Thursday, May 26, 2011

Welcome George Wesley!

Our long awaited little bundle has arrived! George Wesley Lumsden joined this world at 7:46 am on May 20 weighing in at 8lbs 12oz and 21 inches long.  He is just perfect! Big sister Isabelle is slowly adjusting to him. She really wants to help and is doing remarkable well considering the time he takes from me (leaving mostly just Daddy for her right now).  I am truly blessed to have such a perfect little family! :)

Birth story: I had a doctor's appointment Thursday afternoon and was dilated 2-3 cm.  The doctor said she didn't expect me to make it to my next appointment, and I guess she was right!  My mom flew in from Michigan Thursday evening.  We went to pick her up at the airport, picked up dinner, got home around 10pm, ate and went to bed.  I woke up at 3am to a really strong contraction and knew it was the real thing this time.  I only waited about 20 minutes to call the doctor because I knew it was going to be fast.  I woke Nick up and we were on our way to the hospital by about 3:30am.  We arrived at the hospital shortly after 4am. When we arrived, I was dilated to almost 4cm and in a lot of pain.  They admitted me and by about 5:30 am, I was dilated to 8cm.  The nurses were freaking out because the anesthesiologist was in the room next door redoing an epidural for another patient and they didn't think I would wait long enough to get one if he didn't hurry.  About 30 minutes later, I was at 9cm and the doctor said I probably wouldn't be able to wait for the epidural. Thank goodness the anesthesiologist came in and got me hooked up! However, I don't think the epidural really had time to set it because I was still feeling a lot of pain - especially in my left side, but it was enough relief for me to rest for a little bit before pushing.  Pushing was a lot more difficult this time around than I remember with Belle - but I couldn't feel ANYTHING with her.  I felt just about everything this time... However, after pushing for about 20 minutes, I had a perfect little baby boy in my arms!

The first 6 days with George have been a breeze.  He is such a content and good little baby. He rarely cries and is very alert.  He sleeps very well through the night - getting up only a couple times.  We are still having a little bit of difficulty breast feeding, but are getting used to each other and making progress!  George lost 12 oz in the first few days.  He had an appointment for a jaundice checkup on Monday and was down to 8lbs 0oz.  We had another appointment yesterday to check weight and he is up to 8lbs 1oz.  We will have another appointment next Friday for our two week checkup and are hoping for some more weight gain by then!

1 comment:

Life 102 said...

Congrats Hietikko!!! He's a beauty (c: My bundle will join us on Thursday or Friday (induction is thursday).