Alexander Lee is here.
We are so happy to announce that our tiny gift has arrived. Alexander Lee ("Alex") arrived at 1:59 a.m. on July 11. He weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz. and is 18 inches long. He is healthy and beautiful.
The delivery went so well. As many of you know, we were planning to do a totally natural birth so the last couple of days completely threw us for a loop! Ultimately, God had a timetable for Alex's arrival and we trusted Him to answer our prayers for a safe and healthy delivery. We also trusted our doctors, who were very concerned about my pre-eclampsia and about Alex. So we induced Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Thankfully my body was cooperative. My water broke naturally, I dilated fairly quickly, got the epidural (twice, thanks to a one-sided one the first time around), and pushed Alex out at 1:59 a.m. on Friday. Labor went faster than we thought it would and we were so thankful to meet him sooner rather than later.
My blood pressure issues are better now and I am feeling better today than yesterday. Alex is also feeding wonderfully - a truly answered prayer since he didn't get to spend all that extra time in the womb fattening up and getting stronger.
I will get back to my main job of feeding Alex, so enjoy the few photos. We'll post more once we are home and settled.