Saturday, July 28, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
We took Noah down to the beach and dipped his feet in the ocean. His eyes got really wide but he seemed to like it. We had our personal photographer (my dad) take some family photos while we were down there. Here are some of the shots!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Phyllis is Waylon’s 1st cousin twice removed, so she is Noah’s 1st cousin three times removed.
Thank you Mr. Know-it-all! :-)
Monday, July 16, 2007
Then, on Sunday, he met his Great Gramma and his Great Uncle Michael. Gramma came to our house from Albemarle just for a few hours to meet Noah. Thanks to my mom for bringing her here and to Michael for taking her back that afternoon! This is a picture of the 4 generations:
My mom stayed and is now here until Friday. She has already been a huge help since today was Waylon's first day back to work. It's nice to have her here since I'm still pretty sore and slow going - although I am feeling a little better each day. She cooked all morning and we ended up freezing the meal she made (which actually made 3 meals) since Keri, Chris and Lydia came by tonight and brought dinner! Everyone has been so generous... I think we've cooked dinner twice since we've been home from the hospital.
I think Waylon was glad to get back to his normal routine with the gym and work, but it was hard for him to be away from Noah, too. He's been cuddling with him most of the night tonight.
Today, Noah had his 2 week doctor's appointment. He's now up to 10 lbs, 2 oz!! That means he's gained a little over 1 1/2 lbs in 10 days!! Wow. Everyone was impressed with his weight gain. He's in the 75-90th percentile for both height and weight. Everything else looked great, too. He's totally healthy and not due back for another well visit until he's 2 months old. Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't have to go back before then! We'll see though!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Well, we've made it for 1 week as a family of three (or four with Seger - leaving him out already, shame on me)! :-) We already feel that 'what did we ever do without him' feeling. I hate that it's been so long since I've posted, but I haven't had time! It's been on my mental list to do for a few days now. It's so strange that I feel like we do nothing all day but I also have no time to get other things done! The hours in the day just fly by.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Speaking of which, almost time for the little piggy to eat (he actually snorted last time trying to get to the trough). Here are some pics - thanks to 'Gramps' - my dad - the master photographer.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
First of all, thank you everyone for the kind words and well wishes over the past few days. It has been a very interesting few days. Obviously, things did not go the way I had planned but why would I think there was a plan at all given the past few weeks? :-) I'm still very sore, but I was 'unplugged' this morning... they took out my catheter, IV and let me take off the pulse-ox thing on my finger (they made me keep this on because of all the drugs I had). They let me get out of bed and take a shower. I actually feel somewhat like a human again.
I'm overwhealmed with the joy and love of this new man in our lives. He put me through a lot just to get him here, but he is so worth all of it! So far, he has been an amazing baby. He came out healthy and happy with great Apgar scores of 8 at 1 minute and 9 at 5 minutes. He slept pretty well last night and so far only cries when he needs a diaper change or is hungry.... and even those cries are only small whines. I know this may change since he's been through a lot, too and is probably tired but so far he really is a very content baby! He let us sleep 3 full hours last night and we probably would have gotten more if the nurses weren't in and out checking me and bringing me drugs.
Speaking of which, I'm still pretty sore, but I'm trying to walk and get back up to speed as soon as possible. Waylon has been (as alwasys) amazingly supportive. He had all of the grandparents and both of the aunts with him while I was in surgery yesterday and made a video of the baby to send back to me in post-op where I was by myself - they wouldn't let anyone else back there. I was so upset that I couldn't be awake during his birth, so when the nurse came around the corner with the video camera and said 'Surprise!', I just lost it. It's was so nice to see him at least on video since I had to wait an hour in post-op before going back to the room to meet Noah.
Well, I have so much more gushing to do, but mom duties call. Noah is hungry.... he's doing great with that, too.... eating like a champ.
Thanks again for everyone's love and support!
Monday, July 2, 2007
The docs tried to increase the epidural amount in order to numb the entrie lower region. It didn't work.
Then they tried to do a new spinal anesthetic. They thought that had worked and I was wheeled into the room thinking they were getting ready to present my son to me but again the anesthetic didn't work and Robin was feeling some of the operation.
Despite a few tear filled objections they had to put Robin under.
Noah graced us with his presence at 4:23PM weighing a healthy 8lbs 15oz and 21.5 inches long.
Mom and baby are doing great. Robin has already breast fed and Noah seems content to be out of the womb despite his objections to appearing.
We will over the course of the next few days try to make the personal phone calls. Give us a little time as we are both very, very tired (and we have barely hit the ground yet) and Robin is extremely sore.
Thanks for everyone's well wishes and prayers.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
We arrived at the hospital around 8pm and were immediately shown our room in labor and delivery. After some initial paperwork, Dr. Zimmerman came in and checked Robin's cervix. Nothing! No change at all!
However, he was still able to administer a Foley Catheter. What is a Foley Catheter you might ask?!?! Well to put it simply it's a balloon that goes inside the cervix. It's blown up slightly in the hopes of jump starting the dilation process. That caused some discomfort for Robin but like this entire process, she was a trooper.
It's approaching 10pm and we are both excited about what lies ahead but also very tired. The induction is scheduled to begin sometime around 6am tomorrow.
We will keep you posted.