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Friday, October 16, 2009

He's here

I would like to introduce the newest member to our family.

Baby Brother Z (BBZ) was born Friday, October 9th at 5:09pm (beat LMA's time by 6 minutes). Amazingly enough, I only had to push for 9 minutes!

At 9 pounds 8 ounces (again beating his big brother by 4 ounces at 39 weeks rather than LMA's 41 weeks), he was 20.5 inches long with a full head of hair.

Unfortunately, our first week has been very eventful. He began showing signs of jaundice on Monday afternoon. Thankfully, he did not need to be admitted to the hospital because his bilirubin level maxed out just below the critical mark.

As of today, he has been pooping and peeing, farting and burping like a champ. Hopefully his levels will begin to decrease and the yellow in the whites of his eyes will go away soon.

Big Brother LMA has been very good so far with the new addition. Because we have been needing to pump BBZ full of liquids, LMA was able to bottle feed BBZ. He looked like such a proud big brother. On the other hand, he has been screaming out of apparent frustration at Gramma and Mommy. Time outs have been put into order several times to put him back on track.

As a last note, I am so thankful that Gramma and Pop-pop were able to be here. Between taking care of LMA while Mommy and Daddy were staying at the hospital, to helping out with feedings to give me a chance to catch a few Zz's, I am so grateful to them.

I just can't wait to see my new baby grow.


AmyBow said...

what a sweetheart. post more pictures, woman! esp. LMA with BBZ!

Carl said...

Can't wait to meet BBZ in a couple of weeks!

Lori said...

I want to snuggle him! He's a beautiful baby!

How are you feeling? Bummer about the jaundice, but it sounds like you've got it under control.

I know you've got pictures of LMA and BBZ together and I can't wait to see them! It must be an amazing feeling for you guys to see your boys together.