Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Welcome Baby Brandon!!

Baby Brandon has arrived! He arrived 3 weeks early, at 8:35 PM on Sunday January 31st, 2010, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces. He was welcomed by his "Big Brother" Logan, and his mommy and daddy.

























Ok - so I'm really late posting this, but things didn't go according to plan. :) (Do they ever??)

Baby Brandon was supposed to arrive February 18th, but after everything we did to hope for a normalish pregnancy (surgery at 13 weeks, weekly shots, dr. visits every other week, etc), I just couldn't do it the easy way... I came down with a "severe case of pre-eclampsia" and ended up in the hospital for an emergency C-Section the evening of January 31st. The good news - I got to sleep through the surgery because I was not stable enough, and they had blood on stand-by that was police escorted from Seattle with lights and sirens going (luckily I didn't need the blood).

I got to spend a few extra days in the hospital, and my family has been very helpful (especially my husband, Logan, and my Mom) as I try to recover from both the surgery and the pre-eclampsia. They are still watching my blood levels and blood pressure, but I'm on the mend. I also still need to go in for minor surgery to undo the surgery I had at 13 weeks... I was not well enough for them to do it during the C-Section - drat!

I'd like to thank all of you... readers, authors, publicists, etc for hanging in here with me as I've been missing for quite some time. THANK YOU!!

I'm really looking forward to sharing some great books that have come my way over the past few months, as well as some great products for the family and babies in particular. I'm also going to try to share some toddler tips as I go (you know, those elusive art projects and activities that you have to wrack your brain to think of when your little guy or gal is bored and you DON'T want to turn cartoons on). :)

Now - a question for you - have you experienced pre-eclampsia and gone on to have another baby?? I know it is risky, but possible with a lot of doctor visits.

27 Comments:

Maw Books said...

He's adorable! I LOVE the basket photo. What a cute idea.

I hope that you get back to tip-top shape soon. Congrats!

bermudaonion said...

Sorry to hear that you had to go through so much, but it sure looks like the end result was worth it. Brandon is just gorgeous!

Mary said...

Wendi, such wonderful news! Congratulations on your gorgeous Brandon. Sounds like things are good. You take care of yourself and Brandon (let other people do everything they volunteer to do!). I'm wishing you and your family all the best.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

He is so adorable! Sorry things didn't go according to plan but in the end it is all worth it! Enjoy that little bundle of joy!

Yvonne said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations!

Kathrin said...

He's such a cutie! :-)

I'm sorry you had to go through so much. The best laid plans, huh? (hugs)

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Awwwwww.....he is the cutest little boy EVER! Congratulations mommy and daddy!

Anna said...

Congratulations! What a precious baby!

Hope you're feeling better soon!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Ashley said...

Congratulations! He's a beautiful little boy!

Tina said...

ADORABLE! Congratulations.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

That is so fabulous. Congratulations and enjoy your family and your beautiful baby.

caite said...

oh, isn't he the cutest little feller!
Congrads!!

Nise' said...

Congratulations to you and your family. He is beautiful. Glad you are recovering.

Luanne said...

Oh he is gorgeous!!

Kaye said...

Oh, Wendi, he is sooo gorgeous! I hope all goes well with you and you are feeling great in no time.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

So glad to hear you are fine. Your baby is so adorable. Thanks for sharing and letting us know how you are doing.

fredamans said...

At least you are both safe, healthy and happy.
Congratulations, and welcome to the world Brandon!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby...I like the names, too...Brandon and Logan.

I had a C-section with my fourth, but not pre-eclampsia. I just know my doctor was always "threatening" that I might come down with it...I added forty lbs. with that pregnancy!

Bet you could find the answers on the Web, though.

Enid Wilson said...

Congratulations Wendi! Brandon is very handsome. Does he sleep a lot? And the name of course makes me think of Colonel Brandon from Jane Austen's novel. I hope you recover soon. Miss you!

Steamy Darcy

DCMetroreader said...

Congrats on the new baby! He's a real cutie! Hope you are feeling better soon too!

AmyK said...

He is beautiful!!! What a wonderful blessing for your family!

DCMetroreader said...

Wendi I have an award for you for when you resume blogging http://metroreader.blogspot.com/2010/02/awards_27.html

Congrats again on the gorgeous new baby!

Beth Caudill said...

Congrats on the birth. And Brandon is a great name. My youngest also has that name. :)

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Beautiful!

XOXO~ Renee

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Ryan G said...

Gorgeous kid. Congrats on your addition to the family.

Well-Read Reviews said...

Oh my gosh, Wendi - he's beautiful! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I am sorry that it didn't go the way as planned, but it sounds like it worked out for the best!

Congratulations on your new addition!

Allison
Well-Read Reviews

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