Our son, Jacen Thomas Estrella, was born on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 8:06am. He was 18″ and weighed 5 lbs. And just like that, we’re a family of 3!
So, I think you all already know the story, but I woke up around 7am on Thursday morning and knew something was wrong. We rushed to the hospital. They gave me a bunch of shots to stop labor but ultimately decided that we needed to deliver right away. The doctor made the call that there wasn’t time for an epidural, so I was given general anesthesia. Adam had to wait in a different room. About 30 minutes later, a nurse walked out of the operating room and handed Adam our son! This is the first picture of Jacen.
Jace was all strapped in for his ambulance ride to the NICU. The hospital we delivered at takes care of babies with a gestational age of 36 weeks or more. Jace was born at 33 weeks and 4 days, so he was taken to the NICU at a hospital 30 minutes away.