Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hannabert, Hannah, and the Horn

Well, little Hannabert arrived on Feb 11, 2011 at 3:17pm after a most unusual delivery.  I was induced the night before and my waters broke naturally but apparently epidurals and I do not like each other at all.  Something, according to the anesthesiologist, about unusual anatomy.

Hannabert arrived via c-section and weighed 7lbs, 6oz and 20n inches.  I was under general anesthesia so I didn't get to meet him in person for about 9 hours.  Grandpa B, who made it down for the delivery, was the first one after Horn to hold the little guy.

Hannabert spent four days in Special Care Nursery because of low blood sugar and, as the lactation consultant said, "failure to meet expectations" when it came to eating on his own.  Apparently he liked the feeding tube and the IV of glucose too much to bother sucking and swallowing.  Just as soon as he got on the right track, my blood pressure spiked and Hannabert and I got to stay an extra day.  

As of his two month check-up, Hannabert is smack dab in the 10th percentile at 9lbs 2oz and 22 inches long.