Tuesday, March 14, 2006

March 9, 2006

Kolby entered the world weighing 7lbs 14oz and 20 in. He was born at 11:15pm after they broke my water an hour earlier. I had INTENSE contractions for 45 minutes and pushed for 6 minutes. It was the longest hour of my life so far! But, I have to say, if I had to choose a short, hard labor or a long, hard labor, I would choose the first!

He is so sweet and perfectly healthy. He has a birth defect called club feet. The treatment is castings beginning this Friday. He will have to get castings every 1 to 2 weeks for 6 to 12 weeks. We don't know a whole lot. We have read some on the internet, but are trying not to drive ourselves crazy with too much information. It is very correctable.

So far, he is such a good baby. He sleeps really well at night and wakes up about every 3 hours to eat. We are having issues with where he sleeps at night, but it could be a lot worse, like not sleeping!

Pictures to come soon, blogger isn't cooperating!

4 comments:

  1. what a blessing to have new life enter this world! Praise God! my heart longs to meet my new nephew, but I know it will have to wait. I love you guys so much and am so proud of your strength and endurance throughout this pregnancy. Peace!
    KRISTA

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  2. Congrats! How exciting! Can't wait to hear more details on how things are going! Absolutely love the name!

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  3. Hi, I just learned of your blog and your son's Kolby club feet from a friend. We learned this week in our 18 week ultrasound that our 5th baby has club feet. I understand that it is very treatable and relatively easy, but my heart is still sad from the news. Our oldest child has Down Syndrome & had open heart surgery at 3 months of age. Hearing the words "birth defect" a 2nd time was just heart breaking for us.
    I am not sure what my questions even are at this point, but wondered if you could point me toward some good resources, info, etc. Anything to avoid? Thanks so much - now, back to reading more of your story :)
    If you'd like to email me, my email is sustala(at)gmail(dot)com

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