Saturday, July 23, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dane!

Perry Dane Gooden made his grand entrance on July 23rd at 9:32am. He weighed in at 8lbs 10oz and measured 22inches.
We woke up at 4:30am to prepare to head to the hospital. Once we arrived, the nurses went straight to work on mommy getting me prepped for surgery. What I feared the most was the spinal block which, thanks to an awesome CRNA, didn't hurt at all!

After Dane's birth his daddy got to follow him to the nursery. Normally a baby should have 60 or less breaths per minute and he was breathing at a rate of about 87/minute. His nurse came in to let me know that it would be 3 or 4 hours before I got to hold him. If you've read any of my previous posts, you can imagine how those words went over with this control freak. I had relinquished control of the natural birth, but had not prepared to give up holding and nursing my newborn. When his nurse left the room I broke down. My sweet brother took my hand and my mom's hand and prayed for me and for Dane. It was the most special moment and one I will treasure forever.

Those first few hours felt like days to me, thankfully Tevie got to sit beside Dane's bassinet in the nursery and touch him and love him while I sat anxiously in my room waiting for them to bring him to me. Here are a few pictures from our big day.

Anxious Momma seeing her sweet boy in the nursery

Holding my boy for the first time!

First Family Photo
Poppa T and Momma D checking out our sweet boy

Dressed and ready to go home from the hospital

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