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We all were prepared for M's c-section that was scheduled for 7 AM so Gregg and I arrived at 6:30. When we arrived at the hospital we found out poor M was told the wrong time and wasn't scheduled until 9:00. I felt so bad for M and K because they had arrived at 5:30 AM and had a very long day ahead of them. The extra hours did give us time to hang out with just M and K though and we were able to grab a little breakfast before all the business of the day started.
Just the four of us. I love M's hands on her belly.
The hospital Corbin was born at was different than Emme's. M wanted us to be the first to hold Corbin, but it just wasn't possible the way this hospital was set up. Emme's hospital had a recovery room where we waited and once she was cleaned up they brought her out to us, then M joined us shortly after she was finished in the operating room.
This hospital didn't have a recovery room so they kept M in the same room the whole time until she was able to go back to her assigned room. Only one person was allowed with her in surgery and only one person was allowed to have a wrist band other than M. Meaning only M and one other person would be able to go into the nursery and be alone with the baby. We all personally thought they should make an exception, but what do you do? The hospital offered me the other wrist band, but I knew without a doubt K needed it and deserved it. He supported M throughout her pregnancy and he was by M's side the entire time in the hospital. Not to mention he was the father and we wanted him to have as much time with Corbin as possible. K was such a sweetheart the whole time and only left M if Gregg and I were there to be with her. He even slept on the horrible chair/bed every night.
So needless to say Corbin's birth was a lot different than we were expecting, but it was still beautiful and exciting.
|Newly born Corbin. They had just passed him through the window from the operating room.|
|Getting our first glimpse.|
This nurse was awesome. Here she is telling us the birth weight.
|Showing us Corbin up close.|
|The nurse came out to tell us he was perfectly healthy.|
|K's mom showing us pictures.|
|K holding Corbin in the nursery.|
|Bundled Corbin in the nursery waiting for M to get done in surgery.|
|M's first time holding him. She was checking to see how much hair he had.|
After we checked on M and made sure she was doing okay, we left so her and K's family could have time alone with Corbin. We made plans to bring Emme back later that day. We didn't get to hold Corbin by this point, but we knew we would have an opportunity later and also knew this would be a special time for M and K.