What a WiLD (no pun intended) week! No matter how much you prepare for your first child, you're not gonna be ready. Even today, three days after the birth of Marcelo, everything is still sinking in.
It all started off on Wednesday. We thought we were going into the hospital for a couple of hours while they start the process of inducing Hope. What we found out as soon as we got there, was that she was going to be admitted as a patient and stay at the hospital until after the baby was born. So we didn't have ANYTHING! After some tension and stress by not being fully prepared, I raced home to gather our things. They administered the Cervadil while I was gone and everything was going fine that night. In the morning, the doctor came in started the next step. And much to Hope's delight, an epidural was given to her to help relieve the pain of the contractions. Then a couple hours later, her water was broken. So then all we had to do was wait... and wait we did.
It was estimated that Marcelo would be born about 9 or 10 at night. Well, 9 and 10 came and went. Hope was 9cm dilated at that time and stayed that way until midnight. That's when the nurse came in and checked Hope. Since she wasn't progressing any further and we were closing in on 24 hours since labor was induced, she recommended a c-section. That night, there were lots of births happening, so it wasn't until about 4am that Hope went into surgery. And then at 4:05 am on Friday April 26, 2013, Marcelo was born! He had a huge head of hair and was a really big baby. He weighed 8 lbs 15 oz and measured 20.75 in.
It was amazing to see what he looked like, and he was gorgeous! Now that's not me being a parent and just saying my child was beautiful. All of the doctors and nurses have complimented him. I'm not sure who he looks like more, me or Hope. He has a great combination of our features. I'm anticipating seeing him in a few years when those features start to develop and really stand out. Besides his looks, he is a GREAT baby! He only cries when he's hungry or needs his diaper changed. Other than that, he's calm and curious. He lets anyone hold him and he just stares at the people and world around him.
I have high hopes for Marcelo and I can't wait to impart so much wisdom on him.
Don't worry about the patch on his head, that's how he gets his medicine. It kept falling out of his foot, so they put it in his head since his veins are biggest there.