7lbs 15oz 19in 1:47p.m.

We arrived at the hospital at 6:00a.m. where we met birth mom and her 4 yr old daughter in the lobby

We found out the night before that we would be taking care of the daughter throughout the day and during the c-section so we bought coloring books and crayons, sketch book, puzzles, play-dough, small toys, Dora gummies, Capri sun juices and more snacks to keep little miss T entertained. We were expecting an early morning baby but after getting her blood checked it was found that birth mom was anemic so she had to get 2 bags of blood and I.V. fluids in her before they could do the surgery. The nurses said we’d have an afternoon baby so we had time to take Miss T out to IHOP for breakfast then play on Chick-fil-a indoor playground since it started raining. After doing puzzles over and over and coloring and play-dough Miss T settled down to watch Dora and soon she was fast asleep. She slept right through the staff coming in and out and birth mom being moved to the delivery room and she continued to sleep throughout the c-section and arrival of her baby brother.

Trey stayed in the room where Miss T slept and I suited up to be in the delivery room!

Our 5th son Hanson Reyer Garrett arrived crying all tangled up in his cord on his ankle, neck, arm none of it was tight at all just everywhere. The doctor had a laugh at how wrapped up in this baby boy was. He was crying and breathing wonderfully from the get go. They had to suction out a bit of fluid from his mouth but other than that there was no concerns. He was beautiful upon arrival with his long slender fingers and legs just like his birth mom who was a trooper through it all. I was blessed to been able to hold her hand during the c-section and to carry her son/our son over to her for her to give him a kiss before carrying him to the nursery for all his assessments. What a completely amazing day!


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