Well our little boy is finally here! It has been a whirlwind week to say the least, and I feel like I have run a marathon. I have so many things I want to share, but there is just no time right now. My days are filled with pumping, going down to see our little (big) guy in the NICU, visitors and trying to keep the family updated on how Griffin is. But we are settling in to a nice routine.
Soon I do plan to share my birth story, but I think I have a lot more processing to do over that whole experience before I can share a ton. I feel like I experienced three births. Ha!
Griffin ended up in the NICU shortly after birth because he was showing signs of a breathing problem. They put him on a breathing machine called a CAP and he was doing great. He breathes a little harder than he should, but nothing crazy. So as we have been here longer and they have been able to test things and assess everything, we have found out Griffin has meningitis. He was started on an antibiotic shortly after birth, so he is well on his way to recovery now. He will have to be on these antibiotics for 14 days, so we have 11 days left. If all goes well then he should get out on August 1st. But with these types of things, anything can happen so it is important to take it a day at a time.
Griffin does not look like a sickly baby. He was 8 lbs 4 oz and 21" long when he was born- he was a big boy for such a small momma! He has improved everyday and is not showing signs of sickness anymore. These are all good signs that the infection is on its way out soon!
I will give more details later but for now- here are pictures of my fabulous son (if I do say so myself!):