Sunday, December 21, 2008

Introducing Andrew!

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to post a blog from the hospital. All went ok overall. I'm in a lot of pain, probably due to this being my second c section and they had to cut through the scar tissue for this one. But the outcome was worth it! Andrew arrived at 6:52 Friday evening (12/19). His weight was 6 lbs even, 18 inches long. He has little bitty hands and feet. When they showed him to us, we thought oh my gosh, that baby only looks about 4 lbs. He looks so much smaller than the 6 lbs he is. He has lost a little weight since then. He's down to about 5 lbs 10 oz now. He has ALOT of hair! Real dark. His eyes look real dark as well like mine. So guess he won't have the green eyes like his daddy that Noah has. Andrew seems a little calmer than Noah at this stage too. He's going to be a "mama's boy" I'm hoping! ha

He did have to be admitted to the NICU. His lungs weren't quite ready for him. He has respiratory distress syndrome which is the same thing Noah had. So we aren't sure we'll have him home by Christmas. But hopefully it isn't a month like it was with Noah in there either. Overall he is in better condition right now at this stage than Noah was too. The neonatal doctor came in today and told us that there was a 50/50 chance he'll go on the ventilator. It's a "wait and see" thing. They said usually in the first 3 days of life it will get worse, then they usually start making a turn around for the better. He is on a nasal cpap machine to help with his breathing, his little chest just is moving so fast. It breaks my heart. But Brandon and I have been through this before and are very positive he will be fine.

Noah came to see him yesterday with his "I'm a big brother" t shirt on. He could have cared less. He was however interested in the lights on the monitor and kept trying to get to them. It was cute.

Anyways, need to run, about to go see the baby. Here are a couple of pictures for you to enjoy, they aren't very good because we can't get very close to him or hold him yet with all the tubes and stuff. But you can get a general idea of what he looks like, will post more as I get better ones.

All of us.


Jenn said...


What a sweet, sweet baby! Don't be sad that he won't be home for his first thankful that he is heatlhy and beautiful...and that you have him.

Rachel said...

He is Beautiful!!!