Labor started at 8am this morning, giving no warning, with painful contractions coming no more than two minutes apart. After getting in the car, they slowed to four minutes. Here is Lynn at the hospital, a few days more pregnant than she’s ever been.
Lynn was a little worried between contractions in the car ride to the hospital that it might be false labor, but then felt reassured as each new contraction started peaking that going to the hospital was a good idea. She was admitted quickly and here she is modeling the gorgeous hospital gown.
And… the new baby is born at 5:16pm. Here is mommy meeting him at about three seconds old.
Baby’s first mommy kiss.
Not a big fan of the scale, it seems. Actually he didn’t seem to be much of a fan of anything for the first several minutes. He kept trying to open his eyes every few moments but before getting them all the way open, winced at the bright lights and cried harder. But as soon as his eyes adjusted enough for him to keep his eyes open, he stopped crying immediately. His eyes jumped from one thing to another for several minutes until it was time to eat, and then sleep.
Here he is staring at Aunt Lisa
and Uncle Dan
and Aunt Kari… (starting to get tired again).
And back with Mommy and Daddy again.
Now, we had discussed several names but had to wait until seeing his face before picking any one of them. And in the end, we settled on what the boys have already been calling him. Here is Lincoln Nicholas Falk: