Welcome Noah

After weeks of Laura feeling like she was ready to be done with this pregnancy (despite the fact that we hoped it would last a little longer to get a few more things done around the house) we got the news on Tuesday that the midwife was concerned that the baby was breech. She had Laura go to the hospital to have the baby turned on Wednesday and said that if the baby was breech again for the visit next week she would want us to turn the baby again and induce labor. We spent a couple of days expecting to enter next week with the prospect of inducing labor – someone had other ideas.

Laura was having contractions off and on for much of Friday. After a Thanksgiving dinner with my side of the family we came home and Laura had concluded that labor was imminent. She planned to go to bed when we got home (at 5:00 pm) so that she could be rested. She took a sleeping pill and laid down – not five minutes later her water broke.

The labor was exciting based on the fact that she had a sleeping pill encouraging her body to postpone labor counteracted by Pitocin in her IV. To make matters more fun, as we neared the crowning the midwife discovered that the baby was oriented oddly again – face first. At 9:11 a swollen and bruised face emerged – just as the midwife had forewarned us when she discovered the orientation – and as I looked to finally identify the gender we had not previously determined I told Laura that “we have a Noah.”

Up to that point we had decided that I would choose the middle name if we had a boy but I had not yet settled on one. I soon knew what name to use – Noah Thomas Miller.

At 6 lbs. 8oz. and 20″ long he’s a healthy and happy little man.

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David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.

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  3. Congrats, Dave! He already looks like you! (Don’t worry, I am sure that your in-laws are saying that he looks like Laura. All grandparents do!) Best to you and your little family – and try to get some sleep! 🙂

  4. David Miller says:

    Thanks. We’re having fun with this transition. All the other kids are dangerously excited about their new little brother.

  5. Carl Miller says:

    Maybe the reciprocating saw purchase was a bad idea. If the kids get a hold of that, little Noah could be in for some rough attention. 😉

  6. David Miller says:

    The reciprocating saw is safely tucked away. Thanks for the concern. I’ll mail it to you if the kids start getting close to discovering it.

  7. Carl Miller says:

    Better not risk it, just send it to me now.

  8. David Miller says:

    I’m paying hospital bills; it might take me a
    while to scrape postage together.

  9. Carl Miller says:

    Lesson number one: don’t buy the tool if you
    can’t afford the postage to send it to me.

  10. David Miller says:

    I will definitely keep lesson number one in mind for my
    next tool purchase.

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