Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Our Boy Is Here!

Yesterday was so completely awesome, I can't even begin to describe the feeling. Our new baby boy, Rhys Edward, was born at 8:07 am! He came in at 7lbs 3oz. I think they said 19 inches long, but I'm not positive. Everything is a blur. Luckily I have the birth on video. And when I say luckily, I mean eeeewww!

He was delivered via c-section. It was all scheduled and planned out by the doctor. Rhea can't give birth naturally due to how they did the c-section when Ethan was born. We both kind of like that it's all scheduled. Takes a lot of the guess work out. Although knowing it was at a certain date and time made the wait feel like an eternity.

They did decide to put him into the NICU for a while yesterday before we could have him because he had transient tachypnea, which means his lungs were still wet from the delivery. Basically, when a baby gets pushed out in a normal birth, it gets squished through the birth canal and that fluid gets squeezed out. That doesn't happen in c-sections. Fortunately, there are no long term effects, hence the transient part. It's just something they have to watch for a bit.

It was kinda rough going back into the NICU again. It smelled exactly the same and he was actually in the same room that Ethan was in. The nurses in there are really great. Rhys was finally delivered to mommy around 9 last night. I can't wait to hold him!

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