Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Erik (something) Larsen is born!

Well, the time finally came: 1:12pm May 16th 2007. Tiffany was amazing and I am so proud of her. I was pretty frustrated at her this morning, though- I wanted to go to the hospital when she picked me up from work where I was happy to leave the latest tile project in the BYU Cougareat Dishroom. Tiff was averaging contrations at 2-3 minutes apart; I was freaking out. As Tiff took an extended shower, typed up her final birth plan, changed Ellie, and found extra stuff for her hospital bag, I was prepping for birthing at home.

When we finally made it to the hospital at about 10:30am, she was dialated at a 6+. Though our doctor was far from the hospital, he strolled in a little later in Harley Davidson garb, but soon changed into his green IHC scrubs and poofy hospital shower cap. After a couple hours of enduring painful contractions, it took Tiffany 4-5 strong pushes to give birth to the sweetest and smartest and most masculine and loudest new baby on planet earth! Tiffany and Erik are in perfect health (minus the lingering pains and effects of birth, of course)!

Erik is 7 pounds 7 ounces, 19 inches long, has dark hair and long Thompson toes. We are so grateful for all of your prayers and love.

OKAY- here are some pics (we will add more later):


Anonymous said...

He is gorgeous!! Way to go Tiffany and you too, of course, Kyle! Congratulations to all of you. ---And baby makes 4. Ellie will love him.

Love Grandma Larsen

nimbus said...

Wow! What a great looking boy. Looks like me. Congratulations to you both and to Ellie, too. Hope to see Erik soon.

S. said...

Hooray! I'm a double-uncle ("duncle"?)!

Erik looks like a big, healthy kid, which is always a big relief. Congratulations to both of you and best wishes on the adjustment period as you add a new player to the roster.