Saturday, September 13, 2008

Welcome to our world!!

As most of you know by now we welcomed William Chase Hume into our family yesterday (9/12/08) at 1:34 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. He came out with a head full of blond hair. We knew going into yesterday that we could be running later than our scheduled time but when we got there they said we might go early. It wasn't early but at 1 p.m. they brought Karin back and I went back a few minutes later. I was nervous about if I would be able to watch any of the surgery but my adrenaline kicked in and I was able to watch most of it. Karin did amazing and has been so strong throughout. Our doctor was great and was joking with us the whole time. When she saw him she announced his full head of hair. He is beautiful (and yes I'm biased). He's completely healthy and is doing great.

One of our good friends(Christy Wiliams) was at the hospital before the surgery and was such a great support after it was over. Also, one of our pastors came and prayed with us. Tayler was so excited to meet his little brother. I think there will be many "arguments" over who gets to hold him.

Our first night was uneventful. He is a very peaceful baby but only when he's being held. Karin had hoped for a cuddler and I think she got it. Another thing Karin prayed for is that he would be able to latch on for nursing. He latched right away and is a big eater!! The hardest part of the night was the nursing staff coming in every hour. I'm thankful for their thoroughness and that baby Hume is doing well.

One last note for now- for months we have settled on calling him Chase. However, when we saw him we thought "William". So, he might be going by William. It was just our first thought so we'll see.

We'll keep everyone updated!!

PS- Yes- I'm wearing a "Hoosier Daddy" shirt. I saw it several months ago at our state museum but they didn't have it in my size. I called this week and they got a shipment in on Tuesday and I went and picked it up. Perfect timing!


Jennifer said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you all. He is beautiful and your'e about to embrace a wonderful journey! I like William:)

Hedenbergs said...

Yay! I'm so glad to hear everything went smoothly!

Ben and Leslie Hedenberg

emilie123 said...

What a handsome little boy! I am so, so, SO happy for you guys and am thrilled that you are now a family of FOUR! How exciting!

Anonymous said...

Congrats you guys!!! He's absolutely beautiful! I love his hair and lips :) I am planning to come visit you guys tomorrow afternoon!

Aimee said...

WOW, He's here and your William is just perfect & beautiful!! CONGRATS to you and the whole family. Life will never be quite the same, and it'll definitely be better from now on. = ) ENJOY everything(even the sleepless nights!).