He was a whopping 9.2lbs and 20 inches long. He is absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way (spoken like a true very biased mommy). He has light brown silky smooth hair, and deep blue eyes and the softest, sweetest smelling skin you could ever imagine.
We are all absolutely in love!
It was a very long labor...the longest of my three, but in the end we got a healthy baby boy and you will hear not one complaint come from these lips of mine.
We knew Julia, our 5 year old, would instantly take to her big sister role, but we were concerned about our youngest Mark who is 3 1/2. But the minute he came to the hospital to see Micah he was ALL about his baby brother. And even today (Thursday) he kisses him, asks where he is constantly, and says, "Mom isn't he so cute?" and he talks to him. So we are all relieved.
Thank you for all your prayers. I knew this was going to be a big baby as I got closer and closer to my due date of March 29...especially when my Dr. predicted a 9lb baby. But God got us through the birth with our doula, my husband, and nurse and midwife. We were so lucky to have such a fantastic team helping us birth our son into the world. Thank you to our doula, Rosemarie Dimare, Krissy the nurse, and Lee the midwife, and to my fabulous husband John, I was so tired during this birth and they kept encouraging me and cheering me on. I'm so thankful.
The staff at Monmouth Medical Hospital was absolutely fabulous and they all loved on us completely well. I even got a pink rose from the staff as we left Tuesday evening. God was so good to us through it all. And we are settling in nicely at home. Micah has already slept through a bulk of the night last night giving me a 3 hour stretch and a 4 hour stretch of sleep.
Our family just got bigger...welcome to our newest member....Micah we love you my sweet boy.