We have added another little bear to our den over here at Holder Haven. Welcome Fletcher Thomas Holder! Here's the story of your adventure into this big world:
Once upon a Sunday afternoon Momma started having contractions while Daddy was packing to go out of town for 4 days and Walker was enjoying some quality iPad time. Momma got down on all fours, stretched, walked around and just couldn't stop these possible Braxton Hicks contractions. A "just in case" trip to the hospital ended up being the real deal! Momma got checked in by a crazy nurse asking her about her last will and testament, Swindle grandparents drove in haste to Nashville and things started moving pretty quickly. Auntie Laura and Jennifer came to stay in the hospital with Momma while Walker went home with daddy. Auntie Laura ordered Chinese food in the delivery room and offered what would be one of the comical relief moments to labor for Momma. This must have enticed Fletch because he started moving even faster down the rabbit hole to get to the Chinese food.
Chad returned with Maa (Grandmother Swindle) in tow around 6:30pm and Fletch decided it was time to get the show on the road. The sweet nurse kept coming in and moving the monitor lower and lower because the kid just was like..."um, do you smell that sweet and sour chicken? I want it!". Around 9pm Momma told the nurse..."I'm ready to push, I think it's time"...she agreed and we started hunting doctors. Now Momma's OB was not on call that day and her partner that checked on Momma earlier had just gotten off for the night. So Momma was with a mystery OB that she had never met. Momma really didn't care. Momma told the nurse "Look, as long as they can catch, I'm good. I shot the last baby out at the doctor's chest." She laughed, but Momma thought..."uh huh, no really I will shoot this child out...just give me a good catcher God!". She told Momma to just hang on a bit the OB was on her way. Then she told Momma to hang on 10 minutes because the OB had gotten pulled over on the way to the hospital!!!! Umm...let's just say Fletch had his head out looking for Low Mein and wasn't all good with waiting for the law to do it's job. They sent in a very laid back OB who was going to deliver the Chinese food seeking infant. Casual OB started chatting up Momma's Mom about Birmingham and people from Florence. All along Fletch is working his way to the Dim Sum with all his might. In bursts the freshly acquitted OB with a lead foot who jumps into action. Two pushes and boom....Welcome Baby Fletcher. Sorry...LG took the delicious culinary dish with her, but you can have a french fry when Momma gets her dinner.- The End
We really are having a fun time over here and it's definitely been an adjustment, but we are finding our groove with expanding the tribe. We really appreciate all of our friends and family being so sweet and supportive with Fletch's arrival. Thank you for thinking of us, praying for us and supporting us. We really feel the love.
Here is a video of Fletch's first Month...enjoy!
**Thanks LG for letting me poke at you a little for your choice of food purchase...it really has given me the giggles to think about all that again***