Silas was slated to be born via induced labor on the 21st. From late pregnancy checkups, he didn’t seem ready to come out. I guess he figured it was nice a cozy in there, so why leave?
Heather was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, the 20th of November for a round of medicine to start him moving in the right direction. Everything seemed to be going smooth and then Monday morning she started the labor inducing medicine. Things were moving along nicely, and as she powered through the contractions she finally decided it was time for the epidural and at this time was dilated to a 4. Later that afternoon, the pain went away but so did the contractions and after four hours she was still only dilated to a 4. By the evening, the doctor decided that the best course of action was a cesarean delivery which frightened the heck out of Heather.
She was taken back into the OR where I held her hand as they opened her up and delivered baby Silas in just a few moments. We prayed that God would be with us and calm Heather’s fears and nerves. He did just that and we have a beautiful baby boy to prove it!