Jeannette had been up most of the night nauseous and in pain, so upon calling the doctor he told her to get to the hospital. When we arrived around 12:45pm they put Jeannette into an evaluation room. About 10 minutes later her water broke, pretty much making the answer definitive as to whether we were delivering today or not.
Because Baylee was delivered Cesarean the new little one would also be. For everyone amazed at how quickly the baby came, that's the secret.
They brought me into the delivery/operating room around 2:25p. There was a blue cloth hung up about 3 feet high in front of Jeannette's chin so that we couldn't see the anatomy class lab going on around the other side. When I sat down next to Jeannette the first thing she said was, "I feel like I'm on House."
I was holding Jeannette's hand and kept looking back and forth between her and the empty bassinet off to the side. The nurse asked if I was OK, that I looked a little frazzled and was I going to pass out. "No, I'm not going to pass out - I've just been waiting 9 months to find out what the sex of this baby is!"
And at 2:31pm we found out. We heard from the other side of the blue wall, "Oh guys...it's a boy!"
I burst into tears and repeated the words to Jeannette, "IT'S A BOY!"
Very proud and thankful to say that MY SON, Jaxon Zion Moss, was born today at 2:31pm at Christ Hospital. He was 7lbs, 14oz & was 20 1/2 inches long. To say we are excited, happy, thankful, and in awe would each be complete understatements!
To answer the FAQ's:
- Mom & little man are both doing good, resting after the ordeal of receiving the gift of life.
- Jaxon was chosen because we wanted a "J" name like his mom's. We chose the spelling because we wanted it to be unique.
- His name is in NO way a tribute to Michael Jackson. We've had the name chosen for about 2-3 months. We like the King of Pop's music, but not that much.
- Zion was chosen to coincide with his sister Baylee's middle name, Eden. Her name highlights the beginning of the gospel story and his name highlights the end.
- Baylee is very excited to be a big sister. When I held her up to the glass of the nursery and said, "That's your little brother," she got a huge smile on her face. After a few moments of looking at him she looked back at me and said, "We need to take him home."