First we were scheduled to go into the hospital to be induced on the morning of the 28th, at 630 am. They said to call in case they were real busy, and as it turned out, they were real busy. We didn't get into the hospital until about 11p that night, so it made for a long day of waiting for a phone call from the hospital. I got to know one of the nurses fairly well over the phone from talking to her 4 or 5 times that day! Once we got in, the nurses started the process to induce labor, and it took right away. I'll spare the gory details, but in short Julie was a champ and only needed the initial medicine to get labor going. She also was magnificent when pushing out the not-so-little guy, both the doctor and I were really impressed with how she held up and her determination. Good job honey!!
|The two of us happy he is here!|
After Julie got a bit settled, the real excitement began as both set of Grandparents, a few Uncles and an Aunt showed up to hang out with the kid. Most exciting for me was that my Grandfather was there too, so Noah got to meet his Great-Grandfather right away. They seemed to hit it off right away! Everyone left after a little bit, and the nurses came and did their work on Mom (Julie!) and Noah. He was a trooper and slept a good majority of the night, only one quick feeding to speak of.
|Noah with Grandma and Great-Grandpa|
|Reagan holding her new cousin|
|4 generations of Foster|
We finished up his tests, got some more sleep, and loaded up with supplies and left the hospital today. So far he has been fairly good, but he is getting a bit fussy now, I think the change in surroundings might be getting to him a bit. We'll see.
There'll be more to come as we figure out what to do with the little fella.
|Noah and his little teddy|
|Ready to come home!|