They did their little exam. Called my doctor. I'm just chilling. Wondering if there's been any change since the last time. I'm not sure who was more surprised- me, Mom or Josie- when the nurse came back and said, "What do you think about having your baby in about two hours?" Was that an option? Because when it came right down to it I wasn't sure I wanted to. Turns out, it wasn't an option. After that there was a lot of scrambling about, phone calls being made and quite a bit of nervousness. We watched videos last night, from that time and it takes me right back. I remember it very vividly. Keith, Mom, Josie, Harley, Christian, Joey were there. Tim, Amanda, Dad, Grandpa, Chickie, Paul and Heather were on their way. I went back a little before 8 PM. At 8:09 Case was born. 6 lb 9 oz. I thought he was so big. Between 8:30 and 8:45 I was back in my TINY room. I don't remember much between then and when Dad came and they brought the baby in finally around midnight. I must have been a little drugged because I wasn't freaking out to see the baby. I was calm. They showed me pictures on the camera and told me things the doctors said and I waited patiently. Even when they brought him in I didn't hold him right away. My dad held him first. Not sure who was after him. Probably a long list of people. There were a lot of people there.
I think they all left between 2 and 3. The baby left to go get checked or something. I called for them to bring him back though and he stayed with us the whole time except for baths and tests. I remember a lot about how unfriendly and unhelpful the nurses were but we all survived.
Today, June 30, 2009, we celebrated Case's 1st birthday. We celebrated that we all survived the 1st year in one piece.
The day started with his Dad telling him Happy Birthday before he left for work even though Case was still asleep. A few hours later, Case woke up saying "good" anf then the usual "daddy." I sang Happy Birthday to him. He got a text from Grammy and Poppy and a call from Grandma Josie. We took a bath and played with letters. Then we tried to take some pictures.
He didn't want to sit still for any pictures. He's just too busy.
We played. We sang. He had lunch-juice, eggs, cheerios, cantaloupe, toast with cream cheese. He napped. Alison and the boys brought cupcakes andbooks. When he woke up we read and played some more. We basically celebrated all day.