Welcome to the World, William!

Today at 10:26 a.m. our lives changed forever for the better when our baby, William Hunter Perri was born. He was born at 39 Weeks as scheduled by Dr. G. I had felt some contractions the night before and day of, yet they were not strong enough to be true labor pains I was told when we were at the hospital Labor and Delivery.

As my C-Sectionwas scheduled for 8:30a.m., l had to check in at 6:30 a.m. Matt and I checked in a little early as we thought the contractions I was feeling were the real thing. As it turned out not only had 10 women gone into labor the night before, there were two women there who unexpectedly were having C sections, all of which pushed my time up. In fact, they did not know when I’d go in, noon was even suggested as a possibility.

So we waited, and Dr. G left to see if he could assist in the other two surgeries Finally at about 9:50, we were told the room was ready for us.

Though I was a bit nervous, I had a great medical team. The anastesiologist, Dr. T, who had had to start an IV for me as the nurse could not find a good vein for me, did a great job of explaining things. A nurse had me hold onto her sides as Dr. T put in the numbing shot and the spinal. The spinal made me have shakes, so I made sure Dr. T knew it was spinal shakes and not terror.

I had to keep my arms outstretched for the surgery. Matt sat behind me and held my hand. Due to the anesthesia I only felt a little tugging and pulling. Our baby’s cry started as his head was delivered. He had his cord wrapped around his head but Dr. G easily moved it. Then Dr. G held him up to me and Matt got to tell me that we had a boy.

Since I’ve been Team Green, it was so amazing to finally know our child’s name and gender. I’m so grateful Matt kept the secret so I could be surprised.

This was truly my happiest day ever.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

One thought on “Welcome to the World, William!”

  1. Dear Danielle,
    Thank you for sharing your journey of your pregnancy as an over 40 first time mom. You have been an inspiration to me as woman in her 40’s who is waiting on God for such a blessing. Praise God and congratulations to you and your husband for the birth of your son William! He is quite a handsome fellow! Rest and rejoice in Jesus’ name!


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