Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Byron

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.He's 6 days old already, and I just can't seem to find the time even to check emails! So here's a quick update for anyone who checks this blog and doesn't already know...


Our little boy, Byron, was finally born, 8 days overdue, and after a 20-hour labor. All 3 of us are recovered and well, and adjusting to life as a slightly bigger but very different family. Nathan has gone back to work today, so Byron and I are living the quiet life today, and are just about to have a sleep... in fact, I think he's started without me...


The short story: I went in to see the midwives clinic, as I've been doing every Tuesday, being 6 days overdue. They found my blood pressure to be a little high, so they decided to keep me in hospital overnight for observation. Before long they had decided just to induce me and get it over with. lol.


Needless to say, I didn't sleep much, and labor started properly the next morning. I won't go into any details (so don't worry) but I will say that I ended up having an epidural drip at midnight, and Byron was born at 6:15am on Thursday, May 17. He weighed 3270 grams (which is 7lb, 3.5oz in the old measure) and was bruised all over his poor little face!


Nathan went home to catch up on some sleep, and I had a pretty nice sleep myself. After lunch he came back in and we rang all the relatives (except for Matt, who's phone was off or something, and Kelly, because we only had a $5 phone card). Nathan told all of them that there was a new baby, and he wasn't giving out any more details except in person! Gave me a laugh, and also enticed everyone in the family (but Kelly) to come in to visit us that day!


The only problem we ran into while in hospital was that Byron turned out to be rather more of a sleep-lover than a milk-lover. He refused to 'eat' quite a bit, and got a little dehydrated. But he was doing well enough to still go home on the 19th, after some checkup blood tests, and once he was home he started eating quite well. He had gone down to 3020g by Monday, and today he is back up to 3150. All good!


Today he got his first piece of mail... a huge box all the way from Auntie Kelly in America! So I decided that, if Kelly has already had time to post a parcel from California and put pictures of Byron on her blog, it was high time I sat down and wrote my own!


Now we're going to have a bit of a sleep...

5 comments:

Esther said...

He's still gorgeous (of course!).
I might have to come out and have another look at him sometime. Yes, I'll ring first and make sure it's a good time. LOL!

kelgell said...

Oh how funny!! I hadn't heard Nathan made them come in to find out the details. What a laugh! Very funny. Glad to hear he's doing well. Wish I could have a cuddle and a look.

Charlie said...

Congratulations TamBam! You guys did good! I just can't wait to meet the little man!

Old little Bro. said...

Just a quick note to your comment "Gave me a laugh, and also enticed everyone in the family (but Kelly) to come in to visit us that day!"
We would have come and visited anyhow, believe it or not we were excited about your first baby not just to find out his name. We might even like to see him again soon.

Vi said...

Congrats Tammy and Nathan!! I look forward to meeting him! He is very cute, and Kelly has emailed a couple other gorgeous pics as well!