My day went like this…
I left Mom’s house and headed to the hospital. I wanted to be there to take images of the entire day. But first, I had to stop by Target and buy a present and an extra CF card for my camera (because the 3 that I had just might not be enough). I was trying to find a parking spot when I called my brother to check in. He said they were in a room already and placing her IV. I had to HURRY! I gathered my things out of my car and hustled down the hospital hallways trying to find them. FINALLY!! I was to their room. And I got scared for a minute….my brother’s face was pale. Paler than mine has ever been (which if you know me, that’s pretty pale). WHAT?!? I just wanted to know what was wrong. It was ok, baby ok. Mom fine. Just some troubles placer her IV. THANK GOD!!!
Everyone else began arriving and I was continuing to snap pictures, ask if they needed anything, and be so giddy inside I could explode.
They wheeled her away and we waiting. I got a text from my brother and thinking back I should have kept it to myself for 30 seconds longer because my phone was snatched away and passed around the room. I was the last to see the picture but he was here, 10 fingers, 10 toes, and healthy!!!
A few minutes later..my brother entered the room with a nurse wheeling Cooper into the room. I really didn’t want to cry but the look on my brother’s face as he looked at his son was priceless and just melted my heart. We watched as they cleaned him, did footprints, and gave him his shots.
Then Carly was wheeled back into the room and we were all kicked out. They had a few minutes as a family…then I got invited in. JUST ME?!?!? YES! I took pictures of him in his parents’ and his big brother’s arms and while they held him I got asked to be his godmother. I was and still am so honored that they chose James and me to be his godparents. They had plenty of people to choose from. Then it was my turn to hold him! And at that moment I promised to love him and spoil him until the end of time!
Then everyone else came in and stole him away but I knew I’d have to share. I’m thankful that there are so many people to love him. That’s important too. We stayed late and I got to hold him again.
Walt & Carly—Thank you for letting me be crazy and love him so much!!!