So, I’m in Disney on our fabulous Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip and Thursday morning I get a text that Beth’s water broke! The baby is 6 weeks early so the doctors had to decide to hold her off for a few more days or let her go into labor. They chose the latter and baby Kale Wyatt was born 10 hours later. Beth did fabulous and is recovering quickly. He is 5 lbs. 5.7 oz. and is 18 1/4 inches long. I think he’s pretty big for 6 weeks early.
So here’s the picture I received in a text at 5:30 Thursday night
I almost cried….Joel did cry. It’s so hard to be so far away when this miracle happens.
His lungs are underdeveloped so they gave him medication for that and he is ventilated. I don’t think they got to bond much yet as he was whisked off to NICU.
This morning…Friday…our bus picked us up at the resort at 3:50 AM for our trip back home….and we were definitely ready.
As soon as we arrived home, I called Joel to see how soon he could get off work so we could go see the precious little guy.
So, according to what I understand from the nurse, the fetal hydrops that he had in-utero really seems to have no affect on him right now.
Things you can pray about:
- He does have a pneumothorax (an area where a part of the lung is collapsed) but he’s ventilating well and his Oxygen levels are perfect so they hope that it will resolve itself and of course that his lungs will grow stronger quickly
- His platelet count was low at birth and was even lower today…it’s a concern and they plan to do a brain ultrasound tomorrow to make sure there is not bleeding in the brain…I don’t know what causes this.
- He has some fluid build up, just since birth around his neck area….it’s very firm….they don’t know why, they say I guess from the birth process and they hope that it will also resolve itself
Tyler took us down to see the baby while Beth pumped so I don’t have any pictures of her with baby yet.
I told the nurse that I wished I could see his little eyes and she said, “Oh, we can turn the light off for awhile”. They are just the sweetest nurses. So we got to see him try to open his eyes a little.
He is very ticklish and even in his sedated state, he pulled his legs up when we rubbed our finger along his leg….oh how I long to hold and cuddle him!
Cast Your Vote: Okay, so some of you have helped me to explore the name that I’d like to be called: Gramma, Grandma, Grandmom, Nana….but this week, I heard 2 new ones: Grandy and Meme (spelled a little different in French but I’m spelling it how it sounds to me with the e’s sounding like the e in egg but the accent on the last syllable…what do you think?) I’d love to hear any thoughts, any new ones. I'm thinking Meme would be easy for a small baby to learn to say.
Also, What do you think Joel should be called? Grandpa, Pappy, Granddad, DaddyO…..any other great names that you’ve been called or heard?
When they took the eye patch off, I was amazed at how narrow his face is, much like Beth and her sister Abby. It’s hard to tell since he’s so small but I’m thinking he’s going to look much like his Momma’s side of the family.
Thank you Lord for this sweet baby. Please watch over him tonight and help him to grow strong and serve you the rest of his days.
Didn’t get pics yet with all the aunts and uncles…we can only go in with Tyler or Beth, 2 at a time… but Briana did get this one with Tash: