He took his time but he finally arrived tonight around 8 pm weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz. Kim is tired after being in labor for 12 hours but she’s doing really well tonight. The first thing she asked me to do after the baby was born was to get her some good food as hadn’t eaten in over 20 hours. So I grabbed her a taco salad and Wendy’s frosty which improved her disposition a great deal. Yep, that was my contribution of the day.
Kai arrived tossing his arms and legs as if he couldn’t wait to stretch that little body of his. He cried and cried until the nurse placed him next to mom’s warm chest. He then settled down and went to sleep. He must have been worn out from the day’s adventure.
I don’t know how mom’s do it. I’m exhausted and I didn’t do a thing except try to provide encouragement when none was really needed. Our first three children arrived with minimal drama. It felt routine even. We experienced a few more complications leading up the delivery with Kai but we couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. The doctors and nurses were fantastic. The smaller Auburn Hospital felt more cozy and less hectic than Overlake Hospital where our first three children were born.
All in all, it was an amazing and magical day. Once the nurse wrapped Kai up like a burrito I got to hold him in my arms and rock him to sleep. His skin, his eyes, his lips…everything is just so soft and perfect. Although this is the fourth child, the experience and the feelings are still so spiritual and breathtaking. One minute we are a family of five and hours later we’ve added another son to the mix. I can’t wait for Luca, Lincoln and Anna to see their new brother.
I’m still trying to catch my breath and count my blessings. Welcome to our family, Kai!
Update: Kai is the name of a good friend I met when I lived in Germany and David is my father’s first name.