he's here! he's here! he's here!
my nephew is here!
i can't post long because i have to be up in like, oh, 4 hours to make the drive back to san angelo, but baby boy kotze is here!
after a long labor, kylah tried pushing, and, much to everyone's dismay, the baby's heartrate went into a pattern of dropping too low for comfort. after 12 hours and a few trial pushes, the doctor ordered an emergency c-section.
we were all heartbroken and waited impatiently outside the OR doors (which you aren't technically supposed to do) until kylah's sweet nurse (she cried!) came out to tell us the news.
a 9 pound 1 ounce baby boy!! twenty-one-and-a-half inches long, he came out screaming and crying. they ordered the c-section because of his heartrate, and, after seeing him, the doctor said it would've probably happened even if kylah had tried to push for longer because of how big he was.
i don't have a camera (boo!) and the stupid sprint network won't even send the couple of subpar camera phone photos i have. but take it from me...he is GORGEOUS perfection! he looks like michael with broad shoulders and big hands and feet like the henry side. because of all the drama, i didn't get to hold him for more than a few minutes and only saw him for 20 minutes tops.
but soon, baby boy! soon you will come home to your beautiful new house with your wonderful parents, and i will come visit again. and for the rest of my life, i will cherish you. you, who made me an aunt and you, who made my best friend a mother. i love you a million times a million!
(p.s. i THINK his name is michael...but nothing is set in stone!)
Aiming for progress, not perfection.
"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."