Introducing our Baby Boy Silas Gabriel
January 10, 2016 by Selvin Ortiz
A couple of days ago we announced the birth of our baby boy (Silas Gabriel) on social media but I wanted to share it on my blog so that I have a permanent record of this wonderful experience and to be able to share it with friends and family members that do not follow those channels.
Birth Details #
- The Mother Baby Center
- Coon Rapids, MN.
- Silas Gabriel Ortiz
- January 4th, 2016
- 10:16 AM CST
- 8lb 9oz
- 21 Inches
Delivery day #
We checked into the delivery room for induction at 7:00 AM and my wife was pushing by 9:56 AM. Our baby boy was born twenty minutes later!
Everything happened so fast that my wife barely had time to get an epidural and once she got the epidural, it only worked on the right side. The anesthesiologist had to come back to take a look at it but by the time he was done, my wife was only minutes away from pushing our baby out.
She gave birth to a beautiful boy who was born too quickly — according to the doctor — but thankfully, aside from light bruising, he is as healthy as his dad;)
After everything she went through, my wife was ready to come home the next day. She wanted to be home, so we got the (early) discharge papers and headed home with our little angel.
My wife is a rockstar #
My wife was so good throughout the whole pregnancy despite her pregnancy being harder than most women experience. She kept her cool during tough times and trusted God every step of the way.
She experienced so much pain during delivery due to the somewhat faulty epidural that I thought she was gonna break out in tears and try to quit but she did not, she kept on pushing!
After delivery, this is what her doctor had to say…
You did so good, you’re a rockstar!
I am so proud of her, she is the best wife I could have asked for and the best mom Grayson and Silas could ever have.
My experience becoming a Dad #
I am so happy and blessed that my wife gave me the opportunity to experience this pregnancy and gave me the chance to be a Dad.
She prayed to God for a baby even though the doctor said she would have a high risk pregnancy and it would be too dangerous for her and the baby.
She gave me the opportunity to see my little boy be born and it was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced.
I feel ready to take on this new challenge and to be an awesome dad to my little boy.
One of the reasons I feel totally prepared and unafraid to be a dad is because I’ve had a chance to mature and to learn from my twelve year old stepson (Grayson), whose life I came into on his sixth birthday.
Grayson is a sweet boy full of life that has taught me to have patience and how to be a kid again. His obedience and wonderful personality along with my desire to get to know him and to spend time with him, have helped us build a relationship that I’m extremely happy to be part of.
We are both super excited to have Silas join our long boarding adventures:)
Our updated family roles #
Now that we’ve welcomed Silas into our family, we have exciting new roles we get to experience:)
- Penny Lynne (New Mom & Wife)
- Grayson Thomas (Stepson, Son & Big Brother)
- Selvin Alexander (Stepdad, Dad & Husband)
- Silas Gabriel (Son & Little Brother)
To my boys #
Grayson, I am so happy to have you in my life. I look forward to seeing you mature into a responsible young man that I know you’ll become.
I love you so much and hope to have the opportunity to make many new memories with you and our new gang member:)
Silas, I am so blessed to have you in my life. I look forward to teaching you everything I know and to give you every opportunity I can for you to be successful and happy in this life. You and your brother mean everything to me.
I love you both with all my heart, God bless you.