Friday, March 15, 2013

Noah Dale Fieber

10 lbs 4 oz
22.5 inches

Now that he is almost two weeks old, I figured that I should talk about his birth story.  We had hoped to do a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarian) with Noah but the condition was that I had to go into labor on my own by March 4th.  We waited and waited with contractions that never became regular.  March 4th came and we headed in to do another c-section early in the morning.  I was a little disappointed but happy to be able to meet him finally!  The epidural went in great and soon we were headed back to get that baby out.  He was out within 15 minutes of getting in the operating room and let out a good scream to let me know he was ready to go :).  I couldn't believe that he was 10 lbs 4 oz!  I thought for sure he would be around 9 but never imagined passing 10!  He had a few breathing problems at first because there was a lot of fluid in his lungs.  They put him on a CPAP machine for about 6 hours and then I finally got to hold him!  
I learned later that Heavenly Father was really looking out for me with this delivery.  Apparently the weight of little Noah and other factors caused my uterus to become thinner than usual.  The doctors were pretty surprised about it and told me multiple times that it was a blessing that I had not tried a VBAC.  If I had the most likely ending would have been a uterine rupture which would have meant no more kids or the worst case scenario could have been bleeding out.  I am so grateful that the Lord knows what he's doing even when I have my "plan".     
 We weren't sure what we wanted to name him at first and were mulling over about four names (Noah, Thomas, Luke and Jackson).  After we finally got him out of the NICU, we spent a couple of hours together and decided on Noah.  His middle name is Dale, my dad's name, and I love it!  It fits him perfectly and we are enjoying his "littleness".
 He is a pretty chill baby and loves to eat, poop and sleep.  He really only cries, so far, when he's hungry or naked.  Diaper and clothes changes are a riot to watch :).  You'd think he was being shoved into a tub of ice water sometimes.
Steven loved seeing him at the hospital and wanted to hold him and give him kisses while telling us each of his body parts!  Now that we are home, there is some adjusting going on but he seems to be more frustrated with me rather than Noah.  He is such a sweet boy and he's learning with me!  Being a mom of a newborn and a toddler is definitely not a piece of cake but it's getting better and we're revamping our old routine everyday.  I'm enjoying my boys and still can't believe I have two kids... holy cow!  
 Here are some cute newborn pictures for your viewing pleasure!

 Look at those chubby cheeks and those fat rolls!

 My two boys posing nicely for the camera!  I wish it would have turned out that simply :).