Par & Jack Pics...(updated 11/26/11))

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Precious Jack...


Well, we could call this round 2...but thankfully it is nothing as devastating as what Par went through...just emotionally devastating for me...you see...this time was supposed to be WAY different...problem free pregnancy, easy delivery and bouncing home with my baby boy in a matter of hours...well, those were my plans.
As you may know, I had a c-section with Par--but I really wanted to have a VBAC with Jack--which is why I went 2 weeks over my due date--in hopes of going into labor on my own and avoiding another c-section. Yesterday we learned we were out of time--Jack needed to come on out whether he wanted to or not! So we scheduled a c-section for noon today.
This little monkey SCREAMED coming out--a beautiful noise that we missed out on with Par! And low and behold--he is GIANORMOUS--9lbs 5oz, 22 inches long, a decent amount of hair, huge feet and chunky little thighs. Needless to say, Par and Jack may be the same size in about a month!
After we got back to the room he nursed and seemed perfect. When they took vitals again, they noticed rapid breathing and a low body temp. So we warmed him up (skin-to-skin) and kept an eye on his breathing. OH! This little baby is so precious--and looks like Rusty (according to Gigi) but really looks like Par (according to Boo)--according to me--he is a GIANORMOUS BABY! Anyway, his breathing didn't get better--so long story short--they took him away to the NICU. He has a pneumothorax--which is essentially an air pocket where air leaked outside the lung into the chest cavity. The xray shows that it is very minor and should resolve itself in the next few days. In the mean time, he is on room air (praise God!) and really missing his mama and daddy. The not so important bummer is that I am once again chained to the breastpump--but hopefully he can start nursing again tomorrow or the next day...he will probably remain in the NICU until Sunday...so prayers for patience for me would be great! I will put some more pictures up soon...promise!

11 comments:

b said...

CONGRATULATIONS RICH FAMILY!!!
Wow! All I can think of are excitement words - guess I'm stunned at your GINORMOUS addition!! Can't wait to see more pics! Thanks for sharing this special event with everyone.

btw: Ran across a quote the other day that made me think of you guys, because of the obvious: "To be rich in love is to be rich in life." Today your lives became even richer!

Congratulations again!

Allison said...

Oh Liz, some of our best laid plans go awry don' they! SO sorry things did not go as planned but I know you are thrilled anyway! Praying for a speedy recovery for you both and your first family picture if beautiful. God bless!

Jennifer Tenney said...

Congratulations!!!! Many prayers that you will be home breastfeeding very soon!!!! It must have been so wonderful to hear that cry!
Congratulations again!
Jennifer
Mom to Dakota 12-25-2008
CDH/Shands alumnae

A simple being said...

yeah congrats on your new bundle (he really is!) of joy...one of our girls had a pneumothorax 2 hours following our section and she did very well after about three days, i wish the very bestest and the very merriest christmas ever, get drinking that water so you don't have kidney trouble again...

brad.kellie.babyc.lucy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome to this wonderful world Baby Jack.

I love the picture of your bigger family. We'll send lots of prayers that things resolve quickly and you are able to take that little....er, um, BIG....bundle of joy home very soon.

Vicki Jensen said...

Congrats to you guys and BIG brother Par! I love the baby's name...heehee! I hope he gets out of the NICU fast. I love the beautiful family photo too.
Vicki

Zandra said...

Congratulations!!What a precious chunky monkey!!! You guys are such a beautiful family!!!!!!!:)

Cindy said...

Congrats! I hate that things didn't go the way you'd planned, and I hope that Jack gets out of the NICU soon.

Margaret Loveman said...
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Margaret Loveman said...

Congratulations on Jacks arrival! We've been thinking about you this week. Glad everything went well and he is here, healthy, and will be out of the NICU in time for Christmas. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Alicia said...

Welcome to the world baby Jack! Congratulations Riches family!! Hoping that everything heals fast and you will both be home soon and back to breastfeeding. Can't wait to see more pics of him!