While Peanut Wilkie Zielke and Eyeball Smart still get said every once in a while, we now lovingly refer to this precious boy as
Simon Isaiah Zielke
8 lbs and 7 oz
19 and 1/2 inches
Born 12.15.2010 at 8:05 a.m.
”…you who I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46: 3-4
(Isn’t the Peanut ornament absolutely perfect?! My friend Abbi brought that to him at the hospital and I love it!)
While I will spare all the male readers much detail, lets just say my body has been getting ready to spit Simon out since the week of Thanksgiving and quickly progressing each week since then! After a lot of discomfort and one embarrassing trip to the hospital only to be sent home, I started to think he wasn’t going to come early after all and that I would make it to my Christmas Day due date.
Then Tuesday night (well, Wednesday morning the 15th) I woke up around 2:30 to an intense contraction. I walked around to see if they died down at all, but when I started to cry through them, Michael and I headed to the hospital. We got all checked in and situated by 5:00 a.m. and by 7:30 a.m. I had super intense feeling to push! The Doctor was in doing a C-Section, so they had to call back the Doctor that just changed shifts, he changed back into his scrubs, and was back just in time! Three pushes and Simon was out! I remember Michael saying, “He’s here!” And I looked down and couldn’t believe it! Never had my labors been that fast!
I was immediately in love. My third son was here, and he fills my heart with much joy!
My mom has been here from San Antonio since last Saturday and we are so thankful for all her help. We are also thankful for all of you who have visited, called, brought meals, and prayed for us. We love you!
I will put more pictures up soon, I just wanted to get a quick post up sooner than later. :)