Saturday, December 29, 2007

5 Weeks Old

~It is so hard to believe Benjamin is already 5 weeks old. He has really changed in the last few weeks and is starting to pack on some chubs :) We were curious on his weight so I took him up to the clinic Friday and put him on the scales. He is now weighing in at 9#1 oz and is 23 inches long and is one handsome dude :) He is still eating every two hrs during the day and starting to spread out a little at night to 4hrs(which I really appreciate). I know I will look forward to the night he goes 5-6 hrs between feedings.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Santas Little Helper

Think he has a future job in the North Pole? I think he needs to grow into his pants first :)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Rub a Dub Dub.....Benjamin's in the tub

Last night was Benjamin's official first bath and he just loved every minute of it. I kept waiting for him to let out a cry but he just smiled, made the cutest little noises and then proceeded to pee everywhere. The stream was so strong that it bounced off the top cabinets and onto the coffee maker. We were laughing soooooo hard and Adam was very proud of the distance he made :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Kids Christmas party

Today was the kids Christmas party for Adam's work so we loaded up Benjamin and headed over to the hanger to see Santa arrive in an F-16. His pilot was Rudolph and they made a very loud entrance. I think this was the coolest Santa I have ever seen!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Guess who's 2wks Old

~Well Benjamin is 2 weeks old today and has already changed so much. He has more awake times now and has decided that it's time to party between 10pm and 1am(this is daddy's time)and is wide awake and ready to go. He went for his well baby check yesterday and everything looks good. His weight is now up to 6#3oz and we are hoping he will be back to birth weight by next Thursday(this is when we see the Dr again). The last two days he has wanted to do nothing but eat constantly and we are hoping he's going through a much needed growth spurt. Thank goodness we still have some formula around because after he nurses he still wants to eat. At this point all that matters is that he is growing and gaining weight.

Isn't he just the cutest thing!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday season and a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to what the new year has ahead for us and our little miracle. Thanks to everyone for all the prayers and support throughout this whole process. i will continue to keep everyone updated on Benjamin's progress. Keep us in your prayers for his weight to increase and his jaundice to resolve and for my milk to start producing more. We have a busy next few days with Dr appointments Wed, Thurs and Friday.

God Bless!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

First visit with Santa and Mrs Clause

Well we headed over to the BX today for Benjamin to meet Santa for the first time. Everyone kept commenting on how tiny he was and just how cute he is. Of course we had to agree with them :) We are looking forward to Christmas with this little guy. GiGi, Pop Pop, and aunt Lauren are flying in on the 23rd to celebrate Christmas and meet him for the first time. We will have a full house for a few days but are looking forward to seeing family again.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Benjamin Has Arrived!!!

Our little bundle of joy decided to enter this world last Saturday Nov 24Th at 8:05 am. He weighed 6# 10oz and was 20 in long.

As some of you know I had been having some blood pressure issues for the last few weeks and after being monitored very closely by my Dr's and the hospital they put me on some meds to try and get it to come down. It seemed to be working for the first two days and then last Friday(black Friday) I woke up not feeling very well. I had a massive headache and went ahead and took my meds and some Tylenol and laid down. An hour later the headache was worse and my blood pressure was even higher. My head was pounding so hard I couldn't see clearly and was crying uncontrollably. After putting in a call to my Dr we were told he was not on and who we needed to call. I was told to come in immediately and so Adam and my mom loaded up all the stuff and we headed into town. By the time we arrived it had been 2 1/2 hrs since my b/p meds and when the got me all hooked up to the machines it was still critically high so they of course admitted me to start the induction.

Pitocin was started at 1:30pm on Friday and we had a loooooong night of laboring ahead. For some reason they would increase the pitocin every hr but I wasn't changing at all. I finally got my epidural at 1:00am Saturday and was able to rest for a few hrs. At 5AM I was still at 2cm so my nurse called the Dr to see about breaking my water. When he arrived at 5:30AM I was at 5-6cm. Things went very very fast after my water was broken. Carrie barely made it back in time for this little guys arrival. By the time she got back at 7AM I had already started to transition. I only remember bits and pieces of things from that point on. My epidural wasn't working completely even after being given more meds. For some reason it only numbed my legs so I had 100% sensation everywhere else(this sucked!!) the next thing I know my head is being thrown back and the oxygen mask it being put on and they are rolling me from one side to the other. Later I was told that my b/p had spiked to 178/127 and Benjamin's heart rate had dropped to 60 and the nurse started calling for backup because I was complete. I remember hearing a nurse yell, But I just checked the board and she was only at a 2, next thing I know they are having me push and then suddenly telling me to stop because I was pushing to well. The Dr literally cam in just to catch him. My nurses deserve all the credit!!!!

The whole process was very exhausting and painful and now i know why they call it Labor, but it was totally worth it. Even with all the extra pains and almost having to be taken to the OR because my placenta wouldn't release(it finally did almost an hr later)and they were going to remove it surgically. He is worth it all!!