Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hello baby Robert Nesta!

Brief announcement Scott sent out...

Although not the relaxed home birth we had envisioned... Because
Erin was past her due date, she went to have a routine ultrasound
and they determined that she had very little amniotic fluid... So
after consulting with our midwife, we ended up going to the
hospital for monitoring and possible induction... After
monitoring and discussions with the doctors and midwife for
several hours, we elected to have the baby delivered by C-section
at 12:01am today (2/19) at 9 pounds, 4 ounces... Mother and baby
are doing ok... Erin is in recovery and baby in the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
(receiving oxygen and fluids)... They will be there for several
days...

Pictures will follow soon. Please send continued good thoughts and prayers our way. Robbie is getting very stressed and tachy trying to nurse and breathe at the same time. I think once my milk comes in it will be easier and he will not have to work so hard for a few drops of liquid gold.

2 comments:

Barb said...

I'm sorry things didn't work out the way you'd have liked. :( I wish we could all have lovely birth experiences!!!

Here's my best to Robbie. Get out of that NICU soon sweet baby!

And I bet you're right about the milk. Mine didn't have breathing problems after a few hrs and STILL got touchy about the colostrum.

Anonymous said...

Congrats and can't wait to see pics!

Jen