Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Brinton's Arrival

It's been a while since I've blogged.  I decided now would be a good time. (My baby is sound asleep for hopefully another hour.)  Anyway, many of you already know that I had my baby last week.  I'll just summarize quickly what happened for those of you that may not know.  Last Monday, May14, I had an appointment with a specialist to talk about turning my baby (he had been breech my whole pregnancy due to my "heart-shaped" uterus).  Sam and I went to the doctor and they started with doing an ultrasound.  When the tech was pretty much finished with the ultrasound she said that our baby was estimated to be weighing 4 pounds 14 ounces.  That's really, really small for being almost 37 weeks along.  So, the doctor came in and told us that my regular doctor and she was concerned about the size of our baby.  She talked about a few reasons why he might be so small and then she said, "Do you have a car seat?" I responded in the affirmative.  Then, "Is your house ready?"  Again, I said, "Yes." (Fortunately Sam and I had finished getting his room ready over the weekend.)  Then she said, "Are you ready to have your baby tomorrow?"  I hesitantly said, "Sure."  It was a shock, to say the least.  She told me to call my doctor and they would schedule a C-section.  They thought that the baby would grow better outside of me than inside since it appeared my placenta was failing.

 The following day Brinton was born at 12:49.  He weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces (so their estimate was a little off), and he was 18 inches long.  He was in the NICU for a day and half, because of breathing problems.  We were discharged Friday, May 18.  We are just very grateful that Brinton didn't have to stay at the hospital and that he got to come home with us.  It is definitely an adjustment having a baby, but we love our cute little boy.

This is me at 36 weeks...

This is the morning before Brinton was born, so  37 weeks.  I don't think I'm that much bigger than
I was at  36 weeks, it;s just a close-up picture.

Brinton on Sunday morning.

The next two are Brinton on his week old birthday.

We also celebrated our three year anniversary today.  It definitely was overlooked due to our new arrival, but my mother-in-law came over and watched Brinton for about 45 minutes.  We had a very romantic 45 minutes by going to the Sprint store to pick up Sam's phone (it had been behaving crazily), we drove down University Parkway to see the new CFI (continuous flow intersection...or something like that), and then we went to WinCo and bought some candy from their bulk section.  It was the first time I've really been out of the house since being home so it was nice to get out...even though it really wasn't romantic.  Brinton slept the whole time we were gone.