Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Welcoming Wade

After only 2 1/2 hours of really intense labor, and a really bad epidural, we welcomed baby Wade into the world. Weighing in at 9 lbs. 12 oz., he is my biggest baby. Our hospital stay was mostly routine until we were about to go home. My beautiful baby boy turned blue and went limp in my warms. It was the most terrifying moment of my life. I am grateful that my husband and a nurse were in the room with me. The nurse grabbed Wade and ran him back to the NICU where they were able to revive him with some oxygen. After a few more similar, but less intense scares, Wade had to stay in the NICU for a few days for IV antibiotics and lots of tests. 3 weeks and 10,000 dollars later, they assume he was just choking on all of the fluids that he aspirated during delivery. His pediatrician assures me that is shouldn’t happen again, but I confess I still lay awake at night listening to him breathe. He is beautiful and we all love him very much. He loves to eat, and doesn’t sleep very much. It makes for some very late nights of mother and son bonding time. We still can’t tell who he looks like. He is just Wade. So far we are all adjusting well, and we are all very happy that he is here.

My precious boy.

The two of us.

Blake and Kayleigh come for visit.

Sleeping in his bed in the NICU.

We suprised them and finally came home! This picture cracks me up. They have been very excited about their brother since he came.

I'll post current pictures later when I charge my camera battery.


Melanie said...

Scary! Oh my gosh. I'm glad he seems to be OK now. I think I'd do have a hard time sleeping sometimes too for that same reason.

Glad you're all home and adjusting.

It's crazy how big he was. My biggest was 9lbs 10 oz, so I feel your pain - really, it is so much weight to carry in your belly!! :)

Hope you get some more rest!

masonchrissy said...

Congrats Sarah- Baby Wade is so cute but huge. I only have a couple more weeks left myself.. I can't believe you pushed out a 9 pound baby- you are too small for those chunky ones..Enjoy!

Shelly said...

How scary for you! It's nice that you have a dr in the family that can help and answer your questions. I'm glad everyone is home and doing well!

Sam and Bria said...

Wow, I am glad he is all right. That is always my biggest fear.

Shelly M. said...

How scary! I am so glad he is ok. I think I would be up all night checking on him too.

He is a cutie! Congratulations!!

Shelly said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through all of that, Sarah. How frightening. I'm glad he is home and healthy. I wish you lots of fun and a little nap or two..or three....

DeCaires Family said...

That is one huge baby for the NICU. I am sure you must have been terrified, what a horrible experience to have. I am glad everything worked out ok! Cherish this little baby as you know how fast they grow.