He weighed in at 7lbs and is 21 inches long.
Apparently after a very relaxed last few weeks he was in a hurry to get out.
The first contraction came about 5:30pm, while we were still at Declin's birthday party. That was about the time I went home as I wasn't convinced though that it was the real deal. But by 7pm the contractions were 4 minutes apart. At this point Jason was using all his willpower to convince me that I could walk to the car.
Once we got to the hospital, the contractions were closer to 2 minutes apart, and the second I got into triage before the nurse could even check me, my water broke and I stated that I was ready to push.
So, by 8:32pm William was born, and then they finished checking us in to the hospital.
I guess when my doctor was warning me to go in at the first sign of a contraction she was serious. But in my defence, I had almost nothing in any other labour symptoms. Which was very different from Zoe.
But we made it just in time, and everyone is happy and healthy. And after 24 hrs, William and I were able to come home.
Zoe at first wanted very little to do with the new addition. Upon meeting him in the hospital and informing her that he was going to come home with us, we received a very dirty look.
|She's tickling him, not attacking him, I promise.|
|"Ear!" Zoe is quite proud that her little brother has ears.|
|Zoe and William holding hands|
But once he was home, curiosity took over and she seems to be quite interested in all his ears and toes. We're working on being gentle, as Zoe is fond of 'honking' noses right now, but William is not the least bit phased by her inquisitiveness.
Jason is off work for two weeks now, so we are all settling in quite nicely and enjoying our new family dynamics.
And here's an exciting game of 'find the toddler':