After the due date our doctor gave us came and went and a false labor the week before it was finally time for our nameless baby boy to enter the world. Molly started contractions Friday morning and we showed up to the hospital Friday night hung around for a couple hours and decided we’d either walk around the hospital all night (boo!) or go home for a bit and come back in the morning perhaps a little refreshed. We went home to Molly’s parents house and I slept for a couple hours and Molly quietly continued to labor. At 4:30 am we decided to go back. Molly labored for a few more hours…Molly was fully dilated, but the little one didn’t seem to want to come out, he was still at a -2 position. As they always do in hospitals the gave us some options…start a pit drip, break the water, or walk around possibly all day. Because it seemed the only thing keeping us from our baby was the bag of waters we decided to let the doctor break it. Positioned on her side and stacked with pillows Molly labored some more, but not long. It seemed breaking the water was exactly the invitation our baby was waiting for. Molly described the movement of our baby as a freight train moving through her body. At this point he came down so quickly that he almost beat the doctor into the room. Our wonderful nurse Michelle very calmly called the doctor and said “when we turn Mollly we’re going to have a baby” The nurses quickly and calmly prepared the delivery room. The doctor arrived just in the knick of time. This is it. Molly pushed through three contractions and boom! out came our little baby boy. A much quicker delivery than Charlotte but much more painful I’m told. Like a champ my amazing wife gave me a beautiful son.
Molly, I appreciate you and all that you do for our family. Thank you for enduring the pain of bringing another beautiful child of mine into this world. You are everything I could ask for in a wife and truly are a rockstar and I love you so much.
As we sat in the quiet and calm delivery room just the three of us we once again went over our list of boy names and to my surprise there was a new name on the list, Riley.
Riley Jack Snelson
born April 16, 2011
8 lbs 7 oz
21 1/2 inches long