Zackurie Brent Felix was born on November 22, 2011. He was a whole pound smaller than his older sister, weighing in at 8 lbs. 3 oz. The two share the same length of 21 in.
Zane and I made he decision to be induced on Monday (21st) because I could barely walk and was in so much pain. So at my regular appointment that day, we decided o forgo the tripping of my membranes and scheduled the elective induction for 7:00 a.m. the following morning. November 22 was a cold and wet morning. Zane allowed me to drive because it wold be he last time in quite a while. To get to the freeway we had to pass over two bridges. ON the second one, which curves slightly, I felt the back tires sliding onwards the roadside barriers and suddenly I lost control as we hit more black ice. The car swung completely around and we stopped pointed correctly in the homeward lane. Thankfully no one else was on the road at the moment. Terrified that we might hit some more black ice we traveled onward slowly.
We reached the Orem Community Hospital without a further problem.
I was quickly admitted, introduced to my nurse (Allie - who was celebrating her own birthday), and hooked up to the pit drip. We waited patiently for the anaesthesiologist to come give me an epidural. He arrived... and I was quite surprised how painful it was for him to give me the drugs. Eventually it was in and I was beginning to feel it. I was loopy and happy for a while; then I was loopy and tired.
|Getting all set up and ready to go!|
|Zack on the air mask...|
|Our little man!|
|Taking a peek at the world!|
|Adella inspects the new addition.|
|Our first family picture!|
|Cleaning up his hair!|
|The first bath!|
|Ready to go!|
|Both in the car.|
|Adella gets to "hold it" for the first time.|
|Being a big sister is tiring.|