Samuel Luke Walsman
Born March 4, 2011 5:26 am
Samuel made his arrival 5 weeks earlier then we had expected (we were planning to be induced 1 week early at 39 weeks due to the large size of my babies) and he was 6 weeks premature. I wrote an email to a friend telling her what happened and because I don't have lots of time :) I just copied and pasted it below. It should explain what happened and then I will follow it with pictures.
I realized during my labor that the last pictures I had taken of me pregnant were when I was only 14 weeks or so. My friends with me were very willing to take lots of glamorous shots of me in the hospital gown! :)
Steve and I prayed together for Samuel before he was born. There were lots of tears and constant prayers in my heart.
Here they are helping Samuel to breath.
I'm looking on, longing for my boy!
They let me hold him once more before he was taken to the NICU.
It was so hard seeing him with all those wires and tubes, not being able to hold him. But he wasn't there long! This is me seeing him in the NICU for the first time. It took me a long time to recover from the epidural and I didn't make it to visit Samuel until late Friday afternoon-which was torture! I wanted so badly to get down there but I couldn't get on my feet for so long! I'm not sure I EVER want an epidural again!
This was heavenly for me! Holding my baby!
This is Ashley, one of the nurse practitioners. She was AWESOME.
Here is Samuel not long before he was ready to come home.
"But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness."