Monday, May 23, 2011

Benson Parke Yost...

The night before:

Around 7am the morning of May 11th, induction day (didn't sleep that well... how do you sleep before something like this!?):

We got to the hospital around 7:30am and were settled in the delivery room by 8:30am.

Trav killing time by taking pictures:

After 15 long (some lots longer than others) hours in the delivery room it was finally time to push. We thought he might get here just before midnight, but he came May 12, 2011 at 12:21am. He measured 20.5 inches and weighed 9 pounds. Right after he was born they had to run some tests to check his lungs. I told trav to snap a shot of them working on him in the room.

Not long after that they had to take him to the nursery to make sure his lungs and insides were cleaned out. He was doing very well, cause it sure didn't take them long. We were finally able to hold him and show him to family. We had a lot of visitors come to the hospital, but I'm horrible at remembering to take out the camera. So, most all the hospital pics were taken when my mom was there. Thanks mom!

Trav took these pics when we got home from the hospital Friday night.

Over the next few days:

5 days old (the crab outfit pic was taken just before his dr. visit. At 5 days he was only 3oz lighter and a whole inch taller than at birth.):