About 8 hours before I went into labor.
Matt and I just waiting for the action. My water actually broke at 2:00 in the morning and I checked in at 4:00. I wasn't progressing as fast as they wanted me to so they sent us out to walk for an hour. I was skipping and hopping up and down hills and having a grand 'ol time leaving my mom and dad in the dust...haha. When we got back from the walk, they started the dreaded pitocin drip (I hate that stuff so much). Things went really fast after that.
Tiny little guy, but a fairly good size for being so early. He is 2 lbs lighter than Kaden was and looks SO miniature to me. He was carted straight off to the NICU after he was weighed and given his initial assessment. He scored a 7, and 8 APGAR though, which was impressive to me, for a preemie.
About 30 minutes after he arrived. I am just anxiously awaiting the time to be able to go and see him.
The proud Papa and Nana X 2. I am proudly sporting the chipmunk cheeks.
He spent about 3 hours under the oxygen tent, but hasn't needed it since. He also had a bit of a heart murmur right after birth, but that has also disappeared. He is doing great now, maintaining his O2 sats, temperature, heart rate, etc. Right now we just really want to get him sucking and swallowing so he can eat.
I cannot believe all of that dark hair. I was picturing another strawberry blonde, or a blondie. I had never imagined a dark-haired baby, but I absolutely LOVE it! I am curious to see if it stays dark, or if it all falls out and comes in light.
Day number 2. Not hooked up to so many machines, but still very sleepy.
He wasn't too fond of the flash on my camera. He squinted in every picture. He is precious.
Nana and Kaden giving Beckham some love.
I am going to have to watch that little boy carefully. He is so excited about baby brother. When we were in the nursery visiting Kaden just wanted to hold him, kiss him, hug him, pet him, and love on him.
We are all doing great and are so excited about this new little baby in our family.