Scott William Morefield arrived on Thursday, January 25, 2005 at 12:57 PM. He weighed in at 7 lbs, 13 oz and 20 and 1/2 inches long.
We were pleased to get the same Labor and Delivery nurse we had for Jason’s birth two years ago. Martha is a real wonder and definitely knows her stuff. The labor went very well with only about 12 minutes of pushing. Scott did drag us out of bed earlier than Jason…we were at the hospital by 3:30 am…but it was all over in time for a late lunch. His APGAR scores were even better than Jason’s at 9/9, primarily because, unlike his stoic older brother, Scott screamed loud enough to peel the paint off the walls upon arrival. He’s still got some powerful lungs on him; the nurses were up front with Laura and told her he’d always be the first to leave the nursery, because he’s the loudest!
Though we once again avoided learning the sex of the baby, a lot of signs and plain old intuition led us to believe it would be a girl. Even Jason said so! But we’re just as delighted to have a second son, and he’s cute as can be. Happily, he’s avoided the jaundice problems Jason had and is in terrific health. At his one-week checkup, the pediatrician told us to skip the next visit and just come back in a month, since all they would’ve done at two weeks is check for weight gain, and since he’s already put on a quarter of a pound in one week, that’s unnecessary!
Jason is adjusting well to being a big brother. He does tend to get jealous when Daddy spends time with the baby (not so bad with Mommy) but he loves to look at, stroke and kiss his brother and has quickly learned how to say, “Scott!”
In short, we’ve gone now from a Titanic Trio to the Fantastic Four, and we’re loving it. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and good wishes. Stay tuned for updates when we can steal a few moments…