I’ll preface this post by saying that we will now be saying “Carroll-Wakem…table for three”
Most of you know that last Saturday, Mama M and I drove up to Seoul in order to stay at a hotel close to the hospital since we anticipated Shim arriving at some point in the very near future. Little did we know that we would be waiting for eight more days before getting to meet our child.
On Thursday afternoon, after trying to follow every tip in the book to induce labor, we went to the hospital to be induced. Again, little did we know that we would be waiting four additional days to meet our child.
After a long and drawn out labor lasting 61 hours, our child, the miracle we’d been trying to obtain since 2015, finally arrived. World, meet Shim, born at 5:34AM on Sunday, March 11th. Weighing in at a hefty 9lbs 12ounces and standing at 21.5″ tall, we are surprised that Shim didn’t hop down and walk right out the door, considering we had birthed a 41-week mini-toddler.
This kiddo’s arrival has been long awaited for by not only us, but our Army family here in Korea, our families back in the United States, and all of our friends around the globe.