Monday, August 20, 2007


Bode Andrew Lashley arrived Friday morning at 2:13 AM. He decided he wanted me to experience labor and have a c-section so he came a few hours early. He just couldn't resist that birth canal!
I had a c-section scheduled at 11AM on Friday morning and went to bed Thursday night relaxed and ready. About 11:15 PM I woke up with this awful pain and a few minutes later get the picture. We took off for the hospital (all the while I am wondering why I keep peeing my pants) and by the time we got there I was in hard labor and was about ready to have this kid. I will admit these weren't the most graceful moments of my life. Finally, after 2 years (or hours) they gave up trying to slow labor down and took me into surgery.
Little Bode is here and we are doing well. Please keep us in your prayers (if you look at the time of this post you know we are going to need it) as we adjust to this precious little soul!

Mia made it to the hospital in a princess t-shirt, "twirly skirt", no panties, and no shoes

Later that afternoon, Mia meets Bode for the first time


Drew said...

Oh my goodness! He is so cute! You guys look like such a happy family. How has Mia handles the change? I see that you named him after me after all! I realize that Andrew probably refers to Andy…his father...but I will pretend it stands for me. I can't wait to rub it in Ryan's face! I’m praying for you guys! I’ll call you!

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you guys, and will definitely be praying about that toddler/new baby transition period. It's interesting! But it really does go by in a flash and now Ethan and Rachel are playing together. Can't wait to see more picture of the little guy. Oh, and I'm not the least bit surprised that he made a grand entrance...nothing about your lives or experiences is normal. :)

D's Mom said...

Summer (and Andy) -- Congratulations! What an amazing blessing. Mia will be an adorable big sister, I'm sure. I hope the next few weeks go well as you all adjust to having a newborn in the house. :)
- Katie B.

Meredith said...

Congratulations! Summer, you look beautiful and Bode is so sweet. I hope we get to meet him one day. Prayers for an easy transition for you guys and big sister.
Love, Meredith

Amanda Haskew said...

We are so happy for you. Summer, you look gorgeous!!! Our prayers are with you family and we love you guys.

Tara said...

Congrats! Wow, what a ride!