Thursday, October 16, 2008

Poor Baby...

LOL We were not able to get him him circumcised at the hospital because of that hurricane threat. So I scheduled it for Oct 7th. He was 4 weeks by then, but that's the soonest they could get me in. Then he ended up with a fever. So they sent us to the hospital. Apparently anything over 100.4 in a baby 1 month or younger is cause for concern. And they are supposed to hospitalize them and have lots of tests run to rule out anything serious. So we were admitted at the children's hospital and he had blood drawn. He made such a fuss over it that they had to try again in his little foot. Then they tried to insert the IV. They couldn't get it so they ended up putting it in the other foot. Then they had to run a spinal tap on the poor baby. Then the IV ended up clotting so they had to move it to the other hand. I felt soooo bad for him! I was able to stay there with him. Luckily my husband was home so that he could take care of the other two kids. We were in the hospital for two days. The test results all came back normal. TG.

So we set up another appointment with the Dr for his circumcision. Well this time he found a heart murmur! So he sent us to get some x-rays done and to see the pediatric cardiologist. He had to be held down for the x-rays, which he didn't really mind. And then he had lots of sticky things attached to him for the EKG. Again he really didn't mind. Then he had to have an ultrasound to look at his heart. They used his blanket to hold his arms down. He seemed to be very comfortable though. In fact, he almost fell asleep. LOL It's about time he went through something that wasn't so harsh on him! Our next appointment there is in April of next year. So we aren't looking too bad.

I am almost scared to take him back to see the pediatrician. What else could he find?! At this rate we are never going to get him circumcised!

Well other than all of that, he is doing great! He sleeps well, eats well, potties well. LOL You know what I mean.

He was born at:
7lbs, 13oz
21 1/4 inches

At 1 1/2 weeks he was:
8lbs, 2oz
21 inches

At 2 1/2 weeks he was:
8lbs, 12oz
21 inches

At 4 weeks he was:
10lbs, 2oz
22 inches

And at 5 weeks he is:
10lbs, 12oz
23 inches

So he gaining a lot of weight and growing bigger every day! I keep telling him to stop growing, but he won't listen to me. He's my last, I want him to be a baby for a long time. I started noticing today how much bigger Kaleb really is. It kind of makes me sad... :(

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Finally! He is Here

And doing wonderfully! I went in at 5:30 am. They got me changed and hooked up to the monitors. I signed all the paperwork. They put the IV in me and started the pitocine by 6:30. At 8:00 my Dr came in and checked me. I was at 4cm and about 80% effaced. So she broke my water for me at 8:30, since it hadn't gone by itself. Contractions started getting worse after that. I asked them to put me in line for the epidural right away, because I knew I would want it, and last time I had to wait a long time because he was doing two other emergency c-sections. He got in there at around 9:30. I was dilated to 5 cm, still at 80%. He hit a nerve on the way in and it sent a really sharp pain down my left leg. He got the procedure done by 9:30 but he messed it up. It was only working on my left side. So my left side went numb and I couldn't even move it. It felt like it weighed a ton. I couldn't even bend my toes. So I could only feel half of my contractions. That was an odd experience. They had me lay on my right side to try to get some of the medication to go to that side too. It took a while but eventually both sides were feeling exactly the same. They came in to check me at 10:30 and I was up to 7cm. But the baby was still pretty high. So the sat my bed up for me. Since I had no control over the bottom half of my body I kept leaning to my left. LOL I had to use my hands to move myself over. At around 11:15 the nurse came in and asked how I was doing. I told her that the contractions were feeling completely different now. I could feel the baby really low and it felt like he was trying to come out now. So she checked me, had me do a trial push and called the Dr. I was completely dilated, 100% thinned out and baby was engaged. It was time. It took a while for the Dr to get there. What seemed like for ever! But it wasn't really that long.The Dr finally got there and I started pushing. She made laugh during every contraction. LOL There was a Hurricane threat, Hurricaine Ike. So when he started turning she called him Ike. LOL I couldn't help but laugh at what ever she said. I don't remember it all. So it took me four or five contractions to get him out. Not bad at all! He was born on Sept 9th at 12:01 pm. He weighed 7lbs 13oz, and was 21 1/4 inches long. He's my biggest boy. Christian was 7lb 12oz and 20 1/2 inches. And Kaleb was 6lbs, 11oz and 19 inches long. Also Keegan is the shortest labor I had.