Thursday, April 07, 2011

Welcome to the Family

Traci wasn't due until April 17. But this little guy decided to come early. Traci came home from work at 9:00, with that look in her eye.

Spencer: Are you alright?

Traci: Um, yeah. I think I'm having contractions. I'm going to get in the shower. Maybe that will make them stop.

Spencer: I don' think it works that way.

And it didn't. After the shower, we decided it was time to go. We transported Paige from her bed to the minivan (no sleep disruption for party-guy Curtis, who of course was still awake). We dropped the kids off at Traci's parents and arrived at the hospital at about 10:30 p.m.

Once at the hospital, things moved pretty quickly. At 2:00 a.m. the doctor and her posse of nurses gave Traci the green light and granted permission for me to lie on the couch in silence and concentrate on not passing out. At 2:45 a.m. we were greeted by a screaming ball of hair and red skin.(From what I could hear with my eyes closed, Traci was a champion child-birther.)

Tate Spencer Sutherland weighed in at 7 lbs. 2 oz. and 20 inches. After his bath, Tate's hair was less dark brown and more strawberry blond. Yes, we may finally have a redhead.

1 comment:

Allison and Noah Riley said...

He's perfect! Welcome to the world, little Tate. And congrats to you and your champion of a wife :). He already looks so much like Paige, I think!