For awhile we've known that, unless he decided to come early, Deacon's birthday would be 2-22-11 because I chose to have a scheduled c-section. When the weekend before his scheduled date came and went, I realized that everything really was going to go "as planned". The day before we were scheduled to deliver my parents took Manning home with them since we had such an early appointment at the hospital, so Nathan and I had a night alone together before the delivery. I decided that we should take advantage of this and have a date night because we might not get to have another one for several weeks or months...
The next morning we got up bright and early to be at the hospital for our 6:30 AM appointment. I was scheduled to go to surgery around 8:30, so around 7:30 they put in my catheter. This made me really uncomfortable and I kept telling Nathan I was peeing on myself. The nurses told me that is a normal feeling, and that I wasn't. Because of a few delays I wasn't wheeled back to surgery until closer to 9:00. I was really nervous about getting the spinal. When they moved me from my bed to the operating table, I confirmed that my catheter wasn't in correctly and I was peeing everywhere. haha! The spinal was so much less painful than I anticipated, and by time I got laid down I felt my bottom get really heavy, so I knew it was working. Things happened so quickly in the OR that they were performing surgery before I even realized what was happening. As Deacon was being delivered my OB commented that he had a big head. We just laughed because we know, it's hereditary! :)
At 9:32 AM we heard the beautiful cry from this little boy, and the Doctor brought him around the curtain for our first look.
This picture probably only means something to Nathan and I, but we immediately started talking about how much he looks just like his older brother! Deacon Andrew weighed 7 lb. 6 oz., was 20 1/2 inches long, chest circumference was 13 inches and head was a WHOPPING 14 inches! He was only a 1/2 inch longer than Manning, but over a pound heavier! If you want to read more about Manning's birth, click here!
Nathan went with Deacon to the nursery, and as quickly as I could get into recovery, I requested that Deacon be brought to me as soon as possible.
Okay, I just have a lot of pictures and not much commentary...so here goes.
Daddy & his boys :)
Our first family photo- taken with an iPhone. ha!
And they lived happily ever after! ;)