Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!

Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!
Busy as can Be--2 Years Old!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Brandt's Birth







Brandt's actual delivery was very smooth. Although the doctors moved my c-section earlier in hopes of not getting "bumped" for an emergency, we still had to wait through an emergency delivery and then a problem for the NICU staff. I was amazed at the coordinating to get the operating, anesthesiology, and NICU teams all available at the same time. But once they told us to "roll" I left for anesthesiology a little before 11:30 and they had him out by 11:49! I was the most awake for this surgery out of all 3 of my c-sections, and they held him up for me to see before they handed him away to the NICU staff. As a patient, I really appreciated the OBs talking to us throughout the process and letting us know how everything was going, plus they let me keep my glasses so I wasn't legally blind throughout!!

The stabilization room here is connected to the OR, and we could hearhis screaming a good part of the time. The doctors assured us that was a good sign for lung development, so it did our hearts good to hear that music . . . since he got to intensive care all of his nurses have already told us he has quite the temper and loudest set of lungs currently in the unit, but they are all happy to hear it as well. They said it will help any heart baby to have such a fighting spirit :-)

So they whisked him away, finished stitching me up, and then sent myself, Daddy and my Mom all back to recovery, where they brought him to us in an incubator. We could all touch, but not hold. He is gorgeous--sorry can't be objective. Even the pictures don't do justice to how soft and perfect and pink his skin was. We are all goners . . . they told us he had scored 9s on his Apgar and was breathing on his own. Had he not been diagnosed in utero, there would not have been much if any indication of the heart defect . . . absolutely mind boggling.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, Lindy, I think he may be even more gorgeous than my girls were! I'm not sure I've ever seen a prettier baby!

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  2. Girl, I don't care if you're objective or not... this boy has to be the cutest and most handsome little thing I've ever seen (after my own two little ones, of course).

    I'm so glad to hear the delivery went well. It sure is music to the ears to hear that little cry! Praise the Lord for His goodness and blessings! I am totally bummed you didn't get to hold him for a few precious seconds after he was stabilized before he went up to the PCICU, though...

    Looking forward to watching your journey unfold and am continually lifting up you and Brandt in prayer.

    God bless!
    Kathy

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  3. He's beautiful! Praise the Lord for a safe delivery and a good set of lungs and a healthy temper for Brandt!
    Amy

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  4. So glad to hear everything went so well with your beautiful boys birth. I found your page from Chase's page. My daughter is 11 months old and has HLHS. We will be praying for family and looking forward to updates!
    Heart Hugs,
    Jenny (Aly's mommy)

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  5. Christy NicholsonMay 26, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Sitting here with tears in my eyes as I read this! So glad he seems to be so well now. Praying things go smoothly through each step of the process. He is such a cutie! Excited to see how God works in wondrous ways through your little "beacon" of light!

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  6. We are so glad Brandt was delivered safely. We were praying hard. We will continue to pray in the days ahead. Remember, "His grace is sufficient."

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  7. God is truly amazing past all understanding. With 9's on the Apgar, how would you have know that this child was so sick? He is too beautiful to know! Thank you God!

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  8. So glad to hear Brant is doing so well, all things considered! Very encouraging. We will keep your family in our prayers.

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