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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!

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knight_ley From: knight_ley Date: le 19 décembre 2010 06:09 (UTC) (Lien)
congrats on the little one! i hope he continues to do well and can join you & elizabeth at home soooon!!!!
gordond From: gordond Date: le 20 décembre 2010 02:44 (UTC) (Lien)
I hope so too!
stainsteelrat From: stainsteelrat Date: le 19 décembre 2010 12:15 (UTC) (Lien)
Wahoo, congrats! Looking forward to the photos :-)
gordond From: gordond Date: le 20 décembre 2010 02:45 (UTC) (Lien)
Do you have a flickr account? I want to put the photos on flickr only or as much as possible and limit it to friends & family.
machinegirl From: machinegirl Date: le 19 décembre 2010 16:18 (UTC) (Lien)
YAY BABY. I'll keep y'all in my thoughts. What's his name??
gordond From: gordond Date: le 20 décembre 2010 02:46 (UTC) (Lien)
It's looking to be Chaim Yossi!
melanyebaggins From: melanyebaggins Date: le 19 décembre 2010 16:27 (UTC) (Lien)
aww congratulations! I'm glad everything is fine for mom and baby, and you should all be together soon <3
gordond From: gordond Date: le 20 décembre 2010 02:46 (UTC) (Lien)
b'ezras Hashem!
introducingyael From: introducingyael Date: le 19 décembre 2010 19:42 (UTC) (Lien)
Oh what a scary turn. Mazal Tov!!! How many weeks along was she?
gordond From: gordond Date: le 20 décembre 2010 02:47 (UTC) (Lien)
35!

My wife keeps thinking she sees you on the UWS. She's too shy to say anything though I wish she would. We should get together sometime -- known you long enough!
introducingyael From: introducingyael Date: le 20 décembre 2010 04:00 (UTC) (Lien)
If you're comfortable, let us know when the bris will be, IYH.

Is there anything you guys need baby-wise?
gordond From: gordond Date: le 10 février 2011 21:49 (UTC) (Lien)
CRIPES.

Totally forgot you asked! So much time passed between when he was born and the bris day (last Sunday)

Can't think of anything we need per se...
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gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 décembre 2010 13:51 (UTC) (Lien)
Thank you! :)
allisonjayne From: allisonjayne Date: le 20 décembre 2010 04:09 (UTC) (Lien)
Congratulations! Hope he can come home soon!
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 décembre 2010 13:53 (UTC) (Lien)
I hope so too! Given last night's events it is looking good!
raynbow From: raynbow Date: le 20 décembre 2010 13:35 (UTC) (Lien)
Congratulations, I had to go through a very similar experience at 38 weeks, although I was induced, not a C-section.

Went in for my 36 or 37 week appointment, and after they took my blood pressure for the 3rd time I got the feeling something wasn't right. They sent me straight to the hospital for a few days. Sent me home a few days later. The next Monday the same thing, except they sent me to the hospital to have the baby!
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 décembre 2010 14:00 (UTC) (Lien)
What an experience that must have been! :)
fortesfalconpal From: fortesfalconpal Date: le 21 décembre 2010 05:20 (UTC) (Lien)
Congratulations to the proud parents.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 décembre 2010 14:00 (UTC) (Lien)
Thanks, Jamie!
messicat From: messicat Date: le 22 décembre 2010 22:50 (UTC) (Lien)
Wow, oh my gosh! Congratulations! Hope he grows strong quickly so you can bring him home and take photos to share of your beautiful boy!
gordond From: gordond Date: le 10 février 2011 21:50 (UTC) (Lien)
I'm going to PM you our private baby blog!
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