Update on Robin - the baby is here!
Hello, everyone! This is actually Robin's husband, Dan, posting on her behalf, since hospitals haven't quite clued into the fact that most moms wanna go ONLINE while they're in postpartum recovery (so she doesn't have net access).
Today has been a complete whirlwind, and I'll let Robin fill you in on all the crazy details when she gets home. (The full story is something to behold...)
Short version: Robin went into labor at 4am this morning (schedule c-section be damned!) that quickly progressed. Her water broke, the paramedics came and whisked her off to the hospital, where, at 5:18am, she gave birth to our wonderful and beautiful new son, Kieran Alexander.
Details of the birth:
- Kieran was breach, and Robin delivered him vaginally (!) in ONE PUSH (!!), without pain meds (!!!) within minutes of arriving at the hospital ER.
- Weight: 10lbs, 5oz
- Length: 21 1/2 inches
- Head: 15 inches
Robin is doing amazingly well. After spending a few hours in a recovery room, they put her in her own room and she went off her IV immediately, having started fluids and eating and all that stuff. She's walking around and has been with Kieran as much as possible.
Because of the enormous stress of the birth, Kieran was sent to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - he is having slight difficulty breathing, and they were initially concerned that he had aspirated meconium. Throughout the day, they've confirmed that isn't the case, his x-rays and blood tests and all that are fine, and his breathing is getting better every hour. They've been weaning off of the supplemental oxygen they gave him early on, and the respiratory therapist says he'll probably be off it early in the morning.
Other than that, he's doing very well...Robin is with him in the NICU and we're going to have grandparents (and me) come by tomorrow to hold him and give him as much human contact as possible when Robin is resting.
Benny is thrilled (and, admittedly, a little freaked out - the NICU is a scary place even to ME) and wants his baby brother and mama home as soon as possible. We expect that to happen within a few days.
I'm off to sleep!
-Dan, husband to Robin, daddy to Benny and Kieran