The surprise today was that Isaac decided to have a birthday. Stats and story follow.
Name: Isaac David Miller
Arrived: 7:13 am 11/5/2006
Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz.
Length: 18 1/2 inches
At 4:45 Laura woke me up saying “I think we’re going to have a baby today.” She had been timing contractions since 3:30 after they had been waking her up since 12:00. Laura had been wanting to wait until her mom got home this afternoon, but Isaac had other plans. We called our friend, Kandice, to come watch our two sleeping children and Savannah (who was awake for all of this). I had to pack the bags and call the midwife on duty. Laura and I got dressed and rushed to the hospital.
Laura was 8 cm dilated by the time we arrived around 5:45 – it’s a good thing we had pre-registered after Laura’s last checkup – and she was at a 10 within an hour. They barely had time to get an epidural in her. Isaac’s head was nearly out by the time Laura realized that he was crowning. He came after about 10 minutes of pushing. Aside from the extra pain – the epidural was just kicking in – it was the easiest birth we’ve had.
Isaac was almost 3 weeks early so we were not expecting this, but he and Laura are doing great. In our rush to get to the hospital we forgot the camera. We will have pictures up in the next few days.
P.S. Thanks to Kandice for her supporting role.