Life doesn't always work that way. Especially when there is a baby involved. Usually we're plagued with delays, but this time Carter made his appearance a week early! June 20, 2359, 2011.
36 hour labor, he was cleared for approach. But that little guy waited in a holding pattern for 8 hours in the hospital before he accepted that clearance. On final approach, 2 hours of pushing, and he joined the world.
Carter paid his mother back for her 36 hours of labor with jagged breathing. I'm thinking that this flight was like running a marathon, and he was just out of breath. They moved him to the NICU to keep an eye on him for 48 hours.
IV coming out today. Antibiotics going away. He's going home tomorrow. Everyone is doing great!
And then there are update photos:
Enjoy the Journey!
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