July 9, 2009
We are very excited and thankful to announce the arrival of Micah to our family!!! He arrived safe and sound, and a little small, but bigger than had been predicted.
We arrived at the hospital at 6:30 am on Thursday. They got me hooked up to the monitors and got an IV going. They started the pitocin around 8:30 am. By 1:40 I was ready to start pushing, and he made his grand entrance at 2:19 pm. So not quite by lunch time like I had bet the doctor, but pretty close!
He was pink and very healthy. He didn't cry a lot, just when he was being poked by the nurses, and when he did he was very good at calming himself down. But since he didn't cry a lot he also didn't get all the gunk out of his throat that he needed to which caused some problems later in the day.
Thursday night, around 9:30 pm he was admitted to the NICU because of rapid breathing and a problem maintaining his body temperature. They also checked his blood sugar and then just watched him for a few hours. It was something I was not expecting, and it was hard to leave him there and go back to my room, but I was tired and needed my rest also. So we left him, Steven went back a few hours later to sit with him. Then around 12:30 am the nurse came and told us that if he would eat well that they would let him come back to our room. So I went to the NICU to feed him, he ate really well for the first time all day, and by 2 am he was back with me. It was a little scary, but I am so blessed that he was only there a few hours and not a few days!
His big brother and sister are so excited to have him here. Brianna is the little mother hen. She wants to hold Micah all the time. She will let other people take him, but then she cries and whines until she gets him back. We're working on sharing!!! Jonah thinks he's pretty funny (he also said he stinks!) but he looses interest very quickly. We're working on not harming the baby. He's already honked his nose, almost punched him in the head, kicked him in the head, poked his eyes....we can't leave him alone for a minute! But then again, he's 2!!!
We're just happy that he's here safe and sound. Those last few days were pretty stressful and scary but we are very blessed and I'm very glad to be home with my family! Just a few more pictures to hold you until I can update again!
Thanks to all of you for your prayers and concern for our family! We appreciate it and our prayers were answered with a beautiful, healthy baby boy!