He is so healthy, no signs of heart murmurs, pooping and eating like a champ. He latched on and is taking the breast-feeding wonderfully. He is alert and active. Already making me proud. Amen.
I am currently on bed rest due to a spinal leak from the epidural. I had to stay in the hospital three extra days on top of the regular stay because of a Chronic Headache that came from the epidural puncture, they tried a spinal blood patch (usually 99% effective) and that didn’t work (I am kinda done with percentages and odds, they just don’t fit me well), so the only thing that has treated it is excessive caffeine intake and water and lying in the lumbar position. So I am currently only getting up to feed and well update this real quick!!
I can’t begin to tell you what an experience it was to meet Grady Wayne. I can’t wait to share with you all …the story, the experience, the Love that has poured out over his life already. It truly is amazing. Within the first moments of Grady’s Life he touched our Labor and Delivery Nurse’s Life (Jodi (( read her post below that she sent me while I was still in the hospital, she was amazing, and that is the first understatement, she was one part of my birth story that will forever stay with me)) )….it was God’s first sign of his Promise to me through this Journey, that He would lead My family and I and others in one way or another… closer to him through this experience. Grady has touched so many lives already, God is Good. God always keeps: PROMISE.
Erin & Paul
So many things to say and I just met the both of you 1 and a half days ago. I am a strong believer in “everything happens for a reason”. I was meant to be your nurse on Friday night. It is hard to believe that with all my years of experience as a nurse/midwife that I have never had a patient that was pregnant with a baby that had trisomy 21. So when I received my assignment on Friday night it only made since when I felt the sudden knot in my stomach. That feeling mad even stronger with the fact that I have a new perfectly healthy baby boy at home. So I took a deep breath, sucked it up and went and introduced myself. Not even 2 minutes after meeting the both of you that knot was gone and in its place was a feeling of warmth and calmness. I knew Grady was right where he was supposed to be…………….I could go into such details about the delivery….I’ll leave that up to…You were amazing…..It was touching….It brought me such joy to see how empowered you were the moment that it hit you that you pushed Grady out…..All by yourself!!!!!!! No C-section……No vaccum! Grady is precious. I will never forget him. He has definately touched my life forever. I will keep an ear out if I am ever passing through Wisconsin…..I hear the turkey hunting is really good in those parts……. Hey the ski is the limit. God Bless Jodi
(Thank you allowing me to share that Jodi)
More pictures to come soon 🙂