Well, it's finally over. This morning at 6:14am Ang gave birth to a very healthy baby boy. He weighed in at 8.26 pounds, and was 23 1/4 inches in length. It came as a kind of a shock to us because we both have brown hair, and Malaia has blond hair. But our little fella is red as can be. Almost an orangy red. His name is Koa (Ko-ahh) Mitchell Seymour. Yeah we know it's an unusual name, but we both really liked it when we came across it. It's not in any baby name books that we read rather it's Hawaiian and it means brave, fierce, warrior.
The whole experience lasted approximately 5 hours start to finish. From Ang waking me up at 1:30 am, with contractions coming every 2 mins. And when we got to the hospital she was 4-5 cm dilated. Then at about 5:45 they decided to break her water and they did so at 5:51 and the little guy was out at 6:14. Both of our mothers and our sisters were able to be in the room to watch the delivery and there wasn't a dry eye in the place.
This is the first boy on my side of the family. My sister has two girls and we have Malaia so everyone was hoping it was a boy. Although Ang I would have been super happy either way. But regardless of that, both mom and baby are doing VERY well and there's talk that they may be discharged in the morning.
I'm running on fumes right now, because I've only had about 2 1/2 hours sleep in the last 24 hours and so I forgot the camera at the hospital with Ang, but I promise to post pics as soon as I get them home. In the mean time Malaia is at her grandparents for the night so I have the house to myself and so I'm off to bed.
What an incredible journey!