gordond (gordond) wrote,

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Unexpected Baby Turn of Events

So much to report since my last entry.

Last week my wife went to the doctor and she found that her blood pressure was higher than she felt it should have been. She ordered a urinalysis which took place this last Monday. All day Monday Elizabeth had a pretty bad headache and I got some tylenol for her which seemed to help.

On Tuesday Elizabeth told me that she had gone to the hospital because she had thrown up a couple of times and so I left work early and joined her at the hospital. They were monitoring her blood pressure and analyzed her urine and found that she had a high amount of protein in her urine and also had a really high blood pressure -- 160 / 90, I believe.

At around eight in the evening someone came in and told us that we should start getting ready for the c-section that would be taking place and then was shocked when we told her that nobody had alerted us that this would definitely be happening.

So on Tuesday night, December 14th, my wife gave birth to a baby boy who weighed 3 pounds 9.6 ounces and 16.5 inches. Pretty much normal size other than the weight.

He is in the NICU as a result. He is breathing on his own and is doing quite well other than the weight. My wife remained in the hospital until tonight. We were sad leaving our son in the hospital but so it must be.

So much to happen in such a short amount of time!
Tags: baby, birth, birthday

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