Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rave: D(elivery) Day

The day finally came. Finally. Fi-na-lly. We arrived at the hospital this morning in the dark, wee hours of the morning for our 8:30 c-section. And at 8:46, the doctor pulled out a squirmy 7 lb. 10 oz., 20 inch long little dude with reddish brown, slightly wavy hair. I will say that it felt more like I had been carrying around a 17 pounder, but even under the spinal anesthesia, it felt like a giant weight was wrangled right out of me.

After some minor harassment, they got him crying so he'd cough up some amniotic fluid that he'd accidentally swallowed. And that's about the last time we've heard him cry all day. He's a content, calm little man. He just wakes up and looks around. This was taken shortly after he was born--he already knew how to find his thumb and lodge it in his mouth. He's been doing it all day--I love it because it looks so cute even though I'll probably regret it when the orthodontic bills come rolling in one day.

So he'll sleep, suck his thumb a little, eat like a champ for as long as I'll let him and then quietly go back to sleep. We're hoping this is a pattern that continues....we shall see.  I, however, am not a content LITTLE anything. I'm swollen to 18 times anything that could be considered normal size and my carpal tunneled-arms and my exploding polska kielbasa feet are about to pop and feel like they're stuck in a red hot flaming fire. Six i.v. bags of fluid in a six hour period will do that, I guess.  I hope this is a pattern that DOESN'T continue for long.

And now I'm off to try to sleep in between being poked, prodded, and having the amount of my pee measured. Sheesh. Child bearing forces you to lose any sense of dignity. Sure janitor, come on in and empty my trash while all my business is exposed. No big whoop. Invite your friends, we'll have a party.

Here are some bad cell phone pics of the new guy  a few minutes old. We forgot our memory card reader for our camera so those pics will be coming later...

Trace Bowen Fielding
(No--it's not Tres or Traze or Tre$--he's not a rapper. At least not yet...)


16 comments:

aubrey said...

Awesome! He is so adorable, and I LOVE the name! Congrats you guys!

blindblogger said...

Congratulations Laura and Jeremy! I love the name, and I hope you recover soon. CUTE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Congrats indeed. Now get some sleep and enjoy the hospital time before you get home to the craziness!

He's precious.

Kimball and Marianne Larsen said...

Welcome, Trace! I'm glad all went well for you, Laura. I can't believe he's sucking his thumb already! It is pretty cute when they're so little. Take care and get some rest! We're happy for your family!

Andrea said...

Congrats, you guys! So thankful everything went well and that he is healthy. He is precious!

Kris said...

Congrats! And you said you wanted a little thumb sucker! He is perfect. We wondered all day how you guys were doing.

stephen and alainna said...

Hooray!!!! We're so excited for you! He's adorable. Doesn't he have your eyes? Can't wait to meet him!

Pamela said...

Congrats! I'm thrilled for you! Good luck with everything!

Deanna said...

No worries, we'll be able to recommend a good orthodontist when the time comes for Trace to need any work done.

Congrats again on another cutie!

Travis and Jamie said...

Congrats ya'll! Trace is a cutie for sure. I hear ya on the swollen body, bag of pee issues. So glad to know that I won't be going through the "joy" of another c-section. :)

Tom and Jen Loveland Family said...

Congrats! He is adorable! Hope he continues his little pattern . :)

Wendy said...

Congratulations Fieldings, you brave souls! :)

Much love,
The Boutons

Chris and Dianne Clan said...

Congratulations! He's so adorable and their pretty dang pics for a cell phone. The one of him sucking his thumb is absolutely precious!

I'm so happy for you and you have a beautiful family.

Julia Harman said...

Congrats! I had my son, Hayes, the same exact day via c-section too! He came out with blonde/reddish wavy hair too and does nothing but chill, eat, and sleep. Hope momma is recovering well.

The Richards said...

Congrats! He is so cute! I love the name Trace and that he is a thumb sucker. We love our thumb suckers at this house!!

Marnie said...

Hey Laura,
Congratulations on your new little man. What a cutie he is. I didn't even know that you were expecting. Blogging has taken a backseat for the last year or so and I am kind of out of the loop. I do enjoy your blog though and tonight very randomly decided to stop by. What fabulous news I found! Congrats again and I hope that all is going well for you.