Wow. That was indescribable. Stacie did awesome - I love her so much. Things moved really quickly since the last post. The epidural again started to wear off on the right side and she struggled with the pain - luckily they gave her a little boost, but she was completely dilated and around 3:30 she was ready to push. At 4:31, Jonah entered this world vocal and full of color. The room was filled with doctors, residents, nurses - seemed like organized chaos. As they cleaned Jonah up behind the curtain, we just waited to hear more crying - and every now and then Jonah obliged. Meanwhile, they continued to work on Stacie for another 45 minutes or so as she did tear. Finally they brought out Jonah all wrapped up, and we got to hold him for a couple minutes. He's 6 pounds, 11 ounces. We snapped a couple photos before Jonah was rushed to the NICU.
It seemed like forever to stitch Stacie back up, but by the time they were done Stacie was so exhausted she passed out and gave us a little scare. They hooked her up on some oxygen and told us her vitals were fine. Color eventually came back to her face and she regained consciousness. Now she's just resting. They gave her some food, but she doesn't have enough energy yet to eat.
It was an awesome day - and so far so good - it couldn't have gone any better. Thanks again for all your thoughts, prayers and support. We love you all!
Hopefully we'll get some updates on how Jonah's doing soon.