Gestational Surrogate: Sweet Baby Alexander
By: Kelly Rummelhart
The morning of Friday June 29th, Stacie and I walked into labor and delivery to get my “leaking” checked.
About 8 hours later we headed to the operating room. Having my best friend with me was an amazing experience. We were only three days apart in our journeys so wanted to document the bellies one last time together before mine turned into a baby.
The delivery team got me all set up and then Stacie joined us with multiple cameras and phones in her possession. Since my IPs were not able to be at the birth of their first child, we wanted to make sure it was well documented for them and she did an amazing job!
Here I am prepped for surgery and ready to have Alexander make his exit.
The doctors got down to business and at 6:29pm on 6/29/12, Alexander takes his first breath.
Alexander could breathe on his own
but they did give him a little bubble assistance.
Stacie joined Alexander to take pictures while I was taken to recovery.
About an hour later, they wheeled me in to visit Alexander
The entire time Stacie and I were texting and emailing pictures to the dads, who were stuck in Australia until the next day.
More to come . . . .