Much to April's relief, Dr. Davis decided to induce. She and John arrived around 6:30 AM. They got checked in and the kind nurse started the pitocin. John chronicled every move with the video camera. April's mom and dad, Layne (Grandaddy) and Sharon (Nana), came down for Cruz's grand entrance. They live in Tallahassee. John and April have four older daughters, so we were all making security crazy "taking turns" going into the delivery room.
I think John was excited the most. Of course he had it a little easier than April did. True to her style though, she was a trooper.
Aunt Sharon was front and center when the pushing began. I stayed off to the side waiting for her report on what color hair he had. After about thirty minutes of pushing...I saw God. The miracle of childbirth is still amazing.
Look at those beautiful lips.
Dr. Davis, John, Cruz and April.
Nana's first inspection.
"I love you, Cruz," was all big sister Hailey could say.