The Road to Henrik

July 3, 2013

Baby Henrik was due to arrive on Saturday, June 22, 2013. In my experience, Swedes are very rarely ever late. That means we can either blame my Irish English roots, or more likely, on the fact that we just haven’t had the opportunity to teach Baby how to keep to a schedule. All in due time.

As a result, we made an appointment at Chandler Regional Hospital for this past Thursday afternoon to induce labor. After a long process, including a lot of walking, Linda was diagnosed as being in ‘active labor’ and was officially admitted at midnight. The epidural was administered, other hoops were jumped, and by 2:00 AM on Friday morning we were able to get some rest. But not much. By 6:00 AM Linda and Baby were ready to take things to the next level.

Fast forward a bit. After about five hours of intense physical toil, the doctor recommended a Cesarian as the safest way to proceed. Linda got to experience it all! Inducement, certain aspects of natural childbirth, and Cesarian. What a lucky gal! All kidding aside, the most important thing is that Baby was born healthy and safe. Mom and Baby are home, recovering, and doing very well.

Henrik Walker Brown 36

Stick’em up!

Henrik Walker Brown

Thinking deeply.

Henrik Walker Brown

Owen

2 Responses to “The Road to Henrik”

  1. Nancy Morgan said

    Owen – he is just beautiful. You will remember that day when your kid is older than you are now! Children are just the best thing that can ever happen to a person. Congratulations to you and LInda – can’t wait to meet your boy.

  2. A well written story indeed🎯

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