Friday, March 15, 2013
A Son is Born
Callum Reid Stewart.
His coming into this world was an adventure fraught with metric tonnes of ennui and kilo-hours of hospital lounging. Keisha developed really high blood pressure (like she did with Avonlea) and was admitted to the hospital for monitoring on February 22. She stayed there for 18 days or so. I stayed pretty much there with her every night, except on the weekends, when I picked up Avonlea from Mimi's and we went home.
Then, on the morning of March 11, Keisha was taken over to surgery where they performed a natural C-section. The OR was sterile and cold. The blood and fluids were all around. The numbing agent dried on her stomach at 6:33am and surgery commenced. At 6:37am the sounds of a baby wailing were heard. He weighed 7lb1oz and measured 18.5" long. Huge to Avonlea's 4lb9oz weight.
Having a son is totally different than a daughter. Avonlea is 21 months old now. She's very interested in Callum. "That's a baby," she says. Indeed, that's a baby. That's my baby.
And we're home, resting, tired, busy. The life God has blessed me with is wonderfully exciting. I look forward to the future of the Stewart Family.