Tuesday, February 28, 2012

He's Here!

Benjamin Alexander has arrived!  He was born February 27, 2012, at 10:23 pm.  He weighs 5 lbs, 15 oz, and is 18 inches long.  He is our earliest at 35 weeks, 4 days gestation.   He is super cute, and tiny, with loads of hair!
He will be in the NICU for at least a few days.  He is currently on a CPAP machine for breathing.  CPAP helps him breathe, but does not breathe for him.  He is being given 25% oxygen through the machine, which is great, since room air has 21%.  Once he gets his breathing under control, they will start working on his feeding.  While he's on the CPAP, he will have to be fed through an IV only.
The nurses are happy with his current status and we're hopeful that he will not have to be in the hospital for very long.  I will update as much as possible as I try to recover and spend time with Benjamin.  Hopefully I'll have pictures up soon!