Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Look who's here!!!

Mark Allen George
6 pounds 2 ounces
18 1/2 inches long
September 2nd 2006
11:39 a.m.
I know I haven't posted in a week, but I've had good reasons. I'm officially Grammy George! On Friday I went in for elective surgery. While I was in surgery Brek called Mark and said they were headed to the hospital to have the baby. Can you believe that?! UGGGG! She had a doctors appointment at the same time and the doctor felt it was in the baby's best interest to come out now. As you can imagine I was heart broken when I woke up and found out that I would miss the whole thing. She was in labor for 18 1/2 hours and delivered him at 11:39 on Saturday morning. Two of my sisters and my niece went down there. Coleen got me some pictures and Brek called me and put his phone on speaker. I could hear them counting down her pushes and I heard his first cry. I'm glad I got to at least hear that. Brek said that as soon as his body came out, they immediately slipped the lower half of his body into a bag to protect his intestines. They cleaned him up and let Brittany give him a kiss before they sent him up to surgery. They were able to get everything back in and he is doing well. He has a feeding line and another one that empties his stomach and he's on a ventilator to make breathing easier because he's not use to having the intestines on the inside...it's a tight fit. Brittany is pumping so that she can nurse him when he is finally able to eat. She is looking and feeling really good. Mark took me up to the hospital to see him yesterday. I'm still in tons of pain and feeling loopy from the medications, so it took a lot out of me to do that, but it was worth it to see that sweet little baby in person. I'm hoping to go back to the hospital in the morning so I can get some more pictures...providing that I don't still feel like I've been hit by a truck.

13 comments:

Valerie said...

congrats, Gramma! Continued prayers for Mark's continued healing with no complications!

Mary Ann said...

Congrats!!!
Oh I am so happy to hear baby Mark is doing well.
Glad to hear you are doing well too!
Love the sweet photos.

Kelly Walker said...

Congrats to all of you!! He is just adorable. Glad that all went well with Little Marks surgery.

Chickenbells said...

Congratulations Grammy! I have tears in my eyes, I'm so excited for you, and relieved that Mark is doing well...and a good size too! They all look so happy...I'm sorry you had to miss it, and I hope that you are healing well too! Love and Kisses to all

Chris said...

Congradulations Grammy!!! Sounds like all went well. We will still be praying for a speedy recovery...I am so glad he was able to grow to a healthy size first. I can't wait for more pictures.

Rhona said...

Congratulations to Brek and Brittany on becoming parents, so glad that everything has gone well and mother and baby are fine. Congratulations also on becoming a grandma, such wonderful news. Speedy recovery so that you can enjoy your little grandson to the fullest.

Jen said...

Congrats to all of you. I got chills reading your post and seeing the photos...

Are you okay? I didn't know you were having surgery....feel better soon!!

Hope everyone continues to heal well and speedy!

Keri Tate said...

Congratulations Grammy George! And congratulations to the new mom and dad! He looks just wonderful and very precious.

Take care of yourself, so you can take care of everyone else. They'll need you.

How exciting for you all!

September said...

Yea!!!!! He's adorable, congrats to everyone. I'm glad you're all doing so well! Love, Tember

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! I hope his recovery is speedy and complete! Babies are just wonderful in every way!!

Coleen said...

I like the pictures too since I am the one that took them. It was fun being there. I felt like a pest because I kept trying to throw the camera in between doctors to get pictures for you. I'm sorry you weren't able to be there but you will get to love on him in time.

SmileyCarrie said...

Congratulations!!!! That's fantastic news, I was so excitd when I came to your blog and saw the title. He is just so sweet!! Amazing!!

Take care of yourself... hope you're doing okay!! *HUG*

Denise said...

This is fabulous news! So excited for everyone and will continue to pray that baby Mark recovers completely and perfectly. Also, to you - Grammy! Hope you're feeling better and ready to take on the role of grandmother with gusto!
Congratulations!