Monday, July 28, 2008

A few new pics of Alexander

Thought I'd share a few new pics with you guys. Alex is getting stronger everyday. I haven't gotten his weight for today, but yesterday he was at 3 pounds, 15.9 ounces. He will be 2 weeks old on Wednesday, and this has probably been the longest 2 weeks of my life. I just can't wait to get him home. I will be so glad when I don't have to drive 30 minutes to the hospital! When he comes home, him, Aaron, and myself are staying inside for a month just to recover from all of this!! Anyway, here are some pictures of the little cutie. :)

Here he is smiling at me!!
If you look really close you can see him smiling. He was awake, too (which is rare!), but I happened to take the picture in the middle of him blinking!

Here's the handsome little man sleeping.
Thanks to everyone for all of your kind words and prayers. Having a child in the hospital isn't the easiest thing I've ever done, but it will be over soon and he will be home where he belongs! I am so anxious for Aaron to meet Alex I can hardly stand it! I wish he could see him in the hospital, but you have to be three to go into the NICU, so Aaron is about 8 months too young. :(
Hope all of my bloggin' buddies are doing great! I'm going to try to scrap some pictures this week when I have time-can't waste time and get behind now that I have TWO handsome men to scrap! I'll be sure to share them when I get done. Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pic of Alex

Here's a pic of Alexander right after he was born. Its hard getting decent pictures of him in the incubator, but I'm hoping to get some good ones today. And even though he looks nothing like this now, here's the pic. :)

Update: Here's two from today! I look horrid, but I am still recovering! :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Baby Alex is here!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that Alex is here! I'll give you all the details really quick, then I'm going back to bed. :) So, I started feeling kinda bad last Monday, and then on Wednesday I woke up and was bleeding. So my mom came and drove me to the hospital and Jamie met us there. It turns out I had toxemia, and my blood pressure was insanely high. So I had to have an emergency c-section, which is the one thing I didn't want! We got to the hospital around 10:30, and at 1:21pm, Alex made his entrance into the world. He was screaming and flailing around and perfect. He's so stinkin' cute! He was born at 3 pounds, 10 ounces and was almost 17 inches long. He's been in the NICU ever since, but he's doing really good. He had a little jaundice, but that is gone now. And last night they took him off his IV fluids which is awesome! He is doing great with his feedings, and hopefully they'll be able to take him off his feeding tube soon. He is so handsome. I can't wait for him to come home. But its probably better that he is being well taken care of there, because I am not handling this c-section well! I can't believe how badly it hurts! Its been 5 days and I still feel like death! Aaron doesn't understand what is going on. Why can't he jump on me to give me hugs like he always has?!?! He came almost everyday to see me at the hospital, but he is very confused. And he's too young to go in the NICU to see Alex which stinks. He's going to be mighty surprised when I bring a baby home! So thats all for now, just wanted to let everyone know that Alex is here and happy and healthy, just tiny! I will hopefully post some pics of the handsome little man later, so be on the lookout!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Taking a vacation...

Just wanted to let you guys know I probably won't be around for a while. Not getting any new crafting done to show off anyways! I spent yet another night in the hospital, but still no baby, thank goodness! I hope you are all enjoying your summer, and I can't wait to share pics of Alex when he gets here! Take care!