Cerise was in labor for 15 hours in total. She was dilated to 10 cm's, but his head was 13.5 cm's. He came out RIGHT after the doctor performed the episiotomy.
Labor and delivery went pretty well. The umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck twice, but the doctor took care of it very smoothly. I never had to worry about it because the problem was solved before I even had time to realize there was a problem.
Live birth. You can't unsee that.
Doesn't he kinda look like a quarter asian baby version of Russell Westbrook in this picture? Yeah? No? Okay.
He was waaaay bigger looking than we expected! I still can't believe our little monster could fit in cerise's stomach. So crazy. 8 pounds 6 ounces. 21 inches long.
I think this picture just about sums up the difference between motherhood and grandmotherhood.
Greg vying for favorite uncle... since I can't be the favorite uncle to my own kid. We'll see how it goes.
One day after the miracle of birth. Total babe.
There is no such thing as privacy for moms in the hospital. One of the nurses was talking to Cerise before we left and she looked down and said, "You have OODLES of milk in there!" She then squeezed Cerise until milk started coming out.
It feels sooooo natural having Calvin around. It's like there's another person joining the markham party.
First night home
Obaa-chan (Gramma Buck) came for almost a week and helped out with Calvin. She made some awesome meals and dominated the laundry and cleaning.
So stoked to finally have my little guy
Calvin likes lying on the bed between us and listening to us talk. Sometimes he will cry until we lay him down by us and then he will just relax.
Calvin's first gift from Uncle Sam. No, really, a gift from Cerise's younger brother Samuel on a mission in Japan.
This is when we came to the awesome realization that half of his crib can be used for baby stuff storage/changing station for a while.
When Cerise looks at Calvin after feeding him and says, "Do you want me to burp you or do you want daddy to burp you?" ... this is usually code for "Lynn, burp him."
Feed, burp, change diaper, sleep, practice dribbling through his legs, repeat.