Wednesday, January 30, 2008

No Extra O2

So Nathan's grandfather (call me Sir??? :-) ) and I were visiting with him to have Aunt Eileen whisper in my ear "he's not receiving any supplemental oxygen, but I didn't tell him!"

The pneumothorax had healed up, and at this point, he's only being given air to assist in clearing out any possible infection from the meconium.

Mother and Son

I arrived at the hospital today to see Molly had energy, and wandered down to the NICU.....

And we were able to hold our son.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

So this is how you'd look as a Doctor...

This is how we looked before surgery.  Nathan's Nana gave us the title after seeing me in the waiting room.

Nathan's Birth or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the NICU

Since people have been asking, its time to put it all out there... especially since pics following could use a little introduction.
Molly's blood pressure late in the pregnancy had gotten a bit high, so she had a Nonstress Test on Monday at 1 pm.  The results gave us a few interesting points:
 1. Molly's placenta was old
 2. Molly didn't have much amniotic fluid
So I got the call just before 3ish... "we're having a baby."  Yes, I knew that one, but I didn't know it was that day.  Molly was going to be induced.

So the cervidil was administered at 5.  It really didn't do its job, thinning and dilating the cervix while starting some minor contractions.  Moreso, Nathan's heartrate was dropping after each contraction.  This made the pitocin both pointless and risky.

So the C-Section prep was started. 

At 3:06 Nate was born. He had inhaled meconium and had a slight pneumothorax.  Molly had a bad reaction to the anestesia, making her dizzy, light-headed & nautious throughout the day.  Not a fun first day of motherhood.

Nate has been spending time with his extended family, the Riddle Memorial Hospital NICU since birth.  He's been treated with antibiotics to prevent infection from the meconium and oxygen to help his lungs.

Our son!

Introducing Nathan Elliott Wolf. This is his blog, his first publicity, his place on the web.

Born to Molly & Jonathan at 3:06am on January 29, 2008

Weighing in at 6lbs 12ozs, at 19 3/4 in long

Welcome little guy...We love you!!!!