What a wonderful day! Woke up early to be down at the hospital for baby Cooper to be induced. Beth brought Jayda by because she was sick and she stayed with Granpops. Armed with my days supply of Ritz crackers :) Beth and I headed down to the hospital. The excitement of the day ahead helped to fight off the waves of nausea. Katie is absolutely one of the strongest women I know. She went in at 7 am and never uttered a complaint throughout her entire labor. I told her that if more moms labored like her there would be more labor and delivery nurses :) Cooper had his moments during the labor process when his heart rate dropped and Katie had to be on oxygen. Laura and Karla long time friends of mine were the baby nurse and the Respiratory therapist. Cooper decided he wanted to be vacuumed out but he only required a little suction since Katie was such a strong pusher.
With a tear in his eye, Eric cut the cord and welcomed his new son. Cooper entered the world weighing in at 8 lbs. 4 oz. and 21 inches long. (Even though Eric told some people he was 6 inches long taking after his daddy :)
As I held this tiny gift from God for the very first time all I could think of was my favorite scripture in the entire bible "Great is the Faithfulness" Lamentations 3:23 and cried tears of joy for Baby Cooper was born this day at 3:23!
God is Good.