Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rhys is here!

Here's just a quick summary of the last 12 hours.

Wednesday, January 21
3:00pm - Shireen begins experiencing mild contractions
5:00pm - Shireen tells me that she thinks she's having contractions
5:10pm - I begin monitoring the contractions...they are coming approx 5-6 minutes apart
6:15pm - We are admitted to Brookwood Medical Center
11:15pm - Shireen starts pushing...then pushing...then pushing
Thursday, January 22
1:45am - We prepared for the unplanned C-section
2:19am - Rhys is born! He weighs in at 7lbs 8 ounces and measures 19.5".
Rhys is feeling well and looking good (thanks to his mom). Plus God allowed Rhys to share a birthday with Chris Kear. He and his wife, Tara, are family to Shireen and I. What a blessing!!
Shireen giving thumbs up after getting an epidural.Rhys just after deliveryBaba & Mama Nili with Rhys
Aunt Soraya with Rhys

More to follow....

21 comments:

Nina said...

What a beautiful blessing God has given you!! Can't wait to see this precious boy. Love and prayers to you, Russel and Rhys. Mama Kat

Evan Travers said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so glad for you guys.

Elaine Davis said...

YAY!!! How exciting! Oh my, I can't wait to see him. Shireen, praying for a speedy recovery! Love y'all!

Cindy said...

Welcome to the world Rhys!

Darby said...

Praise the LORD! What a blessing... and you prayed to go into LABOR... the Lord answered our prayers!! He's beautiful can't wait to see more

The deVilleneuves said...

Yay, Rhys! We've been waiting and praying for your arrival and are so glad you are here! We love you bunches already!

Lauren said...

Congrats guys!! We can't wait to meet baby Rhys :) Lauren and Derek

Katie said...

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the earth hear his voice! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice! Oh come to the Father through Jesus the Son, and give Him the glory GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!!

Mama Matteo said...

Praise the LORD for Rhys coming into the world. it may not have been how we planned,but at least we know GOD was totally in control and i am so thankful that you two are healthy and i am beside myself with excitement. i just cant wait to see you as a momma(i know you are great already) and to hold that sweet Rhys. Russell, im sure your an outstanding dad as well. love yall!
ashley

becky said...

congratulations!! i found your blog through darby and have been checking on you every day to see if Rhys is here!! he is beautiful! hope you have an easy recovery!

Britney said...

Happy Birthday little Rhys! I can't wait to meet you! We've all been waiting so long...Praise God you're here!

Tracey said...

Beautiful & congrats!!!! we won't get to come to the hospital to see him as we are leaving to Gatlinburg tomorrow morning but hope to meet him soon. We are so happy for the three of you!!!!
love,
the scholls

erika said...

Praise the Lord! Great job Shireen!!!! I can't wait to see more pictures!!!!!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! I'm glad everything went well.

The Amato's said...
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The Amato's said...

YEA!!! Congrats Wrights!! Can't wait to meet you Rhys. Russ, give Shireen & that precious baby kisses from there louisiana family! We are so excited for ya'll!!! Can't wait to see more pics!!!
Sarah, Ryan & Audrey

Dana and Chris Sheheane said...

yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! So exciting!! And reading your post from this morning is amazing to see God answer specifically b/c you said NOW was when you wanted him to come and he was just hours later!! God never ceases to amaze me! What a precious boy! Can't wait to meet him. Get all the rest and help you can while in the hospital. love you! Dana

Eleanor Oser said...

WOW Shireen! How exciting for you and Russell! Happy Birthday to Rhys! I can't wait to see more pictures! I will be praying for a speedy recovery for you!!

Em said...

Congratulations Shireen! I'm so happy for you and Russel!! Can't wait to see more pictures of Rhys! I know you will be a wonderful mommy!! :)

Kathryn said...

Congrats on your baby boy! They are so fun and I know you are going to have a great time with him. Hope you all are feeling well and we hope to meet him soon. lots of love- the Hipps

joy said...

shireen and russell, congratulations on a healthy beautiful baby boy. so glad you're all doing well. can't wait to see him!!