Shannon Falls, August 2012

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My "Little" Man

The BASICS:
Born: 4/24/09 at 5:09 PM (so much for a lunchtime "expected" delivery by Dr. Sams!)
Weight: 9 lbs. 4 oz. (a far cry from the "smaller" baby we thought we were having; even the dr. was quite surprised when Hayden arrived!)
Length: 22 stinking inches! (I had either said he was completely stretched out for quite some time or he was incredibly long; it was both!)

Hayden William Ainsworth is perfect! He has a tiny, tiny, tiny hole in one chamber of his heart. The ped on call said he heard a heart murmur when he checked him out Friday night---I knew heart murmurs are fairly common. Due to me having group B strep, Hayden had a little bit of temp when he was born. If his temp had been 100.5, no other tests would have been run. Baby boy's temp? 100.6. Yep, 1/10 of a degree. So tests and blood work have been run since he got here, but all the levels that were slightly up are back to normal. We'll still be here through Monday since the ped wanted him to have a solid 48 hours of antibiotics. As of now, we're the only family left!

Hayden is content nearly all the time; the nursery nurses have loved him. Today he panicked for the first time when we couldn't get the food factory going fast enough. Yesterday, he ate well, but with long lengths inbetween feedings. The medicines and tests made him just want to sleep. He doesn't liked to be moved once he's settled and he hates the hat the hospital has put on his head! He won't be wearing many 0-3 month clothes, and we seriously have to reevaluate the shoe situation when we get home. He coos while he sleeps (just like David), and he is the spitting image of his daddy! We're using David's computer here at the hospital, so when I get home, I'll put pictures up as I can. He's fun simply to look at and admire and love!

5 comments:

Amy said...

Ooh, maybe I'll get to see him tomorrow before y'all leave. I am at OS again tomorrow, so maybe....

Robbie also had a small hole in his heart when he was born. Six weeks later, Dr. Troutman could barely hear the murmur any more, and by the time Robbie was 8 months old, the hole had completely closed up on its own. We were very blessed, as we hope you will be.

Enjoy every moment. The time flies so fast!

Love y'all,
Amy

Chas Ray said...

He sounds absolutely perfect!!! I'm so glad that everything is ok. I wouldn't worry to much about the heart situation because Austin was born with a hole in his heart (2 actually) and they closed up on their own. I can't wait to see more pics of the precious baby boy! I have him a welcome home gift in the making and will get it to you shortly.

Congrats Jamie and David!!!!

Claire said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see pictures. You have a little chunk on your hands. Hope his head wasn't as big as he is long and big! :-) Those holes in the heart quite often close up...enjoy your time as a family!

Anna said...

What a chunk! I know you are proud of him. I agree- he looks just like his Daddy. Congratulations! Enjoy the sleepy days while they last... they perk up quick enough.

Lindsey Grace said...

congratulations! jimmy and leisha sent out an email the other day to let us all know! i know ya'll are so excited! can't wait to see pics of the little guy!