Sunday, October 11, 2009

Grayson: Week One

Hello! Well, let me just say that time flies ALREADY! I can't believe that Grayson is a week old tomorrow. This past week has been challenging, but awesome. I had to get some help with feeding, but that turned out fine. Lactation Consultants really helped. Sleeping has been very minimal, but it's working out just fine... The deprivation hasn't really caught up to me yet. My Mom came in on Friday and has been a tremendous help. She has cleaned, cooked, changed diapers, rocked him, and whatever else she can do. Of course Jay has been amazing too. He has taken care of me and Grayson and continued to do so much around the house. I am so grateful to both of them. It is still a little hard for me to get around really quickly, as I am still kind of weak. However, I am feeling MUCH better and I get my staples out tomorrow. I will close with some photos from the last few days...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Grayson Parker Hightower

Grayson Parker Hightower was born October 5th, 2009 at 12:28 pm. He weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces and was 22.2 inches long.
Everything went according to schedule. I went into the hospital for pre-op at 10:30, wheeled into the OR around 12:00 and had a baby soon after. I recovered in PACU for about an hour, and then finally I got to go to my Mother/Baby room. I was a little groggy right after surgery because they gave me something to calm me after he came out... (I was just a little anxious!) After that, I had some itching from the morphine they put in my spinal, and just some gas pains and general soreness. Motrin has done the trick, though. I haven't needed anything stronger thank goodness.
The Pediatrician checked Grayson and said that he is perfectly healthy. He is nursing well and often. Usually after a C-Section you have to stay at the hospital for 3 days, but since we were both doing so well, they let us leave after two. I was so excited to come home where people weren't coming in every five seconds to bother us! Jay has been taking care of us, and I have basically just been a milk cow... feeding every two hours and trying to nap in between. When I don't use the break to nap, I try and shower or take a walk around the house. He smiles and opens his eyes really big at night when he is awake, and that is a lot of fun to watch. It's like he is studying me. So far: I feel good, I am incredibly happy, and I am very in love with this little guy. Every day is different and exciting. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the last few days...