Jim and I went to Dayton on Monday night since David and Shylah were to check in at the hospital at 10:00 p.m. David was in the middle of a fantasy football draft, so he gave instructions on making the last 2 picks to Jim. I think he managed to select a kicker and a defense without a problem. :)
Soon it was time for the hard work of pushing. David came out to update us a few times as the men consulted their devices. I paced. And occasionally
After 2+ hours of pushing, the doctor decided it would be best to do a c-section. Mom and baby were both fine, but it appeared that he would need an alternate exit strategy. :)
David got all suited up to accompany Shylah to the OR. Or paint a house. One or the other.
There was actually one small emergency when they got in the OR and David's phone died. Nurse Marilee came running down the hallway to get a replacement phone for photos. Thankfully, Jim's was charged and available. Crisis averted.
Marilee was sweet to take lots of great photos for them (and us!). Here they are, ready to get started.
Dr. Park is in the center of the photo. These days, it is hard to tell which one is the doctor when everyone is wearing scrubs! She did a great job, and was calm and efficient.
Daddy got to hold him first, while the doctor got Mommy put back together.
Sweet Baby Cayden. It's a bright world out here!
After a long wait during shift change and paperwork, Cayden was finally brought in to meet his adoring family.
Proud Grandpa Don with his first grandchild.
And our sweet, proud family. God is so good.