Kai Charles was born at 10.39am on Tuesday September 8th 2009. He weighed 9lbs 5oz and is 20" long. This photo was taken just an hour after Kai was delivered by C-Section at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Gina elected for a C-Section on the advice of her OB doctor Secily Bason-Mitchell. This turned out to be visionary as Kai had managed to tie a knot in his umbilical cord that could have led to serious complications had Gina attempted a vaginal delivery. Plus with Kai being such a big baby and our daughter Shea Bella having being delivered by C-Section last time, it was all pointing towards a C-Section again. Of course this means a long and painful recovery for Gina but she faced the ordeal with amazing courage and determination.
The operation was completed without any complication and Kai was delivered with Gina being completely aware of what was going on whilst being pain free. It is a miracle of modern medicine that leaves us in awe of the remarkable team of doctors and nurses that do this daily. And all we can can do is say "Thank you" which seems rather inadequate.
We also want to say thank you to everyone who has sent congratulatory messages by email and text.
Lastly we want to say a HUGE thank you to Gina's mom Carolyn and step-dad Fred who have been looking after Shea Bella for us whilst we are in hospital.
You can find more pictures at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23114608@N05/sets/72157622328439308/