After 24 hours of labor, the Dr. decided that Merritt would not be giving birth the usual way, so she had a C-section around midnight last night. As it turned out, her pelvis is very oval and shallow and the birth canal curved, so Hagen never could have gotten out no matter how hard he tried. And he did try!! Poor baby had a cone head to beat all cone heads and much bruising around his forehead and eyes, all from pushing into the pelvis. He was 7 lb. 2oz. a little guy, 20 inches long. Has incredibly huge hands and feet and long legs, so things will be changing! He is for now, very quiet and content. Jeff is exhausted, very attentive to Merritt's needs and completely in love with his son. His true colors are flying high. Merritt was a real trooper, fought to the end and is so tired today. They will both be wonderful parents. Such a beautiful gift they have given us!!
I am so blessed and thankful to have a healthy daughter-in-law and grandson. This is a time when you can look into your heart and say that God is great and God is good.