Today, Erin and I welcomed Quinn Barry Black into the world. For those of you who don't know, Barry was my father's name and I am thrilled to be able to carry on his legacy in this beautiful little boy.
We went to the hospital today for a scheduled induction and everything went very smoothly. As the experienced parents that we are and under the circumstances of a scheduled delivery, we were very casual about the process. This led to a comfortable and relaxed experience. All of the nurses were very friendly and Erin's doctor who was delivering was fantastic. After what amounted to about 4 1/2 hours of "hanging out" once the process was started, Erin was ready to start pushing. Three pushes and about 45 seconds later, Quinn was out and clearing his lungs with a nice, healthy wail and a full head of dark hair. Quinn measured in at 8 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long at 1:35pm.
He nursed happily soon after and then went to sleep. Once we moved up to the post partum area, he wanted to keep on sleeping. He barely opened his eyes the whole time, but we got little glimpses of them. By the time Uncle Arthur came to visit (and bring us dinner), Quinn's hair had developed a frosted California-style look to it. We're not sure how exactly that happened.
I'll head back in to the hospital tomorrow and Erin's doctor said as long as the pediatrician signs off on Quinn, we should be able to all come around 2:00pm tomorrow!