Thursday, September 25, 2008

Quick Update....

I just walked in the door for a quick break from the hospital. I was discharged and hopefully Andrew will be discharged this evening. I am hoping we will all be home tonight for a long, sleepless night!

He is doing well! They got worried about him breathing rapidly about 8 hours after he was born and whisked him off to the NICU. Although, as soon as he was admitted there it never happened again. So, that was weird. He also has the OPPOSITE problem of anemia--he has too many red blood cells now. It was vital that he stay hydrated, so they put a feeding tube in for a while since he was too tired to suck on anything.
Here is Mr. Lazy being "fed" while just sleeping like a limp noodle.

But, the tube came out this morning (he pulled it out) and he's been nursing well since last night. So, everything is looking great! We just have to have his EKG read by the person in charge and if they don't see any problems, they will release him tonight! The red blood cell thing should just correct itself, so they aren't worried about it.
Oh, I have a good labor and delivery story to tell y'all, but it will have to wait until we are all home and settled. For now I have just a couple hours to nap and to catch up with Becca before we head back to the hopsital! I'll post more later!

21 comments:

Brammy bonnie said...

An absolute Prize! Andy says it's a great name!!

Love, Grammy Bonnie

GRAMMY Bonnie said...

That would Be Grammy, not Brammy!!!

nana said...

These pictures are cute, but they do not do Andrew justice! He is the most beautiful baby EVER! It's great to see Katie happy and relieved after her roller coaster pregnancy. Big sister Becca has yet to really take Andrew in, but in the meantime, she and her daddy have loads of fun together. It's all fabulous! I'm loving every minute!

Cheryl said...

I'm SO glad you posted. I'm a worrier and since no news in a while, was just praying for ya'll. He is indeed beautiful! You look pretty good yourself lady. Glad he's thriving and will send going home tonight thoughts your way! Lots of love!

Joel and Angela said...

These pics brought tears to my eyes bringing back lots of memories. Never thought I would be like this, but the joy of the first few days is so hard to describe. Love the picture with you, Andrew and your mom. You look so happy! Get some rest! So happy for you
A

The Smith's said...

Thanks for updating. I too was worried. So glad everything is looking good. The pictures are great and Andrew is absolutely beautiful. We are sending you all lots of thoughts full of love, health, sleep, and happiness.

Jen said...

Yay for going home soon!

You look positively radiant and so happy, Katie. Can't wait to see more pictures and hear stories.

Lysandra said...

Good, I am glad for the update. I was worried about him with the all in utero stuff. Thanks and good luck!

Swistle said...

Oh, he is SO SWEET. The tube would be alarming, but your photo about Mr. Lazy being fed while sound asleep is so funny, and he looks so radiantly healthy, it takes the alarm out of it.

Erin said...

Welcome home! It sounds like you are doing really well, and I hope Andrew joins you soon. I can't wait to hear that labor story!

The Quinn Report said...

Glad to hear you're both doing well! Can't wait to hear the juicy story!!

Andrea and Ben said...

Momma, you made a keeper!! He looks so serious in the first photo, I love it! I can't wait to here all the details. Here's to a restful night :0)

Erin said...

CONGRATULATIONS Katie!!!! Glad everything went well and everyone is healthy. It's hard to believe this is baby two considering I remember visiting you after baby one!

Tracy said...

Welcome home. I hope your drive was easy! Get some rest and soak up Nana help as long as you can!

renee.johnson said...

Hi Katie,

This is Na. Yes, I am very, very, very, lot of more VERY'S upset. I did not know you had the baby until everyone started calling and running to my office. Jenny, just gave me the blog and he is so handsome and Becca is a cutie. Don't you be calling John Mr. Lazy neither ( john I got your back as usual ). Well Congrad's but you know I am waiting on my phone call so I can laugh. Get some rest and hope little Mr.Handsome come home.

Hugs,

Renee

molly said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so glad to hear how well both you and Andrew are doing. And ANDREW, what a beautiful, charming, classic name. Welcome, little man.

Dad said...

Andrew,

I love you!

Grandpa Jack

Tracy said...

Well said, Grandpa Jack!

Katie, on your next post, confirm the spelling of Andrew's name. Someone asked me if I was sure of the spelling of Mr. Andrew Wesley (mainly the middle name) and I forgot to check with you and post it! Again congrats. I hope you get a few hours of sleep tonight.

Stephanie said...

Congrats!!! He is gorgeous! I am so happy you are both doing well. Tracy has been keeping me updated! Good luck on the sleep thing and have a fantastic first week home!

He is a dollface!

Angie said...

What a sweet, sweet baby! It makes me want to hold another new little one, though I told Allen last night that he should check into getting a vasectomy.

I'm glad to hear that he is doing well. Enjoy him as much as you can.

Meg said...

Adorable...but I knew he would be! Glad to hear he's doing better and can't wait to get the update. Brady says he's ready for a playdate...in the sandbox...with lots of dirt and trucks....while the girls watch princess movies!