Hanging Tough

Last night was a wonderful rainy night, the kind that just makes you want to curl up in a ball and tuck under the covers. Well, not for Mommy and me.Mommy was doing very well and even got her catheter out last night at about 6pm. The nurse told her she had until midnight to use the potty. No big deal… Mommy downed glass upon glass of water and other liquids. At 12:30 the nurse said, okay I am going to get the new catheter. Mommy bee-lined for the potty and was successful, FINALLY!As for me… at around 11:30 last night they checked my blood sugar again and it was at 31! UGH! They had Mommy give me more of that nasty formula stuff (I make a grimace face when I drink it). 30 minutes later my level was tested again at 36! Not high enough. They took me to the nursery and drew a VERY tiny vial of blood and sent it to the lab to get “their” glucose number. Still 36!They hemmed and hawed over it and were talking back and forth with the pediatrician at the hospital for about an hour. They suggested one more test just to check before they did an IV or gave me straight glucose. Of course my number was 85! Phew! I had Mommy a nervous wreck… probably why she couldn’t pee!Sugar level at 4:30am was 54 and not much concern. They asked Mommy to give me about 5ml of “icky formula” every time she nurses me. FUN FUN FUN! I spit most of it out.I amnursinglike a champ now, but only when I am HUNGRY. Otherwise Mommy is just a giant pacifier. I like it that way!I got plenty of rest and am not fussing as much when they prick my foot every 3 hours. Mommy got about 3-4 solid hours of sleep, broken up over 12 hours! hehe Sorry Mommy, that’s your job.Good news is that Mommy has no more monitors hooked up to her and she can get around the room much better. She still has the IV in the arm but it is basically disconnected… still irritating her wrist when she holds me to nurse. It shall pass…Today I have a fun filled day of seeing lots of different doctors come and go. So for now, back to sleep for me!

I’m here…

I’m finally here! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Mommy & Daddy decided to call me Emmerson Carrington Reed.

So, I was born at 9:25 am 16-Jan-08. I was pulled out from having my feet nice and deep in Mommy’s ribs. It’s good that Mommy had a repeat C-section! I had the cord wrapped (but not snug) once around my neck and I was BIG!!!! 8 pounds, 14.6 ounces. 21.25 inches. My head is 15″ and my chest 14″. My APGAR was 8. I had low blood sugar (44 when they want at least 45) so I had to take a little formula. My blood sugar went up nicely. Later on it dropped again (to 40) so I had to have a bottle mixed with glucose. Yum 🙂 Sugar! 🙂 It’s been up and down all day so we’ll have to keep an eye on it 🙁

Here are some pictures:

Mommy looking cute this morning:


Mommy before we left for the hospital this morning!:


Mommy after changing into her gown:


Mommy being goofy:


Mommy showing how big her head is…


… Oops, I mean how small a newborn’s head is


Mommy hooked up to all the monitors:


Mommy’s IV (in the wrist – OUCH!!!):


Mommy chilling before I was born:


Where I was born – C Section OR 2:


The list of providers delivering me today:


Mommy making a silly face at Daddy:


Quit rubbing so much and let me back into Mommy… This “outside” thing I’m not sure I like:


Mommy in the OR looking over at me in my warming bed:


Me having a bottle to try and bring my blood sugar up:


Mommy de-groggifying:


Me in my heating bed:


Me being cute and sleepy:


Mommy watching my first bath:


My first bath:


Me all clean:


Mommy and me relaxing together:


Mommy showing how much she loves me:


And me just being cute: