Thursday, December 9, 2010

Where Have I Been?

So I haven't been blogging this week because I haven't had computer access BECAUSE...

Mac2.0 made his entrance into the world Tuesday afternoon.

5 lbs 2 oz
19 inches
LOTS of dark outta control adorable hair

I will write out his birth story later but here are few things for now:

I went in EARLY Tuesday morning with contractions.
Around 8:00ish I think I got my epidural.
He arrived with just two-three rounds of pushing at 2:58 PM.

The medical staff were able to take a little more time with him getting to see us before going to the NICU than what happened with Bubby.  He was taken to the NICU and it seemed like he would only be there a day or so.  He was doing great for a preemie.

BUT...
yesterday he was having issues with eating that got worse.  In the middle of the night last night they completely took him off of his feeds because loops were showing up on his belly (this is hard to explain what this is/could be if you aren't familiar with it, but basically they have to make sure it is not something serious like NEC)

So he is on an iv.  The Hubs just got back from visiting the baby and was told he was getting a pic-line since IVs are only good for a short time.  Mac2.0 is also now under lights for some jaundice, which is typical with preemies.

It isn't as bad as things were with Bubby - we got five more weeks of development in, weight is good, breathing is good, and when he was allowed to eat, he was coordinating his breathing/sucking/swallowing pretty well.  But the news from the last 24 hours or so is disappointing and still scary especially because we know what can go wrong and what the belly loops could mean.  Please pray that our little guy just needs some more time for his body to handle milk, and that everything resolves itself smoothly and quickly.  I am hoping that when he gets to "eat" again by that point he will not need formula - I will have enough to supply his meals and that will also help any feeding issue he may be having.

just minutes after arriving





Dec.8 - before the feedings were taken away

Dec.9 tummy time

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you and your family! Whatta blessing! Will be praying for your speedy recovery and baby's health.

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  2. Oh, he is adorable. Congratulations on your newest blessing.

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  3. Congratulations on the arrival of your little man :) Prayers for you and your family as you take the next steps.

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