Saturday, April 10, 2010

Introducing… Clayton James Carlsen

In the wee hours of March 30th, 2010, Clayton made his big debut into the world. He came quickly; here is the time line -

2am: Julie wakes up with contractions

2:30am: We leave the house for the hospital

2:50am: Arrive at the hospital in record time

3:25am: Dr. Morel comes in the room; I’m told it’s too late for anesthesia – which I wasn’t thrilled about.

3:39am:Clayton born! 8lbs 1 oz, 20 3/4" long. Dr. Morel invited Jeff to don gloves and help deliver the baby. He guided Jeff’s hands as they maneuvered the head and shoulders out. What an unforgettable experience for a dad!

I actually did more yelling and screaming than Clayton did. Afterwards, I apologized to the doctor and nurses and assured them that I was generally more pleasant to be around.

Enough with the story; enjoy a few pictures of our little guy.