It’s a BOY!

So we already knew it was a boy, but it sounded like an appropriate title.  Benjamin Lee Meredith Jr got here at 0847, according to my wristband.  He weighed in at 7 lbs 13 oz.  Does anyone else find it interesting that the next time his weight would be the first thing used to introduce him would be if he wrestles in high school?  He started the journey of life at 19 and 3/4 inches long, unfolded.  And his head is 15 inches around.  Just slightly larger than his dad’s biceps.

Neither Jacqueline nor I have had any sleep, but we are so excited to have him and be able to ogle and coo at him.  Enjoy some more pics coming soon!

Both baby and mommy are doing great!  More updates coming soon.

Bumpy roads, pressure points, and other wives tales.

So we’re ready to have a baby.  The title of this post contains a few of the measures we have used in the past two days to try and encourage Ben Jr. into the mood to make his exit.  We’re definitely eager to meet him!

Keep praying for us, and for him.  No big changes yet to report.  We have a “pre-op” doctor’s appointment tomorrow where they tell us stuff that I am pretty sure we already know.  I’ll keep you posted. 

Baby En Route. ETA T minus 4 days

So, does it ever hit you that you are about to have a child?  And that said child will be here before you see another weekend?  This is our last Sunday in the life phase “married without kids.”  Pretty crazy stuff.  And a really nice side effect of having a scheduled cesarean. 

We had planned on doing the whole “natural childbirth” thing, even hired a doula, and gotten all ready for it.  Then, about five weeks ago, Ben Jr. made the executive decision that going head down was not going to happen, and he’d be just fine hanging out with his head in Jacqueline’s ribcage.  So, we started reading up on c-sections, and getting psyched up to go that route, in the event that he didn’t do a somersault. 

Fast forward five weeks.  Still no respite for Jacq’s ribcage, and now we have a (birth)date!  May 22nd (THIS THURSDAY) we will be parents!  We will be using this blog to keep folks updated as we process the events leading up to and following the birth, and, with any luck, we’ll have some great photos to share as well. 

For now, please be praying for the following things:

  • Pray that baby Ben and Mom make it through the surgery without a hitch, and that I (not-so-baby Ben) would be a great comfort and help to Jacq.
  • Pray that Jacq and I would give each other tons of grace through this process.
  • Pray for Jacq to heal quickly!
  • Pray for the financial side of things… that God would provide all the funds needed to pay for the whole deal!