Monday, July 2, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Alexander

So the morning of Friday June 29th, Stacie and I walked into Labor and Delivery to get my "leaking" checked

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About 8 hours later we headed to the Operating Room. Having my best friend with me was an amazing experience. We were only 3 days apart in our journeys so wanted to document the bellies one last time together before mine turned into a baby

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The delivery team got me all set up and then Stacie joined us with multiple cameras and phones in her possession. Since my IPs were not able to be at the birth of their first child, we wanted to make sure it was well documented for them and she did an amazing job!

Here I am prepped for surgery and ready to have Alexander make his exit

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The doctors got down to business and at 6:29pm on 6/29/12, Alexander takes his first breath

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Here is the actual birth video

Alexander could breath on his own

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but they did give him a little bubble assistance

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Stacie joined Alexander to take pictures while I was taken to recovery.

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About an hour later, they wheeled me in to visit Alexander

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The entire time Stacie and I were texting and emailing pictures to the Dads, who were stuck in Australia until the next day.

More to come . . . .

7 comments:

Jen said...

Congrats! Glad he is healthy and you were such a champ about the early delivery.

Madgew said...

This is the best. Kelly, you were made to have babies that is so clear. You look terrific and I can't believe you were able to talk and text and email as well as your friend Stacie.Great joy all the way around.

Natalie said...

So sweet!! So happy for you and Alexander and his parents that everything worked out well!! <3

Jesse said...

Congrats to you and the guys!! He's adorable! Nice work :)

Michael said...

That's so amazing that you were able to get pictures and VIDEO for the dads. You're an awesome surrogate.

Melanie I said...

Congratulations to all of you on another beautiful life.

Doug and Bill said...

I've been following along but not commenting too much but wanted to say that if I wasn't there for the birth...I felt I was with the video. AMAZING and congrats to you and the dads. Awesome!