Thursday, April 29, 2010

And baby makes 6

Without going into all the details, little brother graced us with his presence 4 weeks early, at 7:13pm on the 28th.  After the NICU (who is always called in on deliveries of this nature) signed off on him and his loving brothers and sister and Oma and Opa came to see him, he started to "grunt" more and things kind of went from there.  He was supposed to just be transitioned in NICU but when I called to check on him around 9:30 that night they informed me he was being admitted and treated for unstable blood sugar levels, breathing instability, inability to maintain his body temp and elevated white blood cells that pointed towards pneumonia.  They have him on antibiotics and after scaring us with all sorts of scenarios last night, today he pulled out his oxygen tubes and his NG tube (feeding) and has been showing a rebellious streak.  He is doing better, happy to show off his great hair and winning smirk.  We don't know how long he will be in the NICU, most likely a week or so.  Still no name, but he weighed 5lbs 8oz, 19 inches long.  Wish us luck, with health and agreeing on the perfect name.

9 comments:

Meghan said...

can we start bets on when he'll be out of that NICU? i am giving him 5.5 days. luck to you in those 5.5 days (or so).

Lucy said...

What a sweet little face. He looks like your grandpa Frank. Love the hair.

shannon said...

Congrats!! He is beautiful! We will pray for him!! Xoxo

Mike and Tia Fam said...

Congratulations Whit! He looks adorable and sounds like a character already. I hope his stay can be short. Good luck :)

Paige said...

I love him. He looks like Eli to me. Can I just name him for crying out loud? Bless his sweet little heart.

Rosalia said...

Congratulations! He looks so much like the McKean men, reminds me of Frank.

The Prince's said...

Whit I can't believe he is already here! I guess he couldn't wait to meet his family! Let us know when we can come by and see him. Love ya, he's so cute

katie t said...

xoxo

Natalie said...

Can't believe he is here....SOOOOO cute, I just LOVE newborns...enjoy! Glad you and baby are doing well! You are amazing...fun to see you today!