Thursday, February 24, 2011
Dax Chandler Dietz
He's HERE! And he's perfect!! Dax Chandler Dietz--in full color. (He has red hair!) He was born Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. and weighed in at 7 lbs. and 7 oz. and was 19 inches long. The first thing we all saw were those fat, kissable cheeks!
Shanna did a great job. I got the call at 3 a.m. that they were on their way to the hospital. She was actually in labor for 9 hours. Shanna's so tiny that it became a difficult time for her. In fact, Dax was very swollen and we later discovered he had a fractured clavicle because of the birth. That makes me so sad. Poor little guy!! But he had healthy lungs!!! ha! Zach was texting us from the delivery room and the first text was, "HERE!!!!!!" The second text was, "He's got lungs!" I immediately asked him who he looked like and he said, "Both! Shanna's lips for sure!"
I see so much "Dietz" in him---I saw my babies and other grandbabies when I met him the first time. I definitely think he has Isaac's cheeks! But then he also has Shanna's lips and her dad's dimple in the chin. He's perfect. Did I mention he has red hair?? (Shanna's mom is a redhead, too--he had a great chance for that!) That was the first thing the doctor announced as Dax began coming.
Can you believe I got to Lubbock without my cord to upload photos from my camera? Get ready! When I get home, there's a full blog of photos coming!
It's so fun seeing Zach as a dad. He's so careful with Dax---and I know they'll be a little bit nervous now that they know he has a fractured clavicle. Shanna is going to have a bit of a time recovering. Bless her heart! She did an amazing job--but it was tough. Please pray for her and Dax to recover fully--quickly!!
Grandbaby #8 in the Dietz household. And we're perfectly balanced at the moment--4 girls and 4 boys.