Wow, it’s been AWHILE since we’ve updated this site. Time to get back on it, yeah? Now that we have some news…
If you’ve called or emailed and we haven’t replied, apologies. We’re a tad overwhelmed right now…
…with our brand new boy!
The due date was the 2nd, but the little rugrat didn’t show up. An ultrasound to check him out measured him as “gosh, he’s pretty big” and only getting bigger, so Evgenya was induced early on Saturday morning and gave birth Sunday night at 6:50 PM.
Evidently most of labour is spent waiting in pain until you’re actually allowed to push. Who knew? When that time came, the midwife suggested we could wait another few hours and wait for more progress, to which Evgenya replied “nah, I’ll push him out now.” And then she did. In under an hour. I saw him come out!
All 9.1 lbs of ankle biter. Dude had a serious cone head!
The little guy had fluid in his lungs, so they moved him to the intermediate care unit where he could be poked, proded and hooked up to machines that go beep. They gave him extra oxygen and he’s doing better, breathing on his own now.
Unfortunately the follow-up x-ray what looks like pneumonia in his lungs, and when that happens they don’t mess around, they pull out the big guns. So now he’s there until Sunday, a little bundle of happiness in starched whites.
He’s doing fine, but it’s hard not to be home with him. You can’t connect with your baby the same way if he’s hooked up to tubes and monitors. You can’t just hold him without some cord popping out and a machine beeping at you reproachfully until you silence it. We just keep reminding ourselves that it’s temporary, he’s be fine and we’ll be home soon enough. All four grandparents are here, and that makes a world of difference.
Evgenya is such a trooper, I can’t believe it. You see your wife in a whole different light after she goes through something like this. I am positively in AWE of moms now. Oh my goodness, you guys rock! :)
More details as things get more “normal” (yeah. right.)
– Aaron, Evgenya & Keiki (he’ll get a name at the bris, until then he’s Keiki (”kid” in Hawaiian)