Thursday, August 30, 2007

William Charles Richard

Please welcome our newest addition to the family.

William Charles Richard

Born: August 28, 2007 at 1644 (that’s 4:44 pm EST)
Weight: 8 pounds, 9 ounces
Measurements: 20 inches long, 33 cm head, 33.5 cm chest
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown or blue (still hard to tell)

We arrived at the hospital late Monday night as Yvonne was having some labor pains on a regular basis. They were busy with a number of other expectant mothers and we were lucky enough to get a regular birthing room as Yvonne was “most likely to deliver.” Our first round with the anesthesiologist was not good as he said she couldn’t have an epidural. Thankfully our doctor intervened and she got the green light for the “good stuff.” Our nurses were very nice and after several hours of waiting, we finally got the word that things were ready to happen. Labor was very short and actually had to be delayed a bit as we waited for the doctor (he had to be paged “STAT”).

Baby William arrived safe and sound and in time for Yvonne to get through delivery before dinner (she had already missed 3 or 4 meals already). After dinner, we were moved from the birthing room to the regular rooms. We spent the night and did our best to sleep while the nurses came in to check on Yvonne.

Yesterday Elizabeth came to visit and was pretty excited to finally see her baby brother. She has done a great job in helping us change, feed, and take care of him. I’m sure in the coming days and years, she’ll be a good big sister.

Today we spent most of the day waiting for William to get circumcised (for all you expectant fathers out there, I do not recommend even looking in that general direction until it has healed; it’s scary enough to give you nightmares). Once the procedure was done, we were released to come home. We picked up Elizabeth, pizza for dinner, and spent the night getting settled in.

Thanks for reading and good night!


Anonymous said...

What a CUTIE!! I can't wait to meet him.


Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Look at that little guy, he looks just as grouchy as his daddy! :-D

Congratz, my friend! Tell Yvonne she looks great after the ordeal, I would've thought it was a rather easy experience from the pictures. Though, I'm surprised she didn't have a scowl and glaring hateful eyes at you - Just kidding!

I do notice the name, and it looks like you've won that round. Did that mean you'd be the one to get up late night when the baby needed something?

Anyway, Congradulations again to the both of you. He's adorable - and actually looks like a baby, rather then the little greenish alien I seemed to have spawned many years ago.


-Melissa- said...

Congratulations! William is just precious. I am glad everything went well. Lots of love.

Paul Abbamondi said...

Aw, major congrats to you and Yvonne!

Jason said...

Congrats on the new edition, a fine trooper he shall make on day; if he so chooses.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both. Nothing better than a fast labor! more pictures!

Anonymous said...

He is beautiful. I think he looks alot like Elizabeth did on day 1, but William has fatter cheeks.

I am looking forward to giving him a snuggle in a couple weeks.

Love, Grandma Gayle

Anonymous said...

Congradulations to you both. He is a cutie. I can't wait to see and hold him. You both are blessed to have a lovely family. Grammy

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Jayla said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Baby William is adorable.