LaDawna came through surgery fine. They found the artery that needed to be closed up and cleaned it out. She isn't in the pain she was (I'm sure it has to do something with the drugs) they said I shouldn't extend her recovery any.
Lincoln's breathing is back to normal and he is eating fine. Actually he filled a diaper just for daddy last night when we got back to the room. The doctor has been in to "cut" him this morning and we'll spend the rest of the day in the room with him.
The day started normal enough. Lincoln was born today at 12.44. He was 20 1/2 inches long and 8lbs 12oz. Overall he is healthy.
Later this afternoon the doctor checked on him and he is breathing is too fast. He's got some fluid on his lungs still. According to the nurses this is not uncommon for a c-section. However because of this along with his temperature being too high we've not been able to hold or feed him since leaving the recovery room.
Then about 6 p.m. tonight LaDawna began feeling some serious pain around her incision. Her doctor came up and looked at her and she has a blood clot and has lost a lot of blood. They have put her completely under to open her back up clean up the blood that has leaked inside and find the cause if they can.
They say this is not uncommon but all combined along with history we are on edge to say the least. We ask you pray for us that all comes under control and tomorrow we can hold our new boy.
Thanks to John Vaughan for making the correlation between me and my new hobby of taekwondo, he has called me Kung Fu Panda...To be honest it kinda fits. I'm soft, round and cuddly like a panda and soon i will be well versed in the martial arts.
Sitting in the waiting room at the hospital I can't help but reflect back on the last year and a half of my life. It was just Febrary last year that God gave LaDawna and I our son Levi. 6 months later we flew across the country for an interview that all around looked like an ideal opportunity. However after praying about it we just didn't feel like that was where God wanted us. At the time it really made no sense.
Then a few weeks later we found out we were expecting another child. And now a year later we found out the company I interviewed with is broke and has laid off most of its staff. God's grace and mercy is so good.
This past March I took a position with a new company, working for an old boss and friend. Tomorrow we will have our next baby boy, Lincoln. So as I sit here and reflect I am humbled that God sees beyond my faults and loves me enough to entrust me with the family I have, a job I love and people I enjoy sharing life with.
To my family and friends, thank you for choosing to live life with me.
P.S. Love that I can do this entry from my iPhone. Typepad mobile rules.
Our son Lincoln is scheduled to be delivered this Thursday at Noon. I'm so excited about having another baby. Being a dad to one is a blast; now that is going to be doubled. Although many have told me it is double the work as well. I know my life is about to change DRASTICALLY again but it is worth it.
Ok so confession time (for those who know me this won't be surprising).
I love NFL football and fantasy football and most of all the KC Chiefs. I love watching live baseball and am a StL Cardinals fan. Growing up I played sports all through high school. But I was also in the first ever internet class offererd at my school and loved to read.
So today I'm putting it out on the table - I'm a techy nerd and fantasy/sci-fi geek. A list of things I own that have forced me to come to grips that I am a geek:
Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit,
Leather bound edition of LOTR
Special editions of the LOTR movies
2 sets of the Star Wars Trilogy Movies (VHS and DVD),
I have played world of warcraft for the last 3 years (I have a 70 Hunter, 70 Priest, 49 Paladin, for the Horde and a 46 Alliance Shaman).