Friday, February 01, 2008

Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails...

...that's what Bun is made of--because he's a BOY!

After a surprising TURN of events on Thursday, Bun decided to head south for the winter. Our astute Family Physician, carpe-ing the diem, brought Aimee in last night for an induction. Three cytotec, one amniotomy, and a very well placed epidural later, we were very happy to meet...

BUN (AKA "the Golden Pig")

7#12oz
21"
Born at 10:11 AM Friday, 01 February 2008

Aimee did FANTASTIC--and, as a man who has seen more than his fair share of laboring women, I know of whence I speak! She is am amazing, wonderful, lovely woman who was a class act start to finish--what an outstanding job!

The ole Bun had a little trouble adapting to life on dry land--the technical term is transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN). Although something of a misnomer in his case, as he was not in fact tachypneic (translation = increased rate of breathing), he was grunting and his oxygen saturations were on the low end of normal, so he was rolled down the hall to the NICU for a little CPAP--think of it as tiny current of air blown into his nostrils to keep his lungs partially inflated and make it easier for him to breathe while his lungs sort themselves out. He'll probably be there for a few days, and then be home to begin his reign as fourth heir to the throne (a dubious distinction in this household at best). He's doing very well with the CPAP, and by far outweighs all of the preemies who make up the bulk of the NICU's population.

So, in your prayers tonight, please say one for the Bun...

...and one for the Mom...

...and accept the heartfelt gratitude of the husband writing this post (who apologizes in advance for the poor writing style--the original will be back soon!).

Love,

Aimee, Rob, Francie, Fiver, Sally, and BUN

22 comments:

  1. Yay Bun! Congratulations to everyone! Will be saying prayers for each of you. Blessings abound tonight!

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  2. Congratulations! And welcome to little Bun1

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  3. Congrats on your new arrival. I will pray for him that he gets out of NICU soon =)

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  4. Congratulations to all! I'm glad everything worked out, and I'm sure MR. BUN will be off the CPAP in no time. With continued prayers & gratitude that you have been blessed :)

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  5. Congratulations! Welcome to the world Bun!

    Epidurals. Gotta love 'um.

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  6. congratulations everyone! Can't wait to find out his real name!

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  7. I'm so glad he's finally here! A big congratulations to you! I hope he will be home soon.

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  8. YAY!!!
    Congrats to all of you!
    Prayers, love and hugs all around!!!

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  9. Congratulations! Hooray for the Bun! Whether Cinnamon, Sticky, or Baby, who can resist a Bun!

    Kudos to Mommy for her grace in limbo this month- love you, Aim:)

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  10. Congratulations! I am so relieved he was born without surgery. I hope his stay in the NICU is surprisingly short. Lots of prayers,
    Lisa

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  11. Anonymous8:30 AM

    Congratulations- We are so happy for all of you and we will all pray that his NICU stay is short.
    best wishes to all!
    The Whole Mirabella Gang

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  12. Congratulations on the arrival of Bun!! Hoping that everyone is healthy and home from the hospital soon.

    Hugs to all!

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  13. Congratulations!!! I'm so glad the wait is over and that everyone is doing fine. I'm sure he'll be an absolute "bun"dle of joy!!

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  14. Congratulations!! How exciting! Same thing happened with my last baby. She was turned and suddenly turned back and I was induced and it worked out well! Good job Aimee...and Rob....and Bun!

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS!! Welcome to the world baby bun. I'm glad that all went well. I'm sending prayers and hugs to all.

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  16. Welcome to the world! We'll pray for your little lungs! Congratulations to all!

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  17. Yea! I'm so glad he is here. We will be praying for all of you. What great news. Praise God!

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  18. Oh my goodness, how did I miss this?! Congratulations on that little BOY!!!

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  19. echoing what Karen said....

    and a belated congratulations!!

    :)

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  20. Welcome to Bun!!!! He's beautiful. I scrolled past the pix on my way to the announcement, now off to read...

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  21. Congrats on your newest model!

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  22. you know that i know what this is like. you are strong. WAY stronger than i, so i know everything will be fine with him, you, and the whole family. i love you!

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