.
I called them grandpa hands when I first saw them because they were so wrinkly, but they are so soft and strong. He was blocking the nurses with some swift punches within seconds of birth.
Grandpa Lynn and Grandma Judy popped in to say hello to their new grandson. He showed them the love.
Max was 7lbs, 0 ounces. He hasn't
been measure as of yet, but he appeared really long and skinny. Kind of like his dad. There is no clear answer to the color of his hair. Sometimes it looks brown, sometimes blond
, sometimes reddish. All are possible.
Caitlin is not starring in any public photos yet, but she is doing fantastic. I'm so proud of her and love her so much for not only the sacrifices she made over the last two days, but over the last 10 months. She is such an amazing trooper. She is in love with her new baby boy. Who wouldn't be? Its MAX - M, A, X...MAX!