Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Claire Elaine is Here!

Well she made it! Claire Elaine Deal Hassler was born July 29th at 10:07 a.m. via Cesarean Section. She is 10 pounds and 2 ounces and 22¼ inches long. I think this confirms it; I really was carrying a watermelon. She was the biggest one around until today when someone pushed out a 10 pound 13 ounce toddler. I can’t even imagine. So far everything is going well. I am on the mend. Today ended up pretty well physically but everyone keeps telling me it is third day that really gets you. We shall see what tomorrow brings . . .

Claire on the other hand is still in the neonatal ICU because of her blood sugar. Basically towards the end of the pregnancy she was getting too much sugar from me and not enough insulin so her little pancreas took care of it. Now that she is out and not getting any sugars from me her pancreas is producing too much insulin and her blood sugar is too low. They are working with her to get her numbers up and we are hopeful it will be sooner than later. Once this is all taken care of it shouldn’t be an issue in the future. So keep your fingers crossed that she gets to go home with me on Friday.

Mike is doing well too. He really likes being a Daddy. I am not so sure how much he likes being my primary care provider at the moment but he does anything I need without complaint. I couldn’t have done any of this without him (so true in so many ways).

4 comments:

Ryan said...

Congrats! We can't wait to meet her!

Becky said...

Congratulations! I'm going to wait and visit when you guys get home and get settled in. I can't wait to see her (and you of course)

Ashlee said...

Congratulations!! Patiently awaiting some photos...

Isabel said...

Congrats!!! It will be a while till u blog again:-) take care of the ladies,Mike!