I will write an update post tomorrow!~
Friday, December 30, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Sometimes I still can't believe that I'm here. I'm in my living room, watching the hockey game, and there is the most beautiful baby asleep on by chest. I keep dipping my head to kiss his and breathe in that intoxicating baby smell. It is the best aroma in the world. We have our feet up in the recliner and snuggled up against the Minnesota cold with warm, soft blankets. This is absolute heaven.
Thank you all for your kind words! While we have a long road ahead, I am confident that Sully will continue to amaze doctors. We have an appointment with his cardiologist on Tuesday. We are lucky that his cardiologist from Children's comes to Duluth every Tuesday. We haven't seen the doctor for a few weeks & I can't wait to show off his awesome growth! Sullivan is 8lbs 7oz. He has gained 2lbs since birth. He is surpassing expectations. We were told that cardiac kids have trouble gaining weight, but not our boy! He is such a trooper.
He has even started sleeping through most of the night! The first time he did it, I shot out of bed and basically jumped in his bassinet just to make sure he was breathing. We are so lucky to have the world's best child.
I posted a picture of Sully. I thought I was attaching it to this one, but I didn't. I'm learning the Blogger app for my phone. Obviously it was an epic fail. LOL
Courtney & Sully
Thursday, December 15, 2011
As of my last post, you know that I was diagnosed with preeclampsia. Dr. S put me on bed rest on Thursday November 10th. I was so ticked. I really did not want to be on bed rest. He scheduled me for an ultrasound and possible amnio on Monday morning, November 14th.
The weekend went by incredibly slow. I was sore and tired and very uncomfortable. I started to get my back spasms back and that did not help me any.
On Monday morning, Robert and I packed my hospital bags, just in case. We headed to the hospital and met Dr. S for the ultrasound. As soon as the wand hit my belly, we knew that there was something up. Dr. S said that baby was ok but that my amniotic fluid was really low and they were going to prep me for a C Section. I was really nervous but I knew everything was going to be ok. We were sent to labor and delivery. I got set up with the fetal monitors, two IVs and a cath. The catheter was really no fun. It makes you feel like you have to pee your pants super badly.
At 2:30pm, I was wheeled to the OR. I couldn't believe that over two years of waiting, trying, and heartache, my little man was finally going to be here.
They gave me the spinal block (which doesn't hurt at all... I was surprised) and they strapped me down to the table. My blood pressure was 168/110 thanks to the good ol' preeclampsia, but I knew that it would be fine once I delivered. Once I was all in place, they let Robert in.
It is a really odd feeling to know that someone is slicing your body open and you are totally awake for it, yet you feel nothing.
I waited anxiously. Dr. S and the nurses gave me a play by play as they were doing the procedure. And then I heard it. That sound I had waited so long to hear... a big, beautiful cry.
At 3:18pm on Monday November 14th, 2011 Sullivan James came into this world weighing 6lbs 8oz and 18 inches long. It was the most beautiful sight I had ever seen: