He’s Here

First, let me apologize for the delay in posting this. The free wireless internet at the hospital blocks photo sites and blogs. Phillip Alan Eanes made his way into the world with a bang by c-section Monday September 10, 2007 at 9:22 AM. He weighed in at 7 pounds and 12 ounces and 21 and 3/4 inches long. He has a head full of hair and just seems so small compared to Sean. His blood sugar had dropped to 11 (VERY LOW), so he had to go on an IV for fluids. I was not allowed to get out of bed for the first 12 hours, so it was late Monday night when I finally got to see him. (As long as the baby has an IV, he cannot leave the nursery.) Tuesday morning I was finally able to attempt walking around and could again go down to see him. His blood sugar was still low, so the IV had to stay in. On Wednesday, the doctor decided that my blood pressure the night before was up a little, so I had to stay until Thursday. Thursday night they let me have a “courtesy” room since Phil was still unable to be discharged. It wasn’t until Thursday night that his insulin finally kicked in to stop working overtime and his blood sugar started to come under control. After a very long week, we are finally home Friday afternoon, and doing well. Because of Phil’s blood sugar, and the IV, he was very sluggish for eating so nursing is going slow, but I am pumping so he is getting bottled breast milk and formula at the present moment. Thursday night at the hosptial, it was the first night that Phil got to spend out of the nursery so he was able to nurse some, so it is getting better.

Well, now that I have spent a week in the hospital, there is a lot to catch up on here at the house with a new little one, who is about to wake up. I will post the link to pictures soon.

One last thing, Sean is so very much in love with his little brother that it makes my heart smile when I see them together. He is such a great big brother. And Thomas has been the best having to deal with being a single dad to an upset 5 year old (frustrated because he was not allowed in the nursery to see his brother) and to an emotional mom… How lucky and blessed I am to have him.

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