He's here! The child is here! *victory dance around the room* After long months of waiting, Carson Benjamin (better known to friends and family as "Beanie") finally made his entrance into this cruel, sinful world. He looks a little squished and cone-headed, but I think he's wonderful. I know, I'm gushing, but I can't seem to help myself. I'm becoming someone I've always made fun of. *sigh* But I THINK HE'S SO COOL! *sorry* Mom and baby are both doing well. I bow at the feet of any woman who can do this. Dixie has risen almost to the status of divinity in my eyes after watching what she did. Bravo to all of my other friends who have been there, done that! I mean, I've seen several births but haven't been through the laboring process with anyone I loved or had a deep connection to. It's pretty different when that gets figured in. Also, a pitch for the husband - Andy did a marvelous job "supporting". He was really great. Anyway, I'll stop the verbal diarrhea and just post a few pics of the blessed event.
Here is the happy family with Gina, Dixie's nurse. She was incredible.
Here is the happy me with the new little person. (I seem to be able to cheese it at a moment's notice. They tell me that I was even smiling and waving right after heart surgery while still on the vent. Go figure. One must always be ready.)
Here is the dude himself. (Remember, he's very new, has had his head squeezed for hours, and has just been yanked from his warm water world. He can't be expected to look his absolute best, but isn't he cool? I mean, really. I think I would look much worse under the circumstances. Especially my hair would be worse.)
Here he is looking a bit more put together with his pround Nanna. (Love the pompom. Also love that word..."pompom". Say it, it's fun.)
Anyway, I'm done. Just wanted to share my joy (and also fulfill promises to friends far away who are waiting to see him *hi guys*). I'm sure I'll have more to say later. You know me. :) Toodles!
*Thanks to any of you who actually said "pompom"...outloud.*