We had Brody at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital about 10 minutes down the road from us (hooray for a short drive to the hospital!). We were thoroughly impressed with the hospital and really recommend it!
Because labor came fast and furious, we parked the car in the front of the hospital with all our bags and hurried in. So we didn't have our camera with us at the birth. Thank God for smart phones! After Brody and I were had settled in, Jon ran to park the car and get our camera. Here is the first shot we got of him!
Brennan came and visited the next morning. He ran in, saw Brody in the little clear crib and said, "aww, he's cute!".
I wasn't sure how it was going to be in the hospital this time around because the day after Brennan's birth, we had a mini party in our room with almost all of our family! I was worried we'd feel lonely without any family there. But, let me tell you, we have a surrogate family down here with our pretty amazing friends. I was overwhelmed and grateful by all the visitors and food and gifts and love our friends poured on us. I'm still kind of blown away by it when I think of how God provided.
The Emerts meeting Brody
Dane and Melissa (who gave birth the following Saturday to baby Evelyn!)
Cydney, who sooo blessed us by watching Brennan while we were in the hospital. She's amazing.
Someone needs to be nursed. So glad I had a second to look back at the photos of us in the hospital and remember how grateful we are!