So here is the extended version of Georgia’s big debut! You’ll find the slideshow below but first, a little narrative…
Sharon and I had been going back and forth on the phone for the past couple of days – to go to the hospital or not to go to the hospital? To stay at the hospital or to go back home? To wait it out until after the Vanderbilt game is over or just get on over there? Getting to the hospital at just the right time to have a baby is tricky business! I got the last call from Brian at 10am on Sunday to say that we were officially ready for Georgia and headed straight down to Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
When I arrived, Sharon was a happy camper because as she put it, she couldn’t feel her legs or her butt. I’m actually really surprised that Sharon didn’t consider natural childbirth given her extreme fear of needles! Now some of you may be thinking to yourself “oh yeah I understand – I’m scared to death of needles too” but no really, Sharon has an EXTREME fear of needles! No one can match her. She is the champion of needle fearers! This one time when we were in high school she actually passed out on me because she saw a close up of a needle going into an arm on a projection screen – just stood up in the middle of the presentation and said “I have to go” and then went swaying down the aisle until she fell flat in between two rows of chairs in the back of a dark auditorium. That was my introduction to the needle fear. Did I mention that we were 17, all alone, and in the middle of what I suspect was actually a cult meeting that we had been tricked into entering? Well, that’s a story for a different time… Anyway, it was truly amazing that she let a man with a big needle anywhere near her! :o)
After saying hello, I hung out in the waiting room with the fam until Georgia came. We all then went down and oooed and aaaahed at her through the window. Birth really is incredible! To think that this tiny little person has been living and growing inside my friend for 9 months and that she is a little bit of Brian and a little bit of Sharon and a little bit of everyone who has come before them – wow! And can you even imagine what this is like from Georgia’s perspective? All you’ve ever known is cozy, dark, and warm and then suddenly you’re being carried around, the voices are louder, and there are all of these HUGE creatures looming in your face! Honestly, I don’t know how babies sleep through that! Innocence is remarkable!
Brian and Sharon, we love you both so much! To be a part of Georgia’s birth was amazing and and honor! You are going to be such wonderful parents and it’s so obvious how much Georgia is loved! We’re so excited to pass the years with you guys and watch your family grow!
Enjoy the slideshow! :o)
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