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.