Thursday, December 11, 2008

Devin James - He's HERE!

Well, I got the call last Sunday around noon and Shelly has lost her mucous plug. We talked and agreed it could be a while, like a few days, so no one got too excited! But, then, at 5:30, JR called and they were at the hospital! Her water broke around 4:30 and they got in there and were told they were going to have a baby! I got packed up (which I did just fine, except I forgot to take one whole suitcase of clothes!) and headed to Chanute. I got there at 10pm and things were looking good. Here we are looking all happy and excited about the impending birth!

Well... after 20 hours, 6 epidural tries that failed, she finally had him C-section.

At 12:54 pm on Monday, December 8th, Devin James made his way into this world! He weighed 6 lbs and 12 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long and is perfect in every way!

Here is his announcement on the hospital marquee. I love small town hospitals. I was so worried that they would be able to handle everything, but I've got to say they were fabulous!!!

His dad says he WILL be an OU fan!

Here he is chilling out on daddy while mom is hanging out reading the paper. I was so amazed at how good she did! And what a good dad JR is. Such a happy little family! (We'll see what the 2 4-legged kids think of him when we all get home later today!)