In honor of Easton's first week of life I thought I would do a photo recap of the journey we went on to get him here! This is the white board that was in my antepartum room. I stared at my goals everyday, #1, Stay pregnant, #2 Have a healthy baby.
I feel very lucky to have kept Baby E inside of me for 5 extra days! He was born almost 3 weeks later than Logan. Logan visited me everyday! He was a little weirded out by my IVs but after a couple of days he got used to them. We made strips of paper with stickers on them and he made endless trips to the nourishment room across the hall! In the picture above you can see Logan and I being tough!
Ugh. This is a rough picture. This is how I was feeling after being hooked up to magnesium for the second time. 72 hours of mag is miserable. I couldn't move, I felt like my brain was swimming in jello, I couldn't eat anything more than ice chips, and I was still bleeding and contracting. I hated having to deliver Easton early but at this moment I knew that there was no more that my body could do. I was scared as the doctors and nurses prepared me for surgery that could end up with a hysterectomy and loosing a lot of blood.
Easton's birth was as perfect as it could be! He filled the OR with his strong cry and Kasey and I both got to see him right after he was born. My eyes filled with tears knowing that he was going to be okay. The next hour and a half was scary, really scary. I am so thankful for the many prayers that were sent my way! I lost half of the blood in my body. I am so grateful for talented doctors!
Easton has been doing amazing! He needed one dose of surfactant and some support from the high flow nasal cannula. He has done great with his feedings and is slowly gaining weight.
A volunteer at the hospital knitted this hat! I may be a bit partial but I think he is just adorable!! After battling a sinus infection Daddy final got to hold him when he was four days old.
Big brother Logan has fully accepted his responsibilities! He talks to Easton, reads to him, and is very anxious to be able to hold him.
Here I am with my handsome boys! I couldn't be happier this Mother's Day! Things don't always go as planned but I have two healthy boys that I get to watch grow! I am the luckiest mama ever!