Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Our Basket of Love

I would like to commend all of you out there that post updates shortly after having a child. It is not easy. I find myself using every spare minute to catch up on some Z's.
Hence, I will be brief. 
[Our family with the best doctor ever- don't mind my bulbous face, the fluid retention is gone and I actually got my wedding ring on for the first time in 4 months- we celebrate the small milestones in our house]

I didn't exactly have a good look of Drew till perhaps day 3. Days 1 and 2 I couldn't keep my eyes open long enough to actually examine each of his cute tiny features. When my hematocrit plummeted to 17 due to blood loss the only option was a blood transfusion or weeks of hibernation, iron pills and constant dizziness. I opted for the blood transfusion. And then another one as well. Two transfusions later I felt like a new woman. (Or man, depending on whom that blood came from) And finally felt like I could physically recover from the c-section.
Drew was born perfectly healthy with a nice set of lungs from all the steroid shots. He had a "blue spell" on our first night there which basically meant he stopped breathing and turned blue. An x-ray determined a large gas bubble in his stomach which must have really been driving him crazy-- to the point he held his breath long enough to turn into a smurf. 
We are enjoying having him in our home and are getting use to the demands of a little one. We are so grateful for all the prayers rendered on our tiny family's behalf.

34 comments:

Aaron & Stacey Salmon said...

Drew is so stinkin cute. I want to hold him so bad. Hope everything is going well. Love you guys.
SS

kjerstina said...

Let me comment before the masses find this post and you have 80 comments. He is beautiful! We are so happy for you, and that our sons share the same birthday. That is a sign they are destined to be friends. Or at least bond eating cake together.

Casey said...

DAH! Those picture are so precious! Such a handsome little guy :) Glad you're all healthy and home... and done with that bed rest business!

KandyJill said...

He is SO CUTEEE!!! What a little charmer! Hope you are recovering well! I love you

Lana Dawn said...

he really is so cute!

Love you!

Lu and Bran Muffin said...

Sara, this post makes me melt. i love him and i haven't met him yet. i'm so glad to finally here some of the story. Call me one of these days. i love you!

Jason and Shannon Salmon said...

Love the pictures of him. He is so cute. Can't wait to meet him. Glad all is well. Love ya!

Meg said...

oh my gosh he is cute!! I could say he is the cutest baby ever but you two are probably saying that!!!

mb said...

holy moly. I felt a little sting of tears trying to force themselves out of my eyeballs (I gulped and pushed those little suckers back into their ducts because I am at work and my coworkers are all men and having a woman cry may or may not freak them out) because he is so CUTE! and I'm SO happy for you guys! You are parents! AH!

Taylor said...

Wow! He is absolutely perfect. Almost makes me want another one. Almost. Congrats again you guys! For like the thousandth time.

Whittney and Ryan said...

oh Sara i am so happy for you guys!!! These pictures made my day i love him and i love the choice of name! congrats you two!!!

Lindy Salmon said...

I LOVE the second to last picture. He is really cute, you did a good job! I hope your recovery goes quickly.

Erin said...

Cute pictures :) Drew is soooo HANDSOME!!! Hope your feeling well, and hopefully you will catch up on sleep a little bit :P YAYA!!!

US WEEKLY said...

HE IS SOOOOO HANDSOME!! I am a fan of Bald babies only cause that is what I have, he actually has way more then what mine had, good JOB. We are so happy for you! xoxo

Jenna said...

i'm so happy you guys are home! those are great pictures of drew!

The Radmall's said...

I love him!! Those pictures are so cute! I'm so glad you guys are safe and happy and home!

byufish said...

I'm going to work tomorrow!! Maybe Thursday I'll stop over. Need to make sure I have gotten rid of ALL the germs!! Love ya...and that baby is one beautiful little boy! Can't wait to go on walks with him and his mom!!

Tara said...

Ok, I'm pretty much SO excited I get to brag that I already got to meet and hold little Drew! He's SO darling Sara!!! I'm glad I got to see you both before I left again because I have NO clue when I'll be back up! Hope that recovery goes well...take all the pictures you can, he won't be that little for long! Enjoy it all and take advantage of that c-section recovery as LONG AS YOU CAN!!! Love you!

Rach said...

MORE pictures PLEASE!! He is so ADORABLE. I'm so glad you are feeling better, it's amazing what those little angels put their mommy's through while trying to get here! I'm so excited for you and of course his name couldn't be better!! We love any Drew around. Good luck getting some sleep, I wouldn't count on it for a few months at least:) I hope that you have one of those "good sleepers" I never got one of those:) I love you, I wish I was there to meet him in person. I want your address, I'll email you.

brittany said...

Congrats! He is quite the handsome little fella

G.O. Garrison said...

Yay! Congratulations. He is so cute!! I am happy for you guys!

-Olivia (you know...Laura and Mary and Travis' friend :)

John and Emily said...

He is the most beautiful baby i have ever seen! I can't wait to hold and snuggle him. I am soooooohappy for you guys! You are one lucky mama! LOVE YOU!!

Valerie Christensen said...

Beautiful baby. Love the pictures!

Chris said...

Congratulations Sara and Spencer! He is so amazing! Can't wait to come and see you guys! Sara sleep as much as you can to recover from the surgeries and enjoy your sweet,sweet boy.We love his name, it fits him so well. Love you guys!

Mackay Family said...

Drew is so precious! Congratulations again! I hope you are doing well with your new little one. Get all the rest you can!

Paige said...

I am IN LOVE with this baby! Im so glad i got to see him before i left haha. im so proud of you sara! welcome to the mommy club, best club you will ever join.

likeschocolate said...

Congratulations on your new addition. He is adorable. I am glad you are feeling better too. Enjoy him because they don't stay little forever.

Diane said...

Drew is supremely precious. I am so very excited to meet him. Love you. Aunt Diane

Kay said...

Sooo cute! Love the pics! Don't you love blood transfusions? I was down to a 15, but then after they gave me a couple units I felt like a new woman! I can understand a vampire's point of view : )
He's so precious- you are so blessed. Enjoy every one of these sleep deprived moments because they will pass all too quickly!!

Brown Family said...

Congrats you two! We are so happy for you. Drew looks wonderful!
Love, Nate and Alissa

Bonnie said...

wow that post was totally worth the wait!! He is adorable! I can't believe you have pictures of him already! I totally don't remember Matt for the first day, I don't remember nursing for the first time or anything! You did great Mama!!

Kaiti Klara said...

you are the cutest little family!!!

melissa said...

ummm i am like squealing. in my room. alone. i love drew sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much already. i love you. you're amazing.

A&K said...

I hope you are starting to feel better! They are soo time consuming but I am sure you are just loving every moment. I love the photshoot pics, he is so precious! Good work Sa! I love Drew already!