Around 10:30 last night the nurses came in and said I was having contractions. I wasn't feeling them, but apparently they were causing decels in Eli's heartrate, so they decided to do a c-section right away.
Of course I was scared to death but I'm glad it all happened so fast. I hated the c-section and had to work so hard at staying calm but the doctors and nurses were very nice and patient with me. Josh did a great job, too.
I didn't get to hold him yet, but Josh did. I barely even got to see him. He's in the NICU now but he's breathing ok. I think it depends on when he will feed to decide when he can go home. Otherwise he is doing well. I am recovering and I hate medicines but I'm surviving it!
Eli Samuel was born at 12:07am on Wed 3/18. He is 5lb2oz, and 19-3/4 inches long. Tall and skinny like his dad. He definitely has the Burke mouth (which I've always thought was so cute!) but otherwise I haven't really seen him enough to decide.
I'll post more pictures later but here are two for now. Hopefully today we'll get some non-goop-covered ones. :)
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers! Much love to all of you!