Friday, April 30, 2010

He's Here!


I had my baby yesterday evening. We have decided to name him Mitchell. He was 6 pounds even and 21.5 inches which is really big for being that early. I had an easy labor and delivery and I'm grateful it went so smoothly. As soon as I had him, the doctor handed him off to the NICU through a window and they started working on him. He is doing really well all things considered.


He has red sores on his face from where they had to tape the tubes to him. He is not really ready to nurse but he is trying. I'm pumping and he is getting my milk through a tube. I think it's going to be at least 2 weeks in the NICU and I don't know yet whether I'm going to try to stay at the hospital with him or come home and drive back and forth. It kind of depends on if he starts nursing.

I love this little animal:

P.S. Check out my new header! Thanks to my super talented friend Heather who had this ready for me the day he arrived! Heather is doing a full Iron Man triathalon tomorrow. She's amazing.

59 comments:

Carolyn said...

He's beautiful Brooke! Congratulations! That's a pretty good size for being so early!!! I hope you are both home soon!

Denise said...

He is So sweet. And SO big! I'm glad that he is doing well, all things considered. We are thinking and praying for you guys.

I LOVE the header, I wouldn't have even noticed the change if you didn't mention it.

Liz said...

So beautiful....gorgeous! I hope he can come home soon!

Liz said...

Get all the rest you need before you come home! Please let us know if you need ANYTHING!

Jessica said...

Congrats! All that hair! He is beautiful! Let me know if you need anything or need to send your kiddos over to my house so you can go to hospital. Please, don't hesitate to call!

The Mostess said...

I was expecting a teeny tiny thing--you gots a full size baby going on there!

Good luck with everything over the next few weeks. We will keep you in our prayers!

He's so cute, and I love the name!

Sarah said...

Congrats Brooke! He is so cute. Glad to here he is doing well. Good luck with your new transition to 4. I will be thinking of you! Oh, love love love the kitchen. Can't wait to see it in person... in a few months. =)

Sara said...

welcome baby mitchell! he's soooo cute. congratulations and good luck on the next few weeks!
if you have a minute, enter the giveaway on my website for a baby blanket!

j3and12002 said...

Congrats Brooke, he is a handsome little man! I'm so glad that the delivery went well, sad they had to take him from you right away.

I love the name! I can't believe his is such a big boy!

Congrats again!

Lisa

Kimmie said...

YEAH!!!Im so glad to know he is here and things went so well. He looks fabulous....no O2????AMAZING!! Feeder and grower, huh?
Now you can breath a little...good luck with the whole nursing/NICU thing...not fun, but SO worht it, especially for these babies!

Elizabeth said...

Yaaaay Congratulations on the wonderful gift of Mitchell! Excellent news that he isn't too tiny... I hope he starts to feed and grow like a champion and that you are out of NICU and the hospital and home with the fam very soon. He is just gorgeous with all that hair. Splendid work Brooke.
Ex
PS the new header is fantastic ... shopping and a new bubby all the fun things :-)

Natalie said...

hooray! i've been waiting all day for the news. LOVE the double chin, and the name. imagine how big he would have been....
hope you both recover well and he's out of the nicu in no time!

Terra said...

Just fabulous! And you look great. Sorry the tape left little marks...I am so happy for you!

Jacqui said...

Congrats, Brooke!

Josh and Brittney Engel said...

Congrats!! I hope he gets to come home soon!! I'm sure your older kids are going to love him!

Amy M. said...

Oh my goodness. He is honestly one of the cutest newborns I've ever seen! Love his hair and little face! That's wonderful that he is so big for 34 weeks! Good luck these next few weeks with him being in the NICU and spending all that time in the hospital. Enjoy pumping. I got to the point when Ella was a newborn that I'd let down every time I caught a glimpse of the pump.

Jen (and her men) said...

awwwh, so sweet! glad he's here safely! :)

Christie said...

He is delicious. Congratulations!

Heidi said...

He is so cute and his name is darling! I can't believe all that hair! Glad you are both doing well.

Heather said...

He's so cute! Congratulations! I'm glad everything went well!

sarahw said...

Congratulations!! I've been dying to see the pics. He is absolutely adorable and I love the name you chose. I'm glad he is doing well and that the labor was relatively easy. Post more updates as they come.

D-dawg said...

Congratulations! He looks so big and chunky for being so early. I hope that means he is nice and healthy. I'm really happy for you- there is nothing sweeter than a new baby. I hope the next 2 weeks aren't too hard though. Logan had to stay for 2 extra days and I thought it was the worst thing of my life. Good luck and keep us posted! Love your new kitchen so much!

Chuche said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Mitchell is quite the handsome little man! I am so happy for you!

Chuche said...

This is Em, not Chuche!

Dave & Kami said...

Congrats!!! He is soo cute and i love all of his stylish hair. Hope he can go home soon.

katie said...

Little Mitchell melted my heart the instant I saw his picture! He is adorable!! I'm so grateful everything went so well too. I am so excited to meet him!!

1LDSmom said...

He is beautiful! Congratulations!

Kathryn said...

What a love. Best of luck! So glad he's here safe and sound!

Shelly B. said...

Oh Brooke! He is DARLING! I LOVE that hair! Congrats! Praying he can come home soon!

Melissa Walker said...

Congratulations! He is very cute and makes a great addition to your family! Hope you all come home soon!

shelby said...

he is beautiful! He has so much hair...and he is big for so early! I hope all goes well...I will keep you and him in my prayers! Good luck! And Congrats!

Toria said...

Congratulations- I hope his NICU stay is short! Impressive that you had a decent sized baby so early- he's adorable.
Mitchell is a great name.
I'm so glad you family around you to help.
I think his newborn photos should be talken in your new kitchen- that sink- I'm in LOVE!

alexandra said...

Wow, that little guy doesnt even look like a preemie at all! He is just precious, too. I love all the hair he has. I am so glad that he is doing so well and that he is such a good size. I hope that the pumping passes quickly and he gets the hang of nursing soon. ps I love the name you chose. Very very cute.

Lisa Cannon said...

Congratulations Brooke! He is darling and I love the name and his hair. So cute! I hope he's not in the hospital long and he nurses soon.

Justin said...

Congratulations to you all!! He is beautiful and you look pretty great yourself. Nice job. Although it is scary to have him in the NICU, you lucked out not having to go another 6 weeks!! Lucky!! I hope all goes well and you all can return home soon. Happy day!
BTW, love the kitchen too!

Julie said...

Although my hubby is very sweet and kind, he did not leave the above comment. That came from me. I didn't realize I was logged in as him. So congrats from all the Williams family!

Kim said...

He is darling! I am happy that you both are doing well! Keep us posted.

Linda said...

I'm so glad you got these pics up. I was going to send an emailed photo to as many as I could. I'm so lucky to be one of the few who has actually seen little Mitchell for real. He is TINY!!! The photos lie - they make him look so much bigger than he is. And, if possible, he is even cuter than the photos - HE IS GORGEOUS! (I'm grandma!)

Jill said...

Oh my goodness, how exciting, congratulations!!!!!!

Julie said...

I'm so relieved things went well. I've been praying for you and thinking of you a lot the last few days. Welcome to 4! It is truly a wild ride :)

Dave and Christine said...

He is adorable! Congratulations and good luck. I also absolutely love the name Mitchell.

Anonymous said...

wow you even changed your blog cartoon picture, too cute! Praying for baby and momma (and family), take care, congrats!

Mandee said...

He's a beautiful baby Brooke- love his dark hair! I am happy you are both doing well- praying he comes home soon! Love you!

Linde said...

He is so cute!! So very happy for you. Good luck with the feeding thing...he is just darling.

Isn't it amazing how little they start out? I hold Jacob now and remember those first few days sitting at night in the rocker in his room and how little he was!

jrushing said...

He is adorable! Congrats and I hope things go smoothly for you to both come home.

lindsey said...

Congratulations! :) He is ADORABLE! I hope everything goes well from here on out!

marta said...

absolutely adorable, hoping everything is going well for your sweet family. he is so cute and i love his name too. congrats to you on a new bundle to love.

Ashley said...

Oh he's darling, congratulations! Sending prayers your way that he comes home soon! I can't imagine having to leave a baby at the hospital.
So glad I got to meet you the other day!

Megan said...

He is so cute! Look at that hair and how he looks just like Sam. He's a big guy for being so early -- what a blessing. He's in our thoughts and prayers. Stay tough, little Mitchell! Good luck to you, too, through your next few crazy weeks. I'll be thinking of you. You'll be great.

WHITE said...

Congrats...he is adorable! Thanks for sharing the cute pics! Hope you get to bring him home soon.

Laura B. said...

Congratulations Brooke! We'll keep both of you in our prayers and hope you can bring his cuteness home soon!

Marni said...

Congratulations. He is adorable! I love the dark hair.

Jenn J. said...

Congratulations! He's got some super cute hair. I'm glad everything went well and hope it continues to go great. Good luck with everything!

Tony and Marissa Davis said...

congrats brooke! :) i hope everything is going well with you two!

joslyn said...

such a cutie! he is good size for that early. hope he comes home soon. lola had a "nose hose" (that's what my husband called it) for 10 wks. i hated changing that tape on the face. i was SO happy when it was out.

congrats congrats!

Anonymous said...

I know they say you really can't tell at this point, but I say he looks like Sam's twin! You and Sam must be so relieved and happy! Prayers to everyone!!!

nic said...

He is so darling. I love all of his dark hair. So cute. I am glad to hear he is doing well and your labor and delivery went so smoothly. Congrats. So fun to have another little one around. Hopefully he will get to come home soon. The header by the way is cute.

Ashley said...

These pics are darling but he is even so much cuter and tinier in real life. I am jealous that you get to spend a lot of time just snuggling that tiny guy. He makes me really excited to be having another furry little boy. Hope he learns to eat soon! And by the way I was totally lucky the timing worked out that I got to see him only 2 days old!

sheryl said...

I was away for the weekend so I am sorry I am so late in sending love and congrats! Tell us more details. What complications are keeping him there. Lungs? Any heart issues? Billi/jaundice? ....
How are you emotionally? It is easy to say this too shall pass but it does not make the moment any less stressful! I hope you are o.k. and the rest of the family is o.k. He is a beautiful baby! He does not even look premie in the photos. Did your others have so much hair?