Our 2nd miracle arrived on August 21. Levi Benjamin arrived at 8:18am weighing 8lbs 4oz and 19 1/2in long. The cutie pie has lots of dark brown hair and beautiful blue eyes like his brother.
We are relieved to be through our final HG pregnancy. I did end up having to get another prescription before Levi arrived. This time the insurance denied the Zofran. I had already tried reglan and phenergan with Zack and had bad results so the Dr had me try compazine this time. My last dose of Zofran was at the hospital, through my IV, while we waited for the C-section.
I went into the OR feeling sick and 1/2 an hour later my amazing baby was here and the nausea was gone. It’s strange how this disease works. You are so sick, without a break, for months and the instant the baby is delivered the disease is gone. I was so excited when I got to my room and the nurse offered to order me a “liquid diet” tray. I couldn’t decide what I wanted so she ordered one of everything for me, I ate it all! In fact that day I had two “liquid diet” trays and a huge tray of real food that night. It was wonderful!
But back to Levi’s arrival. Jason was convinced we were having a girl! He had a look of confusion when the Dr showed him a boy baby. 🙂 That was quite a surprise to him. After Levi’s vitals were checked I was able to have him right away in the OR. It was such a difference from when Zack was born and I briefly saw him before he was taken to the nursery while I went to recovery. The hospital (RMH) changed it’s policy and no longer separates mom and baby after a C-section. We were able to start bonding as a family right away. I even got to give him his first bath that night. The nurse put a little tub on my bed so I could bathe him.
Levi has been a perfect addition to our family. Zack loves his baby! He has been teaching him about Thomas trains, I keep finding them “snuggling” Levi. Zack has also learned to help burp him. He’s always concerned about were his baby is. They are going to have so much fun growing up together.
The boys are keeping us busy! Life is very different with two. We’re loving all the new things Levi is doing and watching Zack become a “big boy”.
We have been so blessed with our two miracle boys!
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