Ashley and I have decided to periodically produce a video containing some photos and videos that we have shot of Griffin, to share both his experiences as a newborn as well as our experiences as new parents. Enjoy episode 1!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
We did it! Well, Ashley definitely did it, I was just there for support. Pregnant for 264 days, Ashley gave birth to a happy and healthy little boy on Wednesday. We are so tremendously happy! We left our house on 8/6 to head to the hospital, Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville. We had a planned induction to begin at 7:30am. Prior to heading to the hospital, we went out to breakfast for one last time just the two of us. Afterwards, we headed to Avista. Below is our journey in photos. After 17 hours of often intense contractions, the doctor came in and advised us that we would maybe need to do a C-Section. I must say that Ashley getting through those contractions was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Every other minute, having intense pain, and not once did Ashley yell in agony or complain about the pain. It was inspiring to see and be a part of. We made the decision to do a C-Section, and the doctors and nurses came in and got Ashley prepared to head into the OR while I put on some scrubs so I could go in as well. About 15 minutes after I got in to the room, OUR SON WAS BORN! The doctor's lifted him out and showed him to me. After taking him out, the nurses quickly walked him over to a nearby table to clean him up. It's a pretty amazing experience being able to cut my son's umbilical chord. Our lil guy weighed in at a whopping 9lbs! Ashley's first time holding our son. Dr. Spears holding our baby she just delivered. A girl who works in the nursery also designs the beanies that are given to newborns. She said she could make us a police car hat, and she hooked us up with this awesome hat. It even has a car number, which is 8713, our son's date of birth. I threw in my badge to complete the look. Ashley and I had talked about a number of different names, tossing around about three different finalists. On Tuesday morning at breakfast, seemingly out of nowhere, I threw out Griffin. It immediately stuck. Griffin Mays Connelly. We are so excited about this new journey in our lives. Griffin is the perfect addition to our family.
Posted by Brian at Thursday, August 08, 2013