Monday, December 28, 2009

And then there were FOUR!

Meet the newest addition to our family:

Logan Alden Gray
Born December 28th, 2009 at 7:07am
9 pounds 1 ounce and 20 inches long

Logan was another planned and scheduled C-section. Jen's original due date was January 6th, 2010 - so the 28th of December was 9 days early. The doctor could justify the pull in due to the size they estimated Logan to be (by ultrasound and belly measurements)....and after the delivery and hearing his stats - we are kind of glad that we went with the 28th of December.

Our day started by arriving at the hospital at 5:15am - our surgery time was for 6:30am. We were pleased to learn we had the same anaesthesiologist as we did with our delivery with Zach - a nice older gentleman by the name of Bob (turns out this is his last week of work before retiring!!). Everything about the prep prior to the surgery was the same as with Zach. The first incision started at 7:01am (so much for a 6:30am surgery time, eh?). Six minutes later Logan was born.

The doctors had a hard time getting Logan out of Jen's belly - he had some seriously broad shoulders and as we learned a bit later was NINE POUNDS. It also turns out the umbilical cord was wrapped around Logan's neck - so if Jen had decided to try VBAC, it would have ended up with an emergency C-section.

Dustin left the operating room with Logan - they take the new babies to the nursery to clean them up and check them out. The pediatrician and nurses kept saying Logan was "grunting" - meaning his lungs still had fluid in them and were trying to compress. So they ended up putting Logan on some type of breathing machine that had positive air pressure which was suppose to dry out his lungs and help prevent them from shrinking. They also took x-rays and had the respiratory specialist check things out to make sure there were no abnormalities with Logan's lungs.

So SIX hours after Logan's birth - he was brought into Jen's room and she was FINALLY able to hold the newest addition to our family!


Jen M said...

I'm so happy that things turned all right in the end .Logan looks very healthy.. That's what is most important. I hope your doing well Jen. Congrats!

Kelly said...

What an excellent post Christmas gift you got! He's the cutest! Congratulations!