Brad left to go help his mom with a car seat issue while the midwife took over for a minute.
Me: "Am I at least more than 5?".
The body came out with a little more difficulty than I had imagined, I remember the pain being over once Asher's head was out, but his head measured larger at birth than Micah's. Micah ended up weighing a half a pound more. (I only gained 22 pounds with this pregnancy and was convinced I would have a 6 lb 7 oz baby. Later the midwife would tell me it's always better to have a smaller weight in your mind. I thought that was a good point.)
I was so relieved he was out and immediately heard Brad tell me he was a boy. Micah was screaming bloody murder. We were all shocked by how loud he was. Asher still slept through even that! He calmed down once covered up on my chest. It took us a minute before the midwife reminded us he needed a towel, he was cold! Jeez!
After some bonding and some initial latching on we learned he was 7 lb 8 oz and 20.5 inches long. His hair was dark! And I'm not convinced he will have blue eyes like his brother, but they look SO similar in a multitude of different ways. Micah also has his daddy's feet, so I'm not sure if I'm going to get my sprinter.... :) Either way we are going to have to start marking photos so we don't mix up the two boys when looking back at these pictures one day.
And speaking of photos we are excited our photographer friend was able to be there to capture the birth. I will have to post those separately as I don't have them yet but I am bursting with excitement (and nervousness) to see them.
I really love that I had the opportunity to have my babies at home and hope that if there is a third we will be able to again. There is nothing like bathing with your baby, getting into your fresh clean bed, and having a quick snack before falling asleep as a family of 4.
We praise God for this new life, a healthy baby, and a healthy family. As a coworker of Brad's told him, with two boys we will now never know who broke that lamp, fan, dish, etc. :) We are so excited to start this new adventure!
The most awesome thing of all I have learned is that there is indeed enough room in a momma's heart for two amazing little boys (and of course, their awesome daddy!).