Tuesday, July 14, 2009

3 LBS O' JOY


Where to begin.... little peanut decided he was done being cooped up in mama's tummy - I mean, it's Texas in July - who can blame him? Although we were only at 34 weeks, it was time to come on out. So, on Wed., July 8th we were admitted into the hospital to induce labor. On July 9th my doctors told me it was time. We were originally going to see how he tolerated labor, but the little guy didn't look like he was looking forward to that, (again, who can blame him?). So we went immediately into surgery for a C-section. Levi Matthew Montgomery was born at 9:40am, weighing 3 lbs, & 16.25" long. It was the most amazing thing I've ever been a part of. Amazing is an understatement. I don't even know a word that describes what it's like. I still can't believe that little guy was in me... that we made him!... that he was suppose to be in me another month or so! It's all so overwhelming.

We were so happy and relieved to find out he came out strong. He didn't need any assistance breathing, he's been eating well & sleeping well & peeing & pooping well. All the things he's suppose to be doing right now - he's a champ. We're so thankful for all the doctors & nurses who helped him, and continue to do so. He'll stay in the NICU for the time being. Hopefully not for long. This week he should be off of the IV & once that happens, he'll start gaining weight & before you (I) know it, he'll be home with us where he belongs. But for now, I know he belongs at the hospital with all the best care. Not to say that it's been an easy reality to accept. In fact, it's the hardest thing I've ever done... having to come home & not bring him with us. My head knows all the things people have been saying are true... he's where he needs to be, he won't ever remember it, I'll have time to recover and get strong before he comes home... etc etc etc.

I'm still trying to convince my heart.


2 comments:

Colby said...

I remember that same feeling. I'm not one to wish time away...but it's hard not to in that situation. Hang in there Lisa.

Beth Soons said...

Oh Lisa..he's absolutely perfect in every way! I know it's hard to leave him at the hospital right now but take some time to get yourself healed and get some rest while you can! Before you know it you'll be sitting in that rocker for many hours at night while Levi eats and falls asleep on your breast! :) Welcome to mommyhood....it's the best job in the world. :) Love, Beth