Monday, August 29, 2011

Life's Blessings


Christopher James


Dominic Matthew

Well we are now officially a family of four. Jason has had last week and this week off work and we are really enjoying our time together.

Christopher James Spano made his appearance on Friday August 19, 2011 at 8:24AM. He weighed 8# and was 20" long. He was born at 37 weeks 3 days gestation and we were happy to make it that far! He still has the light hair that covers babies in the womb, lanugo, on his back and arms and legs. Hopefully that comes off or we'll have to blame his dad's Italian heritage. ;-) He definitely has his daddy's skin coloring,  whereas Dominic was with his momma's. I think he looks like a darker version of Dominic but seem to be the only one who thinks that. I will let you judge.

We are definitely feeling blessed at this time as we enjoy the our newest little one and Dominic's antics. :) He is learning changing so much every day!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wow It's Really Been That Long? And Other Exciting News

OK so I am not good at keeping up with my blog, but I have high hopes that I will get better at it. ;-)

So I think it's a good time for some updates. Spano baby #2 has made life a little...exciting for us lately. At 32 1/2 weeks I went into pre-term labor in Lamar. They attempted a couple different medications to stop the contractions but they weren't able to. So the decision was made to fly me to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs because they have a good NICU. Once I got there I continued the magnesium sulfate until I was able to get the steroid injections for the baby's lungs. At this time I was also diagnosed with pre-eclampsia so everyone really thought that the baby would make his or her appearance sooner rather than later. I was transferred to the Women's Pavilion (this unit is reserved for women like me or post-surgical) and placed on extreme bedrest. Apparently this was enough to keep the pre-eclampsia mostly down. I had to stay in Colorado Springs for 3 1/2 weeks. For those of you that don't know our location, that is 3 hours from home. Needless to say, that was rough on all of us. I never stopped contractions, in fact I continue to have them now that I am home. And yes, I'm still on bedrest.

Jason thankfully had a lot of vacation time as well as catastrophic leave time. He has been home from work taking care of Dominic (and now me too!) for a month! I think he is a better house husband than I am a house wife. ;-)

The exciting news is that we are so much closer to meeting this baby! Friday morning I go in for my scheduled repeat c-section. Please remember us in your prayers!