Thursday, August 5, 2010

Calvin Feller Meacham

The day started at 3:15 this morning. Although we were originally scheduled for an induction at 8:30 am, the doctor's office called us back and left a voice mail message requesting that we showed up at 4:00am. Sarah called them back and said, "Um, we actually prefer 8:30 if that's all right." They denied the request and said plainly that if we weren't there at 4:00 am they would probably give away our spot and we would have to come back another day to be induced.

So, obediently we showed up at 4:00 am...and we were the only ones there! They didn't admit us to an L&D room until 5:00 am (what a waste of at least one good hour of much needed sleep). We tried to stay relaxed. We watched Bill Cosby's YouTubeable re-enactment of his wife's childbirth experience and his cheerleading role: "Push it Out! Shove it Out! Waaaaaaay Out!"

Max tried to give his Mommy and new brother some encouragement with a hug.



The pitocin drip started at 6:30am. By 2:30pm Sarah started to have more pain. When the doctor came to check the baby's position she said, "Whoa, are y'all ready to have a baby?" Baby was crowning at that moment and announcing that he finally wanted to come. And after 3-4 minutes of pushing, the baby came out.


Calvin Feller Meacham, born at 2:42pm on Aug 5, weighed 6 lbs 13 oz. His birth was much easier on him and his Mommy than Max was as baby #1.


After talking to Max and prepping him for months for the new arrival to our home, we were pretty sure that he would be ready for the birth. After allowing him to walk in for the first time to see the baby we asked him if he knew who the baby was. He thought for a moment, and then said enthusiastically, "Baby Atticus!" (Atticus is the name of the newborn of our good friends the Fairbanks who we knew both in Columbus and now in Memphis.)



Both Mommy and Baby are doing well and resting comfortably for now. Thank you so much for your love, concern, and interest. We love you all--at least most of you :) .

16 comments:

CamilleJohnFam said...

Congratulations on your new little one. Nope didn't know about the new addition but we're thrilled for you! We hope all is well in Memphis. We're due with #4 in 5 weeks!

Aaron Waite said...

That's soooooo awesome. Congratulations guys. He is a cutie. By the time ya'll finish residency, he and Max will have real nice southern accents.

Natasha said...

Congratulations!! He is adorable!

I hope you're doing well in Memphis.

Joe and Liz said...

Congrats to your family!! I'm so glad everything went well. He's a cutie!

Jan said...

Congrats! I didn't know you guys were expecting again. That is so exciting

Sarah C. said...

This is fantastic news! I'm so excited for y'all! Max is going to be a great big brother. We got to SLC yesterday and have been swimming in relatives ever since. Kind of like heaven I'm thinking.

Jaime said...

smany congrats! A brood of boys-the best kind!

Brittany said...

Sending lots of congrats from Ohio--and while we love boys, we sure wouldn't mind another girl or 2 :)

Gianetta said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you and so glad it all went well! :)) He is a beautiful baby!

Anne said...

Woop! Congratulations. Nice work, Sarah!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I always liked the named Calvin and he was born on the 5th and jeff b-day is the 6th, he is already a cool guy -baby- you looked so cute! Thanks for keeping posted. We used facebook we lived in Beverly Hills for 1 month, 40 days in south Africa and 5 days in Dubai all in the last 4 months!! Sonia Thomas

Fern's Kitchen said...

Thanks for sharing with us uyour happy event. he sure looks long. I can't believe how big Max is. wow!
Hope thing are going great with work, and your new life there. We hope to see you soon.

Nette said...

What a darling baby!! what better birthday present for great grama than another great grandchild? what number is that? He is so cute and Max is getting so big. Congratulations. We love you.

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g*na said...

YAY!!!!! SO cute!!!
Congrats to you both!!!!
Love you guys!!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan! :)