Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Day Our 3rd Miracle Came

Dominic Trey Haynes
Monday, April 13, 2009
7 lb 11 oz
20.5 inches long
1:38pm
Our little handsome




Grandma's first visit to the NICU


The girls came to visit me and thought the bed, tv and juice was the most wonderful thing

The first time Jaeden got to see her new brother


Monday morning I was getting the girls ready to go to the park and started having a lot of pain in my lower stomach and back. I thought I would sit down and take a break for a minute but the pain never went away. I called Dan and he said he'd meet me right away at the doctor's office. I dropped the girls off for what would be the rest of the day at my wonderful friend, Rushell's house, and then off to the hospital with full on contractions. We got to the doctor's at 11:30 and was admitted after 20 min of being monitored to have the baby at 1:38 pm. It was a fast delivery. I was thankful to have an epidural 5 min. before he was born. There was a lot of meconium in my water so they had to take him to NICU to make sure he hadn't swallowed any. He was gone for a little over 2 hours and was brought back to me to join me in our room. The nurse quickly discovered that his blood sugar level was too low and he was too cold so she took him to the nursery to sit under the heat. The nurse practitioner from the NICU came to the room hours later to tell us they took his blood and his red blood cell count was dangerously low. After ruling things out with x-rays and a CAT scan, they determined that he bleed into me in utero starting most likely weeks ago losing his much needed red blood cells. He had to have a blood transfusion and shortly after started getting coloring back and actually started to cry which we had not really heard yet. My mom flew to Texas that night she got the news about his blood. I will be forever grateful for her quick support. ( I LOVE YOU!) His oxygen level kept dropping and they hooked him up to an IV in case they needed to do other tests on him that required an empty stomach so he didn't get to eat until Thursday. We got to have him room in with us Thursday night and he did so well they discharged us Friday afternoon. My mom, mother-in-law and the girls came to bring him home. Jaeden and Avery were so excited to finally meet their new baby brother. It is so wonderful to be home!! Thank you to everyone for their prayers and support, we love you all.

18 comments:

Jessica Simonsen Howard said...

Congrats to you guys. Sounds like quite the delivery. I am glad that your cute little boy is home. I am sure the girls are going to be great helpes. Good luck with the recovery and adjusting to 3, you are such a cute mom.

The Zangs said...

Okay, I am such a sap because I read the title of your blog and just started to cry..."The Day Our 3rd Miracle Came" says it all. I am so happy for y'all! He is so perfect and you look totally GLAM in your picture with him :) You go girl!

Christina said...

I had no idea!! Congrats and I am SO happy all is well now! He is gorgeous, and you look amazing too! Big hugs!! I'll call you in a few weeks and see if you're up for a visitor! But email or call before then if you're up to it!! Love, Christina & family

mary said...

oh I love him!!! Those cheeks are the most delicious thing!! I am so grateful that he is doing so well, lots of prayers for the little man! I am so happy your little superman has finally joined your family. He is going to get more loves and kisses than any kid ever from his big sisters. I can't wait to meet him, you did awesome and you look amazing as usual! It's so fun to see the picture of Dan with his son! Love it! Love you all!!

Valerie and Christopher said...

he is beautiful! congratulations and glad it all worked out ok!

Christine said...

Congratulations Angie!!! Wow - what a stressful situation! So glad everything worked out and that everyone is happy and healthy!

Jeff and Rushell said...

I can't wait to see him! He is so cute and those cheeks are calling my name!

Lori said...

Angie, he is beautiful!!! He looks so much like Avery. I can't wait to meet my 5th nephew in July! I am SOOOOO glad that he is doing so well now! You look like you just stepped off the runway, not the delivery bed!

Mandolyn said...

Welcome "Haynes His Way"! We're so glad you scored a trey! He is beautiful and we're so glad he's home! Much love!!!

Janelle said...

Congratulations! He is so precious. We can't wait to see him.

Rachel said...

Congrats--I am SO glad everything is okay. And I loved that picture of your mom and Dan's parents and Dan playing Ring around the Rosy. Priceless. I need to come to Austin soon to meet your baby boy!

Ali Seaman said...

Oh, congratulations! What a little man! I'm so sorry to hear about all the complications... scary! I'm glad he recovered quickly and you had a short labor. Let me know how 3 kids is... on second thought, don't. I'll find out in a bit. What a beautiful baby!

Jess said...

congratulations Angie! He is absolutely adorable.

I love the title of your blog.... so sweet :)

Kriese Family said...

congrats! So glad he is doing well!!

Julie Allen said...

Congratulations on your new addition! He is adorable. I am glad to hear that he is doing better now:)

Mona said...

Wow, and who told you that deliveries get easier you the more kids you have?! Congrats. He is very handsome and I am glad that everything is ok!!

Katie said...

What a blessing the way things work out and that the way modern medicine is. I'm so glad he's doing so well and that you're all at home and he's healthy. I can't wait to meet him.

Dan and Merideth said...

I had no idea that you had a baby! he is so cute! congratulations!