I saw this idea on Katie's blog a while ago, and I thought it was so sweet. I asked hubby to type his memory of the day Caleb was born for Father's Day. I think it will be so sweet to have. So here is Nick's very first blog post.....His memory of Caleb's birthday!
It was the happiest day of my life and it started when we woke up to go the hospital on August 4, 2009. Sarah and I walked into the hospital at 6 am full of excitment and expectations. As we took the elevator up we couldn't stop smiling knowing that the next time we would be in this elevator we would have our baby boy with us. We were led to the room where we would bring Caleb into the world. The two us were then left alone waiting for the nurses to come in and give Sarah the medicine to start the induction process. As the process continued our excitement grew more and more, especially as more family showed up to enjoy in our happiness. As the day continued Sarah and I continued to talk and wait as we got closer to time that caleb would show up. We passed the time during the day any way that we could, anything from playing cards to watching movies. The entire time we waited Sarah continued to progress and her contractions continued to get worst. That pain didn't last long cause if you know Sarah at all you know she does not do well with pain and she decided to get an epidural. From that point forward Sarah was in state of happiness that I didn't think came with labor. There was no screaming and I had no broken bones from her squeezing my hands. Every once in a while the nurse would come in and check Sarah and she would tell us how close we were. Finally, the news came that it was time for our new boy to arrive and I couldn't wait to hold him and take him home. When the nurse came in she told us that he wouldn't take more than 15 minutes to be born, but little did we know he was going to stubborn just like his father. So instead of 15 minutes of pushing it became 2 hours of breathing and pushing and more breathing and pushing. Then everything seemed to happen so quickly, his head popped out and then his body was out. All of a sudden the scissors were in my hands to cut the umbilical cord, he was picked up and put on his mothers chest and I realized that our family was complete. Then he was handed to me and this rush of happiness and enjoyment rushed over me like never before. That night was the first time that caleb fell asleep on my chest and finally understood what my parents hed told me about the love you have for your child. Then we began the steps towards taking him home even though those steps would take 2 days. We watched the first bath, his first pictures, blood test, and watching him get taken out of the room for his circumcision which kinda scared us cause that was the first time we weren't in the same room as him. Then our moment came when we were told we could take him home. So we put his going home outfit on, put him in his car seat got our last check and we started towards the front door and home. This was the moment we had been waiting for to go home with our baby. If you have ever seen the movie knocked up thats how I was driving home. That whole experience was the most amazing thing that I have ever seen and I will never forget it.