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)

10 comments:

Mandi said...

I love him so much already!!! I loved getting to hold him today!!! I am proud of you and love you all.

Addison said...

He's so precious! It's amazing to hear that he's doing well and so are you!

Caroline said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful and all that hair! How adorable! I'm glad that you are both doing well. I must admit I'm a little jealous, 4 boys sounds like so much fun!

The Winn's said...

Congratulations! I'm glad to hear that he is doing so well. That's wonderful. He is so sweet, and I'm sure your boys are all going to love him. Good Job!

Jacqui said...

I was so glad to hear that he's off the O2 and that he's nursing. He's a darling! Congratulations!

The Hoyt's said...

Congrats! He is absolutely adorable. Our prayers are with you and your new addition. Good luck in raising 4 boys!

Chadlee said...

Congrats Nicole - he is sooo cute! They announced it in church!

Whitney said...

Congratulations!! He looks like the sweetest little boy around! And such a handsome name to fit. Cannot believe that YOU are so lucky to raise 4 boys. You both are amazing parents to ALL of those boys! Can't wait to see more pictures of that little guy ... we miss you all. Take care.

Guatemalamama said...

He is adorable, Nicole. What a sweet addtion to your family. I hope the tow of you will recover quickly and make it home to your other boys.

Amber said...

Congratulations Nicole and family! He is just absolutely adorable! Can't wait to see the little guy in person ... :) Hope you are all doing well and that you especially are getting sleep and rest!

Amber