Beautiful baby Andrew Owen Kirk (Andy) arrived to our family today (September 23, 2008) at 2:56 PM. He weighed 8 lbs 2 oz. He has a little blonde hair (unlike Caleb and Cara who had tons of long black hair.) I was started at 8:30 this morning, at 37 and 1/2 weeks because of high blood pressure. I had to be treated with at least five hours of antibiotics so the nurses tried to keep things slow. When the five hours of antibiotics had passes we discovered that he was posterior so I was stuck at a six for over an hour. He flipped by himself and within a few minutes he was ready to be born. Delivery went smoothly and quickly. Unfortunately they had a few concerns, mostly his low glucose, so after we held him for an hour he was taken to nic-u for a couple of hours for observation. It almost drove me crazy waiting in my room not knowing what was going on. He is doing great now! It is fun to have a newborn.
The kids came and saw him as soon as he got to the room.
He does lots of grunting and talking. Caleb especially loved holding him.
I am sure that Cara will be a great little helper. She likes to be the mommy and will certainly make a good second mommy to Andy.
I will be out of the hospital on Thursday morning hopefully ready to be the mother of three. Thanks to my mom for taking the kids while I am recovering.