Tuesday June 20, 2017

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Baby Benjamin Irving ๐ŸŒŠ Peterson ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป 5lb 14oz

We had a rocky start yesterday with some breathing difficulties for Ben and major nausea for Heather, but eventually his breathing caught up, his glucose levels caught up, and at 10pm last night Ben got to meet his mommy.

We got a little bit of sleep and weโ€™re now hanging out with Ben, who has had perfect numbers all night. All tubes and probes are removed and heโ€™s laying on top of momma.

Nothing went as expected yesterday. I expected us to be feeble, crippled and unable to handle even a perfectly โ€œnormalโ€ delivery. Instead, we were strong in the midst of a slightly scary situation - still nervous and scared, but at rest and full of trust in the middle of it. Not all what I expected but a very nice surprise.

Olivia is a big sister! Ruthie has another baby sibling to baby. The boys have a protege to corrupt. We have a 5th child to love.

Thank you for all of the prayers and love and friendship. โค๏ธ