September 24, 2010

Caleb Dean


Sorry for the long time between posts but we've been pretty busy! Last Sunday night/Monday a.m., I had to clock out at work and be admitted for preterm labor. They tried to stop contractions first with terbutaline, then with procardia and then I was finally on Magnesium Sulfate. After being on strict bedrest, npo and Magnesium contractions slowed to where I only had 4-8 in an hour...on 3grams of magnesium. But my cervix stayed the same. Around 1:15 am Tuesday a.m., I noticed fluid leaking and hoped it was just the KY jelly from cervical checks...but at 2:00 am. I knew that my water had broke. At 3:47 am Tuesday September 21, 2010, Caleb Dean entered the world by c/s. He was 34 5/7 weeks gestation, weighed 6lbs 1oz and was 18 1/4 inches long. He has done Fabulous! Never had any respiratory issues, breastfed better than most full term babies, has kept his temperature up and his weight. He is a bit jaundiced but we are at home with home phototherapy for a couple days. He didn't even have to stay any extra days! So I'll update with a full birth story soon...right now I'm going to go cuddle with my four children!


25 comments:

Rixa said...

Welcome to the world! I'm glad he's doing so well and hope your recovery goes smoothly.

Andrea said...

Oh he's beautiful!

Congratulations. So glad to hear he's doing so well.

Heather said...

What a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations! I hope you are all doing well.

AtYourCervix said...

Wow! Congrats on your new addition to your family!

womantowomancbe said...

Congratulations!!

-Kathy

Jessica said...

Congratulations! He shares the same birth "day" as my first son! Looking forward to reading more :)

Mama to Monkeys said...

Congrats! I hope you have an uneventful recovery.

Enjoy Birth said...

Congratulations! He is handsome. :) I am glad that he is doing so well, even with his early arrival.

nurse XY said...

Congratulations!

6lb 34 weeker, nice job!!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! So happy everything is going well.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! this is not what I expected to read when I stopped by! Congratulations!! What a big, healthy 34 weeker :-)
kristen

manapan said...

Congrats on your adorable son! Glad he's doing well and is so big for 34 weeks!

Terra Jones said...

what a beautiful boy!!!! congrats! I'm glad to hear he is doing so well!

melaniek said...

Congrats! He's just beautiful. Hope you're feeling great and that recovery is fast for you!

Emily said...

Omigod!! Was I surprised! He's gorgeous! And so big! Wow. What a ride. I'm so, so happy for you. And for him: he's a lucky, lucky little boy to have gotten you for his mom.

Caro said...

Congratulations!

Dallas Ann said...

Oh my goodness. He is simply gorgeous. Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear the birth story. :)

Beth said...

Well that wasn't the post I was expecting when I stopped by :)

Congratulations! Caleb is beautiful, and I am glad to hear you're all doing so well.

Enjoy your four babies!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! What a cutie! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! What a cutie! :)

zoomdog! said...

Hurrah! He's adorable! And what a big, beautiful, strapping baby boy! My 37-weeker was just 5 lb, 7.4 oz!
;-)
Congrats!!!

Taking Heart said...

He is precious... so glad he did so well... take care and enjoy!!!

Diana J. said...

Many, many congratulations!!!!!!

Amanda said...

Congratulations. He is so beautiful!

Debbie Loaiza said...

Congratulations on your blessings! Gorgeous Baby and siblings!!!