dallin August 15th, 2009
Joshua Josiah Howes was born yesterday, August 14th at 2:34pm, in the Lyell McEwin Hospital. He weighed 7lbs 4oz, or 3285g (I think), and was 50.5 cm long. Everyone is doing well – and much better after a decent night’s rest.
The full account may follow sometime later (or it may not…) but just very briefly, labour was about 12 hours long, ending with a successful, natural birth. Kathryn was amazing. When I took my ring off half way through, my hand hurt a lot less! As a follow up to the last post, the doctors at the Women’s and Children’s didn’t feel comfortable with her delivering there, in case something went wrong with her heart, since they have no adult ICU there. We chose Lyell McEwin over Flinder’s as it is closer for most of Kathryn’s family, a newer, nicer facility and the same distance for us. There were no issues with Kathryn’s heart during labour, and no major issues at all. But, it was kind of nice being treated as ‘high risk’.
Anyway, you didn’t come to read what I’m writing, you came for pictures. So, here you go…
Hopefully Kathryn and Joshua will be coming home on Sunday.