Friday, September 26, 2008

Baby Thomas is here!!!

On Wednesday, September 24th, Sarah and Josh checked into Harrison Hospital at 0900 for their scheduled induction. The doctor thought it was time due to a lot of different variables. The plan was for pitocin and hope for the best. Our kids were hoping that we were going to pull them out of school when Thomas came. Little did we know that it wouldn't be until September 25th at 3:37 p.m. that we welcomed him into the world. Here is a picture on Wednesday after they had arrived at the hospital. So relaxed and excited to see their son soon.

Nothing happened for a long time, but they were able to get a little bit of rest on Wednesday night. Thursday they turned up the pitocin and hoped for the best. By later that afternoon, the doctor decided to do a C-section, so it was time for Josh to suit up, hair net and all. Very manly I might add.

Sarah got wheeled off to the operating room and everyone patiently waited. Everything went very well and the doctor was glad they had decided to do a c-section. Thomas was born on September 25th at 3:37 p.m. and he was 8lbs 9 oz. and 20.7 inches long. He has dark hair and mushy cheeks, so say the kids.

This was the crowd waiting outside of the operating room. This wasn't even all that could have been there.

Rebecca and I were able to slip away Thursday night for a half hour and see Thomas and the new parents. Everyone is doing well and we are so glad he is here.

We were able to bring the kids this morning and they couldn't wait. They have been so excited to see their new cousin. Each of them brought a stuffed animal for Thomas and was able to hold him. It is fun to watch them get so excited. And yes, we have had a lot of baby discussions around the dinner table lately which has pushed the envelope at times. It's all good.

Jacob is so excited to be an older cousin to Thomas. He was a so proud!

Jonah was excited too, but was a little nervous that Sarah had surgery to get him out. He is very observant, especially when he walked into the room. He holds back a little bit more and presents as everything is cool, when he really gets emotional about the whole experience. It is very cute.

Noah was talking to Josh about teaching Thomas to skate board when he gets older. Noah said, "but I don't know how to skate board very well yet." We let him know he has a little time until he has to master the sport.

Pictures of Thomas getting his diaper changed and his temperature taken. Noah was amazed by all that was going on in the room. He was shocked by what a good set of lungs Thomas has.

As we were leaving, Marna and Aunt Hannah showed up to spend some time with the little guy. We are so excited to add another to our family. It will be fun to watch him grow over this next year. Happy Birthday Thomas!


The Schmidt Family said...

Hey LeRoy clan...congratulations on the arrive of your new nephew! Very exciting for your family and so much fun to have a baby to google over...and not have to get up for the nighttime feedings..heehee!

sdhastings said...

Congratulations!!! Another BOY!!! Looks like the boys are ready for another boy. What do you say Rebecca on more on team LeRoy?

The Cisneros Family said...

What a beautiful baby boy. Congratulations!