Friday, August 19, 2011

And the smile goes to...

Parker's first non-gas related smile went to Cathy Russo today during lunch at the Apple cafeteria. No picture, but Mommy was there to see it in person. It was beautiful!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

One Month Old!

Our little guy is 1 month old today! Parker went to the doctor today for a check-up. He now weighs a whopping 11 lbs 14 oz, and is 23" long. That puts him around the 90th percentile for both height and weight. Big boy!

We can't wait to see what next month brings!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First trip to the pool

Parker went to the pool yesterday. He is California surfer dude all the way!

Good nappers

My sister is teaching me the art of napping. Lead by example Sheridan!

Catching Up

I took a photo a week during his first month, but the pix have not been posted. So, here they are:

1 week old

2 weeks old

3 weeks old

4 weeks old

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Milk Drunk!

Almost 3 weeks old, his cheeks tell the story... this boy loves to eat!

We have had both sets of grandparents to visit, met all but 2 uncles and 1 first cousin, and visited with a few friends at the hospital. However, there are still lots of people to meet and greet! We hope to get in some more visits now that Mom is feeling better!

Monday, August 1, 2011

If you can't blog anything nice, don't blog anything at all!

And so, the blog went radio silent for a while. Why? Although many nice things did happen, they were overshadowed by a not so nice thing. We will give a recap, then get back to all the fun posts we would have otherwise made!

Standard procedure at LPCH is to keep c-section moms and babies in the hospital for 4 nights. We went home on Friday and spent the weekend getting to know our little boy, hanging with the Parker parents and big sister Sheridan. By Monday I was getting short of breath, gasping a bit a night and wheezing. Tuesday these things got much worse, and by Wednesday morning it was time to seek some medical attention (who yelled past time???). The OB and asthma doctor worked together to rule out asthma related issues. Based on his exam and testing, the asthma doc recommended immediate hospitalization and more tests. The OB agreed, and sent us off to Stanford ER. To make a VERY long story less long, 30 hours in the ER, a huge battery of tests, and 6 days in the hospital, and I am finally on the mend. Fluid from the pregnancy and surgery, and any other fluid they could find, accumulated in my body and backed up into my heart and lungs (pulmonary edema) causing them both to fail. After ruling out even worse things like blood clots, the doctors started a course of treatment that resulted in over 30 lbs of fluid loss in 5 days. I can breathe and see my ankles. Bonus!

I was released tonight and made it home about 9pm. Happy to be in my own bed, breathing easier and able to celebrate Henry's birthday (Tuesday) in person. Although there is still healing to be done, I am on the road wellville. Henry, Sheridan, Kyle and my parents were all amazing care takers for baby Parker while I was out of commission! Thanks to Karen, Linda and Laura for coming to relieve Henry at the hospital!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming ;•)