The absence here for a week shouldn’t be too much of a mystery, really. We welcomed Nathan Taylor Copetas (5lbs-15oz) and Zachary Dean Copetas (6lb-14oz) into the world at Newton -Wellesley hospital last Monday, June 4th, at 3:54 and 3:55pm.
For months and months I wondered how I would react in the delivery room setting. Occasionally, I stressed. I mean, I sure as hell didn’t want to be that guy who faints or throws up or whatever. Big events like these always make me a little nervous. The funny thing is that it shouldn’t. I’ve done relatively large presentations for work and despite my confidence that I know what I’m talking about, I still get that feeling in the pit of my stomach beforehand. This was that. Forty times over.
But last Monday arrived and a strange calmness came over me when Steph came upstairs and non-chalantly uttered “my water just broke.”
Let me tell you something right now – Steph has some kind of magic power to make me feel less nervous for any event, even comforted. In the heat of any moment, she just never seems to waver and seeing that makes me calm.
Of course, we were both a little nervous, not knowing what was ahead that day, but for the rest of our lives. But in we went and I was surprised and proud of myself for being so calm. I couldn’t believe it, really. It allowed me to really focus on her, which is what I’m there for.
What an experience! To hear that initial cry, well, that was easily one of the most special moments I will ever experience. Then Nathan came into view and I just fell in love. And I got to do it all over again when Zachary came just a minute later. What a wonderful moment.
So after four days sleeping on a horrific cot in the hospital, we came home on Friday and have been run ragged by these guys. But every minute is so worth it when I see them. They are the cutest things EVER! Each of them have this cute little whimper sound they make when they’re sleeping that always just warms my heart.
I cannot wait to get to know them better. More photos here.