Saturday, November 14, 2009

Emmett Joseph Hernandez

We are happy to announce the arrival of our son! Emmett Joseph Hernandez was born at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA on November 13th at 01:25am. He weighed 9 pounds 9 ounces at birth and was 20.75 inches tall. Please view the growing collection of pictures of Emmett here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friday the 13th

Today (Thursday) Janine's water broke while I was at work and she was home alone with Liliana. I raced home and we arrived at the birth center about 11:15. Once we knew that she would be admitted we made the obligatory phone calls to friends and family and got settled into our room. Even though her water broke, Janine was still not in labor so at about 4pm the staff began administering Oxytocin to induce labor. We requested an epidural around 10pm as the contractions intensified and Janine's fatigue caught up with her. Now the clock is about to tick over to a new day, Janine is resting blissfully, and we are happy to know that our son will be born in the wee hours of Friday the 13th of November, 2009.