Sunday, March 21, 2010

Number 4 a few hours before Spring...

Only missed being a spring baby by about 2 hours. So I was on bedrest since last Tues because my blood pressure was up. I went in on Friday so they could check how the baby was doing and that's when my Dr. told me my pressure was higher than before bedrest and I was heading to the hospital for evaluation. After a few more tests, an ultrasound, and a consultation with a specialist I was on my way up to Labor & Delivery to be induced. Eight hours later (and this time only a few pushes) Gavin came 5 weeks ahead of his due date.

He had a short stint in the well care nursery and then it was off to the NICU to make sure he was getting enough oxygen. But since then he has been a champ and has made amazing progress. He upgraded from his stylish oxygen hood to those nose plug things and then just this morning came off of it all together. He started nursing and is eating well. Now we are just keeping track of his blood sugar and jaundice. He'll probably get to come home in 3 or 4 days.

His brothers can't wait to meet him since little kids aren't allowed in the NICU. We are thrilled of our little addition to our family!!!

(5 lbs 8oz, 19", born at 9:56pm)