Friday, March 20, 2009

Preston Update

Well, I thought I would add some video links and photos for everyone to take a look at. Now, these are about a week old, all from last Saturday, but I figured everyone would be glad to see something. We will get some new stuff this weekend to add on as well.

Preston has been to the park a few times with Mom and Noah. They have been running lots of errands and things. He is still doing about the same, no real changes. He is sleeping about one setting through the night, normally from 10-2 or if Alix is lucky 4! He sleeps a lot during the day, but he is just enjoying life.

Noah is wanting attention and Alix is being Super Mom forfeiting sleeping to accommodate for Noah. Noah does love Preston and is very protective. He always wants to help and stop him from crying and always shares, so you cant ask for much more then that.

Besides that, things are going well. I try to help all that I can, but its hard working and helping. We are just plugging along and trying to change our lives to raising two kids, which isnt too bad!!!

Here are the links to the videos on You Tube:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Preston Sleeping

Well, I will try to make up for months of adding nothing to the blog by adding videos and pics when I can. So, I took a video of Preston's room and him sleeping. I'll add more tonight as he wakes up.

Videos of Preston

The Videos did not want to upload, a problem I think Blogger has a ton. So, I am attaching the links to you tube where you can see them.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Baby Preston has made it!!!

It was a very long day that started at 3 a.m. Alix was feeling some heavy contractions and by 6 a.m. we were on our way to the hospital. Alix had been dialated to a 3 on Friday and was at a 5 when we arrived. We assumed it would all go pretty fast, but the baby wanted to be stubborn like our other son. They gave Alix the epidural and broke her water, but it still took many more hours. There were some scary moments at times with the baby's heart rate dropping drastically, which we later found out was due to the cord wrapped twice around his neck. They though about a c-section, but Alix really waned to do this natural. They were able to stabilize Alix and the baby with some medicine and oxygen. Finally, after some much needed rest Alix made it to a 10. She tried to push for a bit, but the baby had not dropped enough for it to happen. So, in the meantime Alix's family came to visit and distract Alix. About 30 minutes later, she was ready. She pushed for probably a couple of hours including what she had already done, but the baby would just not come. Good friend of the family Dr. Mike Wagner was the one delivering, but even with the suction cup, he just didn't want to come out. After a long time, he finally had to help Alix and do some snipping to make room for the baby to come out. Instantly, he came out on the next contraction and I was there to pull him out. Man are they slippery!!!

The baby and mom are doing great. He is 8 lbs 9 oz and 21.5 inches long. A big kid. As big as Noah was at 2 months and we all know how big Noah is now! All in all it went fine with some minor complication. The suction cup did produce one nasty lump on the baby's head because he wouldn't come and he has little blisters and a huge bruise now. They say he must have a huge headache and I am sure he does. He didn't sleep for the first 6 hours until they gave him some tylenol. He's hurting!

Alix is doing okay, but they are keeping her for observation until Tuesday just in case as she has some complications down below. Nothing big, but always better safe then sorry.

As for me, I got to hold my two boys at the same time and it was quite amazing! A feeling I while hang on to for some time. Dont know if there is a greater feeling then holding someone who was just so recently a spirit with God. I look forward to many years of fun with my boys and especially when my dad comes down to play with them at the same time. It will be quite the party/plane flying event with two boys fling their airplanes by hand and Dad and Grandpa flying in the air.

Noah is excited and even chose to wear his "I am a Big Brother" T-shirt to church with the grandparents. He is aware of what has happened, but I think he will get the full grasp as he wakes up to the baby crying when we are all back at the house!

I tried to post some videos, but they were not working, so I will do that later today if I can. Enjoy the pics for now!!!