Thursday, May 08, 2008
Introducing Isaac John
This is Wendi, taking back over for Gabbi who did a great job holding the fort while we were on the road yesterday. Here are just a few photos of our son who arrived into the world on his due date, May 7, 2008 at 8:20pm weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and 20" long. All of these photos are courtesy of Joan! She has done a fantastic job helping Bri and us during this journey. I can't say enough about her.
It would be wonderful if everyone who views this could take the time to leave a comment. We would love to have a record for Isaac of all the people who were praying and waiting for his arrival. Even if we don't know you personally, we'd love to know you were here.
To quickly recap, I had just finished having lunch with the wifia and decided to lay down. Around 2pm, JB came into the room. Scrubs jumped up on the edge of the bed, as he often does, and JB proudly told me that Scrubs had decided he wanted a brother! (This was quite cute as JB has told me 100 times that dogs are not siblings, they are dogs.) Anyways, I was half asleep and it took me quite awhile to believe that everything he was saying was truth.
We were blessed to be able to borrow Clay & Brittney's van, and were on the road by 3:30pm. We'd later get a call that Isaac had arrived while we were still about 5 or 6 hours from the hospital! Bri's labor had been very tough but was very fast, especially for a first time baby. We got the to hospital around 2am and went straight to see Bri and meet Chris (who was wonderful by the way!) We talked for a few minutes and then headed out to meet Mr. Isaac. Both Bri and Chris were amazing and encouraged us to go "see our son." They are excited to close a chapter in their lives as we are opening another. Bri was very happy that labor is over and behind her!
It was quite an ordeal to get JB and I back to hold Isaac, but once we were there we had the opportunity to spend about an hour with him, feed him, and change him. He is doing great. The only issue (which really isn't an "issue" at all) is that he has a little skin tag on his left ear. Joan likes it as she says it guarantees we leave the hospital with the right baby! It will be very simple to remove, either here or when we get back to base. Otherwise he is very skinny with very long fingers and toes. He looks just like what I'd expect a newborn to look like :) He also looks TONS like Brianna. I'll have to find a baby picture to show you but his nose and lips are Bri all over again. He has a little bit of light brown hair and light eyes (which will probably be blue or green as both Chris and Bri have light eyes.)
Anyways, we managed 3 or 4 hours of sleep. We hope that we will get to the leave the hospital with him on Friday night or Saturday morning and be back on our way to Destin by Sunday morning.
Thank you for all your love, prayers, encouragement, and thoughts! He has arrived. Right on time! To say that God answered our prayers is quite an understatement. We serve a faithful God who carried us during years of incredible pain to a place of incredible happiness. Praise the Lord.
P.S. I believe AD won the contest (you can click on it to see results!) I think I am reading it right? Gabbi? Can you confirm?