My sweet, handsome, perfect, amazing nephew, HENRY ALLEN SCOTT has made his entrance into the world! He was born on August 31, 2012 at 1:34 PM weighing 8 lbs 9 oz and measuring 21.25″. I received a frantic call from my mom around 7:00 AM, and by 8:00 AM I was in the Scott’s car racing towards Houston! Travis’s parents were sweet enough to pick me up on their way to the hospital, so Louis could drive my Sunfire in after work. We just weren’t sure if his truck would survive the drive to Houston.:)
Once we got to the hospital we were able to chat with Amy and Travis for about an hour before we were ushered out around 1:00 PM, so Amy could start pushing! I ran to the restroom as soon as we left, which resulted in my iPhone falling out of my back pocket into the toilet and breaking. (That explains my lack of what would have been a disturbing amount of instagram pictures of Henry that day.) I was sitting with my dad and Travis’s parents trying to get the toilet water out of my phone when suddenly Mrs. Scott received a text message from Travis. HE WAS HERE! And he. was. PERFECT. We gathered outside the delivery room enthralled by the picture of Henry and waiting for permission to go in and see him.
He was definitely worth the wait.
When I finally got to hold him after the grandparents, I was so nervous! I sat down and let him be placed in my arms, and as soon as I was holding him I felt SO happy. He was just so perfect, and after the months of waiting for him, watching Amy grow and grow, see them complete his nursery, feeling the urge to buy every onesie I saw (I still have that feeling actually…), and being so anxious for him to arrive it was just so surreal to hold him in my arms. I could not stop admiring his eyelashes, fingernails, fingers, toes, toenails, ears, nose, lips….all of it! I could have stared at him for hours.
After Amy and Travis gratuitously let us pass around Henry, he was finally returned to his mom. I still cannot believe MY Amy is a mother! She was so amazing throughout the pregnancy, the labor, and the birth, and I can’t wait to watch her and Travis raise my sweet nephew.
Up Next: Meeting Uncle Louis & Gifts!