Carson Nathaniel Bush was born at 7:56am today! At 6lb 100z he is 18 1/2 inches long. He has thick black hair. We can't decide on who he looks like, but most people say he looks like both of us combined. Everyone at the hospital thinks he is the cutest baby alive; of course we agree.
Em is recovering really well. She will be here till Friday or Saturday.
Currently Carson is in surgery. We are quite sure he won't be getting a shunt today, but that can change. The size of the defect is smaller than anticipated, which is great news. He can move his legs, but is clearly lacking some sensation there. They don't know if the surgery will improve his sensitivity and motion or hurt it. It depends on how many nerves they need to cut to get the spinal cord in place. Because Carson will be drugged up for the next several days, we actually won't know how successful the surgery is for a week or two.
We will keep you updated. Thank you all for the many prayers! We really need them right now.
We are in room 4406 if anyone wants to visit.
-Nate & Em