Saturday, June 28, 2008
Trent is here!!!! He was born on June 16, 2008 at 1:37 p.m. by c-section. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 0z. and was 19 1/2 inches long. He is absolutely perfect. He has dark hair and an olive complexion-not at all like his mom! I think he looks like Hugh, but many say he looks like Spencer. We will see! We were so happy to have a healthy baby. He didn't have to go to the NICU!!! We were able to see him, hold him, and have him in the room with us immediately following delivery. This was a new experience for us.
We were so fortunate to have my doctor, Allison Heaton, deliver Trent. I was scheduled to have him on the 18th, but plans changed when I went for my appointment on the 16th. I had my weekly ultrasound to check the amniotic fluid level and my non-stress test. During the non-stress test, I was having pretty hard contractions-more than I had ever had. Dr. Heaton decided that she didn't want to wait to do the surgery. She said, "How about 1:30 today?" Of course I said YES!! It was a rush to get the family notified, get Hugh to the hospital, and most importantly, make sure Spencer was taken care of and got a NAP!!! Everyone arrived at the hospital before the surgery, and Hugh and I got to spend some time with Spencer before I went back. That was much more emotional than I had expected. He wasn't going to be my baby after today.
As I was in surgery, Dr. Heaton asked Hugh and I if we were done having kids. We said we weren't sure yet. The reason she was asking is because she saw a problem while operating. Because I had a prior c-section with Spencer, I had an old incision on my uterus. She said she saw a window (a thin layer that you can see through on my uterus). Actually, it was a hole opening up on my old incision. She said that it could have been a matter of 3 minutes, 3 days, or 3 weeks, but my uterus was on its was to ruptering!!! She said that if mine had ruptered, it could have taken my life, Trent could have been stillborn, or I could have had a hysterectomy. She said we skated by again this time! (Remember, I had a placental abruption with Spencer.) Dr. Heaton said she was so glad that she followed her gut and did the surgery on Monday instead of waiting until Wednesday. Who knows what could have happened!
Needless to say, we feel blessed to have 2 healthy boys. Hugh and I are counting our blessing that Trent arrived safely. Thank you for all your prayers for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
I promise to post more soon. As you can see, it has taken 11 days for me to get this post done!! Enjoy the slideshow.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Spencer went last night to Build-a-Bear to make a monkey for Trent. He had to get his monkey some pj's and a pacifier. He is planning to take it to the hospital and give it to Trent when he meets him. Spencer has the same monkey and wanted his brother to have one, too. How fun!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I have several friends who’ve created blogs, and I was inspired to make one for my own family. I hope this will help to keep our friends and family up to date on what’s going on in our lives. I plan to post weekly so that everyone can see updates of Spencer (and Trent when he arrives.)
Spencer is more than ready for Trent to arrive. I think most of all he wants Trent out of Mommy's tummy because there is little room for him to sit in my lap. Ha! He often tells Trent, "Get out of Mommy's tummy," or "Come out and see me." I am anxious to see how he will handle having to share the attention of Hugh and me. Spencer is getting so big! It's amazing that he is almost two and a half years old.
Daddy teaching him how to fish.
After playing hard outside, he stripped down to have a popsicle.
Speaking of Trent...he is scheduled to arrive June 19th via C-section unless I go into labor before then. We are just thrilled that we have made it this far. I am almost 37 weeks. It is hard to believe because I only carried Spencer 32 weeks. I hope you enjoy the 2-D and 4-D ultrasound pics of Trent.
Trent: 31 weeks (4/23/08)