In case you didn’t hear from email, or Facebook, or Twitter, or Flickr, our precious little “Lentil” arrived yesterday! He was born at 7:35 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and 20 inches long. Everyone is doing wonderfully.
Lots of you have asked whether you could bring us a meal when we get home. That would be awesome — the perfect gift for us. Katie Fox is organizing the meal calendar, so if you’re interested, please email her to let her know. And thanks!
Thanks again in rejoicing with us in the expansion of our family. We are blessed!
posted: 10 June 12
Just a quick update, since quite a few of you have written and/or called to see how I’m doing:
My blood pressure’s still high, but nothing else seems to be the problem. They held on to me for monitoring for a couple hours, but I don’t have any signs of preeclampsia, praise God. They did an ultrasound, and baby’s doing great. So… I go back in on Tuesday, and if my blood pressure is still high, they’re moving up the delivery date to this upcoming Friday.
Kabob would love this, since it’s June 11 — his birthday is July 11, and Chick’s is February 11. He thinks that’s cool. I think it leaves Garbanzo and I out in the cold.
posted: 10 June 5
Just a quick little update… Everything went perfectly with Garbanzo’s tubes this morning. We started a timer from when he was taken away to anesthesia, to when the doctor came out in the waiting room to let us know everything went fine with his surgery — it was 8 minutes.
The doc said there was actually even more fluid than he originally thought, and that it was really old. We talked about probable causes, since Garbanzo has hardly had any ear infections or even complained about ear aches. One idea is flying. We fly a lot (and far distances), and there could have been one occasion where his ears just never “popped,” and they’ve been building up fluid ever since. It would have been quite awhile ago, since it seems like it’s affecting his speech — possibly back in October ’08 when we traveled to the States. My ears are horrific when we fly, so who knows…
Either way, the little guy should already be hearing much better. He is his normal sweet self — just a bit groggy after first waking up from anesthesia, but then hungry, happy, and ready to play. It was really cute seeing such a tiny guy in a hospital gown, waiting on a hospital bed.
From his surgery, we went straight to my weekly OB appointment. Everything’s fine, except that my blood pressure’s kinda high. I’ll go in again this Friday to get my blood pressure checked, and if it’s on the high side again, he said he’ll move up the delivery date. That would be awesome.
My blood pressure’s normally on the low side when all is normal, so even a bit on the high side is kinda unusual. But nothing to worry or panic about.
posted: 10 June 2