At 5:00am this morning, Lisa and Danny got up to start a big day! While getting ready, it was agreed that it felt like we were leaving for a vacation; luggage in hand, off to catch an early flight. Obviously, this was not the case.
We arrived at the hospital at 6:30 to begin pre-operation preparation for the caesarian section scheduled for 8:30. (This is where we let the people who participated in the poll know that we made it to the 24th!)
They started the pre-op about 40 minutes behind schedule, and were told that all of the beds are full; no room at the Inn. Good thing we had a reservation! At 8:45am, Lisa was taken to the Operating Room so they could get her set up and nicely drugged. At about 9:00, they brought Danny back to the Operating Room, and sat him on a stool next to Lisa's head. Lisa reminded the doctors not to let Danny look over the curtain barrier, for fear that he would pass out. Danny insists that he could have done the surgery.
At 9:13am, Dr. Dickman lifted Shane Aston out of Lisa, above he curtain, and into our view. He weighed in at a healthy 9 lbs 5oz, and measured 20 inches! He cried right away, which was the music to our ears that we did not get to hear when Remy was born. It was so wonderful to hear, it brought tears to our eyes.
Mommy and baby are AWESOME! Lisa will stay at Shady Grove Hospital until Sunday.