Sunday, November 1, 2009

He's Here!!!!

Hello all! This is not Jen, it is her DH as you all like to call us. I am Jen's husband Chuck.

What a surprise....Cooper Henry was born today at 11:01 AM at 31 weeks and 1 day!!!!!!

He weighed 4 lbs even. 16 1/2 in long. He was breathing on his own at delivery with an APGAR score (I Think that's how it is spelled) of an 8 at birth and a 9 after 10 min.

Jen woke up to small regular contractions today and back pain. The Dr's didn't want to let them continue due to the rupture, so they let us know today would be the day. This is the best hospital ever!!
They had her downstairs and ready for delivery in 10 minutes. I was at home doing laundry at the time and getting ready to bring lunch to my honey. We live 20 minutes away, but I made it here in 8 min.

Right now Jen is resting and in some pretty significant pain. They had to do a classical scar instead of the traditional cesarean incision. This will be a more difficult recovery, but all she cares about is that he is doing good and his Doctor's are very positive about Cooper's progress. They estimated that he may require the NICU for 3-4 weeks.

I/She will keep you all posted on his progress in the next few days.

This may be my only chance to address you all, so I have to say thank you for all of the sharing, stories and support you gave to my honey in the last year and two months. You all have been a real blessing to us all the way from Lily to Cooper.

9 comments:

B and B's Mom said...

I am literally crying right now. I am so happy for you ALL. I have to admit, I was totally shocked to read those words today. What a suprise!!!! CONGRATS!!!!

Hollie said...

What a surprise!! I am beyond happy for you guys!

Wishing you a speedy recovery hun! Sounds like Cooper is a strong little guy you've got there! But, how could he not be with a big sis like Lily watching over him?!

CONGRATS!!!!!

Jessica said...

I am so happy for you guys. Cooper was born on November 1st. All Saints Day. I wonder if Lily had something to do with this. Maybe Lily is your little "saint." *hugs*

AKD said...

Congratulations - that's just amazing and wonderful!

ForeverElliot'sMommy said...

How AWESOME!! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers....

Delekatala said...

Congratulations!!! They did the same incision for me, and it did take longer to heal, Make sure she takes it easy. The NICU is a rough ride, but he is a good weight. If he is in an isolette, put the camera lense right up against the glass, it will stop the glare, and take a much better photo, take lots of pictures!!

CeCe said...

Congratulations!! I recently started following your story and am very happy for you guys.

Never forgetting Gregory said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy everything went well. NICU life is tough, but Cooper's weight was AWESOME at birth. So happy for you! Can't wait to see pictures.

Leila's mommy said...

i am so very late as i'm very behind on my blogs, but i wanted to congratulate you on your new baby boy! Welcome Cooper!!!!!! hope all is well and i'm so excited for you! how is new mommyhood treating you?
thinking of you, Chuck, Lily and Cooper <3