Saturday, July 24, 2010

It was a good day

Just waking up in the morning gotta thank God,
I don't know but today seems kind of odd...

On Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 5:37pm Christian Joe Saldana was born: 8 lbs 4oz and 19.5 inches.
Christian's amniotic fluid was low so the doctor scheduled a C-section on Kristen for 5pm. A few minutes before 5:00 we were waiting for the doctor to arrive when suddenly an earthquake which turned out to be a 5.4. NOW TALK ABOUT A BIG ENTRANCE!!!
I had mentioned to Kristen that the song "For Once In My Life" should be our family song since I feel the lyrics really express how I feel about my new family. Well, Kristen was walked into the operating room and guess which song was playing on the radio? Yup, I know... she immediately teared up - she felt that it was perfect that that song was playing when she walked in the room where we would actually become a family of three. I was terrified when I saw her on the operating table but at the same time super excited for what was coming up.
Christian was born and it's amazing how I feel. I can't even describe it. It's the coolest thing that has ever happened to me. I've spent the last two weeks home with Christian and Kristen and we have been trying to adjust. Christian is on European time so we are trying to get him turned around.

On July 7th, 2010 the world changed...
I gotta say it was a good day.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

For Once In My Life

Wow... on our way to the hospital in a few. Next time I write on this blog I'll be a father. I'm really scared, nervous, excited, worried, scared, I have no idea what to do or how to react. I hope he is healthy... and smart... and handsome... and funny... and creative... and lucky... and nice, passionate, awesome... yeah, awesome will do :) I just want him to be happy and healthy. I've been listening to this song by Stevie Wonder and I feel it really tells how I feel about my new family:

For once in my life I have someone who needs me
Someone I've needed so long
For once, unafraid, I can go where life leads me
And somehow I know I'll be strong

For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of
Long before I knew
Someone warm like you
Would make my dreams come true

For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
Not like it hurt me before
For once, I have something I know won't desert me
I'm not alone anymore

For once, I can say, this is mine, you can't take it
As long as I know I have love, I can make it
For once in my life, I have someone who needs me

These are Christian's first two pictures:

Here we go...