Tuesday, June 17, 2008
We were super glad to be leaving! We went to the hospital on Sunday night about midnight and began induction then. I immediately began having really consistant contractions every two minutes but with no effect. Finally, Tuesday evening, the doctors that were seeing me decided to go ahead and do the c-section and wha-la! Owen arrived. All was well until Thursday night when a huge line of storms moved through the area. Several areas of Fort Worth got hit really hard with hail and one tornado was spotted. The hospital activated their "Code Gray" system because of the severe weather. A nurse came by telling everyone to close the blinds and move everyone to the far side of the room. Several minutes later we were instructed to leave our room and move out into the hall. Owen happened to be visiting us from the nursery then, so he hung out with us in the hall. I wish I had a picture of me during all of this because they told us we might be leaving, so I was wearing my hospital gown, Aaron's house shoes and Aaron's coat. I looked rediculous! A few minutes later they came by handing out really heavy blankets to protect the babies and told us to plan who would carry him in case we had to evacuate! It's getting kind of serious at this point! Then nurses came by and took all of the babies to the nursery to better care for them there in case something happened. Alot of people were freaking out! Some women had just come out of delivery and were in the hallway in their beds with their IV's in and everything. I talked to a nurse in labor and delivery and she said that everyone there had to be moved out of their rooms to the central nurses station. Imagine that!!! Whether you were pushing or not..."Out in the hall you go!" It ended up that all we got was some heavy rain, and eventually we returned to our rooms.
Here is Owen in his first car ride!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Our sweet little baby boy Owen Banks Duran was born on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 6:54pm. What a perfect and beautiful miracle he is! He was born by c-section and everything went well. He weighed 7lbs, 9oz and measured 20 1/2 inches long.
Dad got to put his first diaper on!
He is so lttle!