Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Finally They Put Up Pictures!!!

Guess who's taking the picture?

I know it hasn't really been that long, but we have been humbly reminded of all of the blessings that we are surrounded with by the incredible number of people we have in our lives that wanted updates on how Pam and baby were and are doing. Today it was "When are pictures of the baby going to be up?" So, with out further ado, the first pictures of William Joseph McBride.

William was born via C-Section. This is him right after the doctor got him out. I was in the operating room with Pam and they told me to stand up and look over the curtain right before it was time to lift him out. I never realized how purple babies are that are born C-Section are. You can't really see it in this picture, so you'll just have to take my word for it.

This is William in the warmer in the operating room. They got him in there quick, got some oxygen in him (which takes care of the purple color) and cleaned him up. Check out the spike he had going on with his hair. If you look close you can see the conehead shape on the top of his head. He was trying his best to come down the birth canal but he just couldn't fit because Pam wasn't dialated enough.

While the doctor finished closing up Pam I took William to the nursery to have all of his checks and pokes and prods. He did great. The sensor is checking out his pulse and is O2 level. Both were right where they were looking for him to be.

Pam decided pictures were needed of me changing my first diaper.  Yup, I've managed to make it to age 34, with all the little ones around our church, without changing a diaper.  Pam said I passed.  And no, William does not like the whole diaper changing thing.

Part 1 of William's first bath.  As you can see he liked the whole warm water, head/hair washing thing.

Part 2 of William's First Bath.  Not so much on liking the rest of it.

Mom and Baby Sleeping.  No other words needed.

William with Grandpa McBride on Wednesday.  We were so happy my parents and brother got here on Monday to be with us for the birth of our first baby.

And, of course, I couldn't post pictures of a new McBride baby without a picture of William with Uncle Doug.


  1. What is it with these McBride men making it to parenthood without ever having changed a diaper!?

  2. Hey, were gifted, what can I say?