The day before was Memorial Day and I was not feeling very well. I went to bed that night and woke up because my water broke at 1:04am. A couple of hours later, we headed to the hospital. Dylan was breech and had been for weeks and weeks. We tried to get him to flip over but he was very comfortable. So, we knew that it would be a cesarean birth.
When we got to the hospital, they told us it was a very busy night of babies being born. Since I was not in labor and Dylan's heart rate was strong, we waited until almost 1:00pm to have him.
There were some very interesting coincidences between Dylan and Simon's birth. Three years ago, I had the same sick feeling on Memorial Day and that night my water broke. So, both Simon and Dylan were born the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Plus, they were both delivered by Dr. Brian Foley which is interesting because there are eleven doctors in the practice and it could have been any of them. We really love Dr. Foley and we were glad he was on call that day.
Dylan came out crying his heart out which is exactly what you want to hear. He was alert and awake right away and we could not believe how much he looked like his big brother already!
I always used to ask my Mom what it is like to have multiple children when you love the one you have so much. She always explains it by saying that your heart expands. I thought I understood it, but the moment Dylan was born I really experienced it. He is a perfect, healthy, handsome and loving boy and we love him with all of our hearts!
Welcome to the world baby Dylan!