Since I had an epidural and thankfully could not feel the lower half of my body I was concerned about how hard I could push? I didn't know how and I told the nurse my concerns. She just said Just push and it will work. Later Ben told me I was pushing so hard he thought the baby was going to shoot across the room. That was funny.
I had the on call Doctor deliver Gabriel. I just loved him so much! Everyone called him old school because he was... old. But I was so thankful for all that old man knowledge. He made all the scary pre-delivery problems seem super smooth and I was just so happy he was old and had done this forever.
Gabe was Born Tuesday at 2:59am July 21st weighing at 5lbs, 17.5 in. long to a literally deliriously happy Mom and Dad. We were in the Hospital 4 days, 2 of those days being in the NICU and got about 15 hours of sleep that week. To tell you the truth the experience seems like a dream.
Gabes is the Most sweet baby. He is full of wonderful expressions that make us laugh and has such a wonderful calm spirit. When he looks at you he is very thoughtful and you can tell he is studying your face and really wants to know you. He looks just like his Daddy and loves his hands! They have to be next to his face all the time. If he is bundled up in a blanket he will wiggle and wiggle until he can get an arm out and he is a MAJOR grunter. He is just so ridiculously cute and we love him so much.