It's April 1st. Today I was supposed to be on my way to the hospital, getting ready to meet my second little boy. Right about now, we would be checking in for my scheduled C-section. Baby Henry had other plans. He surprised us with his arrival about 3 weeks ago on the evening of March 10th. Josh and I had a long day and were looking forward to watching the finale of True Detective. We put Oliver to bed and sat down on the couch with a sigh of relief (as most days go now). About 10 minutes later, my water broke. I didn't know it then, but the look on Josh's face was not from concern or fear, but more about, "Wait, I want to finish watching this episode!" We didn't have a plan in place for Henry's unexpected appearance. I quickly called my neighbor, who was nice enough to rush over to the house to hang out while Oliver slept and my Dad drove up from Massachusetts. Josh and I headed to the hospital, and within 2 hours of getting there, the doctor had us in the OR. We met Henry Jack at 11:11pm. The sound of his cry was the most beautiful sound we've ever heard. When Oliver was born, he made no sound and was barely breathing. Oliver was whisked away immediately and spent 4 days in the NICU and as you can imagine, the experience of his birth was not at all what I imagined. This time around, we got to hold Henry right away. It was perfect.
Leah Haydock captured the birth for Josh and I. We are so lucky to have had her there to record those memories for us. We cry every time we look at the slideshow. Check out Leah's blog post with photos and the slideshow HERE.
The photo below was taken when Henry was 9 days old.
With Henry's arrival, I'm currently on maternity leave, taking some time to get to know this amazing little human and to let myself recover. However, I am checking and returning emails and phone calls, but my response time may take a little longer than normal. If you have an urgent matter you need to talk to me about, please send me an email and in the subject line be sure to write "urgent" and I'll get back to you asap. Thank you for your patience during this time!