Thursday, May 13, 2010


Ok, Ok, Ok.

I know.

He's 2 months old already.



Everett was born March 18 2010 (10 days late) at 1:07 am. He weighed 8lbs 1oz and was 21 1/4 inches. He was the beautiful out come of 18 hours of induced labour and 3 hours of pushing, 20 mins with a vacuum. When he was born, Everett was not breathing and struggled to be resuscitated. Brock accompanied him to the NICU where he was placed under a space helmet to help him with his oxygen saturation. They also drew blood (a LOT of blood over the next 4 days) to do a blood culture to check for infection.

Over the next 24 hours, his saturation slowly rose and soon he was breathing perfectly. The next issue came to light when we started to feed him. Because he had been in the saturation hood, Everett was maintained by IV. I started trying to breastfeed him, but he was slow to pick it up, so we had to bottle him with part formula and part breast milk. Unfortunately, Everett's kidneys began dumping sodium. This led to him being kept in the NICU for 3 more days. These were the longest and hardest days of our lives! But before we knew it, Everett came to us and soon we were home!! All we had left to do was work out the Jaundice and help his contusion from the vacuum go down. This took very little time, considering they told us it could take months!

Here are a bunch of pictures from the next weeks of his life.

Everett's baby shower thrown by Grandma Reggie and Auntie Jessie

3 weeks old

4 weeks old

1 month!!!

6 weeks old

8 weeks old

I will be trying (and I do mean TRYING) to keep this updated as he grows. Hope you all love our little man as much as we do!

1 comment:

Jessie said...

He is seriously too cute for words! So glad that I get to see him at least once a week!