Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Welcome, young man.


I tried to post yesterday, but Blogger wasn't having any of it. Fist in the air!

Anyway, he is here! So.ren Tho.mas (sorry, I don't want my parents googling that and finding the blog) weighed in at a robust 8 lbs, 4 oz and 20.5 inches. He has a full head of dark hair and blue eyes that may or may not be "real" blue eyes. He is devastatingly handsome, of course! I would post a photo, but I am posting from my husband's computer, and the photos are on my computer. Later on, I'll log in through that.

Let's see...the c-section went pretty well, although the spinal took a while to get going. As I have mentioned, I go to a huge teaching hospital, and so two residents were in charge of the spinal, overseen by the staff anesthesiologist. Apparently, they used too small of a needle, but I have a hard time faulting them because their bedside manners were excellent. Anyway, it just took a while for the spinal to go everywhere it was supposed to go, but it eventually did.

The c-section itself took a while longer than expected because little So.ren didn't want to come out. They tried to pull him out butt first, but eventually they had to bring out his feet one by one, then his butt, then his head. While his butt was coming out, he took a big crap. As our friend Brando put it, this shows excellent innate comic timing. My husband watched the surgery itself and kept saying, "This is so wonderful!" and crying. It was very sweet. I then heard the little boy cry, which was amazing. I couldn't see anything, however, since I was behind a screen and also tilted back. It wasn't the most comfortable thing ever - lots of tugging and pulling - but it did go by pretty fast.

Our son was whisked off to transition to fix some oxygenation problems and a glucose issue, both of which are now solved. And no clubfoot! I was away from him for three hours before I got a really good look at him, but he is a champion nurser (or so it seems so far - knock on wood). The sewing-up part of the c-section was rather tedious because I had major shoulder pain (referred pain from diaphragm, I guess), but it went away quickly.

We are very tired but also very smitten with our little fellow. Yesterday was a little rough, pain-wise, but today is a million times better, and I'm up and at 'em. Our little guy has taken six (6) shits in the past 24 hours. Yes, I'll now be one of those people who talks solely about my child's bowel movements. Or not.

The nurses and doctors have all been incredibly nice, and the digs here are great. The food is disgusting, but so be it. At least you can order whatever you want.

Oh - I had my doctor check out my ovaries during the c-section sew-up process, and she saw no endometriosis on them right now. Sweet!

Anyway, I am dashing this off, but we are totally in love with our little So.ren (who is making pterodactyl noises right now - someone call a paleontologist!), and I'll post photos when I can. Thank you so much for all of your kind comments!!!

19 comments:

Jane said...

Hooorrayyyy!!! I'm so happy for you guys. Can't wait to meet the strapping young lad. Glad he's nursing well for you, and shitting accordingly.

hope548 said...

Congrats! I'm glad it all went well!

Hopeful Mother said...

Congratulations on your super-pooping, non-club-footed pterodactyl! I'm glad to hear that everyone is doing well... can't wait to see some photos and hear how you're doing as you go.

Love the name!

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see pictures.

My Reality said...

Huge congrats!! I LOVE the name!

I am glad you are all doing well!

Jamie said...

Congratulations! You're a mom! Wow! I can't wait to see pictures!

Patience said...

Congratulations!

singletracey said...

YEAH!!! Great news. I am glad everything went and continues to go well!

TLB said...

Hooray Hooray Hooray! And I can say, completely objectively, that he is indeed a very handsome boy.

Meg said...

Congratulations!

twirl said...

Congratulations!

(and Happy Birthday to your new little man!)

Grendel said...

Tremendous news! So glad for you. I'm stupefied that you were able to blog this so quickly. Can't wait to meet the little fellow.

If he needs a reference for pre-school or anything, please don't hesitate.

Brando said...

I am so proud to be part of your birth announcement!

We're very happy for both of you and I already like the cut of STH's jib. Huzzah!

Hopeful Mother said...

Just checking back... he's very cute. Looks content - hopefully that equals actually being content. :-)

C. said...

Congratulations Mom and Dad!!

Gallaudet said...

Yay! Welcome to the pterodactyl! He is awfully handsome, which is not at all surprising, given his parentage, and it sounds as though he is really putting his all into his poops. Go, little dude!

PJKM said...

Your little boy is delicious. I hope to nibble on his toes before too long. Congratulations from both of us!

Twisted Ovaries said...

He's gorgeous. Congratulations!

Jessica said...

Congrats!! :) Your little man is absolutely ADORABLE!!! Good luck with the pumping/BF'ing...it sure can take a toll on you...but setting goals is a good idea!!