Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wesley James!

Saturday after a baby shower, we headed into the hospital as my contractions were getting worse. Come to find out, I was 6-7cm dilated!

We were going to have the baby soon....but the ultrasound revealed he was breech (I knew it!). 2 hours after checking in, the C-section was complete and Wesley James was born! 5 pounds 2 ounces.

Since he's 5 1/2 weeks early - he hasn't developed the drive to eat as much as he would if he were a couple of weeks further along. So a feeding tube was recently put in to supplement any nutrional needs he doesn't get during breast/bottle feeding. He's doing great though and we're hopeful he'll be out of the Special Care Nursery within a week or two.

On the operating table


Our baby boy with his little breech legs/hips...they've since calmed down a lot.



Our precious family- thank you Lord for a safe delivery of our son, I'm overcome with love for this sweet little boy, our little Wes.

Grandma Gough

Meme Penaranda


Liquid gold- my first 50 ml pump!


Wesley's first bath- 11/19/08, today he also got his IV out, only mother's milk to nurture him from now on (until he starts solids, of course)

31 comments:

kristen gough said...

yay! i'm going to be looking at these wonderful photos over and over for days, jenny. i love the ones of your family of three especially...what a beautiful family you are.

our most joyful congratulations to you and jeff! your wesley is perfect!

Casey said...

Congrats Jenny and Jeff!!! We are so happy for you. He is truly adorable. So happy to hear that all is well, with the both of you. :)

Pat said...

It was so wonderful getting to see you two bathe him for the 1st time today - and Wow 50ml's already!

Elena said...

Absolutley precious!

simonsenfamily said...

I was crying reading this whole post. I'm so happy for you both. Actually, the part that got me laughing was the liquid gold. Love your humor Jenny.....

Congratulations to you both and I can't wait to get my hands on little Wes. I love him already.

Angela said...

Oh how wonderful Jenny!! he's just beautiful and it brought ears to my eyes to see the picture of Jeff holding him, he's so tiny compared to his daddy :-) We send all our love to your beautiful family, what a true blessing a baby is to a family, and there's nothing like your first baby to bring the two of you closer :-) Please don't hesitate to get my phone number from Rebekah if you need breastfeeding help, it's my true passion and I'd just love to help in any way! Hugs, Angela

Prince said...

I love him. He's definitely the best of both of you!

Rebekah J Designs said...

Joyful tears. Love it. Congrats you guys!

Shauna said...

What a sweet little boy!! I can't wait to meet him. :)

Thanks for posting the pics. Congrats on your fluids. ;)

amyrenee said...

I have to stop reading our posts in class.

I usually want to laugh or cry, and that's not really appropriate while learning about federal taxation. :)

Love you guys!

alisha said...

What a cutie! So so happy for you guys!

Dan and I were both breech babies and I think it makes for an extra rich and special life. :) Wesley is going places.

Brooke said...

Congrats Jenny and Jeff! The three of you make such a beautiful family! I can't wait to meet him!

Mandy said...

Yay! Jenny- I kept checking your blog numerous times a day to see if you'd posted any pics. And seeing your pics of the NCCu just brought back so many dear memories of our experience there. I'm so glad that Wes is healthy!
Are you staying in that family room at hte hospital still? Let me know if you need anything!! And congrats again!

Katie, Ryan, and Sean said...

Wow! What an amazign little boy! I was tearing up just reading this and looking at the pictures. I am so happy for you guys and can't wait to meet Wesley!

Matt and Joey said...

Tiny Wesley: Welcome to the world. You have the best sort of people for parents: quirky, funny, kind, generous, artistic, and godly. Many of us have been looking forward to your arrival.

On a side note, apparently you have a flare for drama with all this breech and pre-me business. Try to go easy on your parents, alright?

Brianne said...

Jenny- I am sitting at my desk at work with huge tears in my eyes-I am so full of thanks and joy that your little family is doing well! I already love Wes and have such admiration for you and Jeff- love you guys!

amy said...

congratulations jeff & jenny! i know you will be amazing parents and that your little boy is so lucky to have you as his mother and father. enjoy every moment! i hope you get to take him home very soon!

Sarah Weeldreyer said...

Great job kids! I'm excited to meet your handsome little guy. I love that pic with the giant Jeff hands and the tiny baby. Hard to believe that Wes will be that size some day. :)

Rebekah said...

your little boy could not get any more perfect! We love you guys and are so thankful that all is going so well and that he is making big improvements so quickly. I am just so anxious to get a chance to hold him and stare at the amazing little life God has given!!

many congratulations and blessings to you, Jeff and Wesley!! xo

The Courter Family said...

ugh!!! I'm so extremely thrilled for you guys!! he's so precious :) brings a little tear to my eye...reminds me of when we had Eli! We can't wait to meet him and see you guys!! much love to you 3!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi Jenny!

We sent an SMS to Jeff the day Wesley was born, but we don't know if you got it. So...congratulation again for the birth of this cutie baby. Ely thinks he really looks like Jeff!!!
We wish we were there to see and cuddle Wesley in person...but considering the big distance between us...we can only send you all a big big hug and we are very happy for you.

Love.

-Mario and Ely

Brian said...

He's beautiful!! I wish that we could have been there to enjoy this with you...however being stuck here in stupid Hawaii makes it a bit difficult to get places. I'm glad that you had a healthy baby boy, and can't wait to meet him in person. I hope he brings as much joy as my boys bring me....and more. CONGRATS!!!

Kimberly said...

Wes is so amazing! I just want to hold that beautiful little guy! It was really exciting seeing the three of you together. I kept welling up with tears the entire time. (Dave would say "what a mommy" I've become..in a good way).
Love you guys!
Especially you Wes ;)

katy said...

Congrats Jeff and Jenny! What a beautiful blessing.

AndiMae said...

Yay! Congratulations on the birth of your sweet little boy! I am so excited for you guys! I thought of you on Saturday because I was in Seattle with some friends- little did I know you were having your baby :) I am so glad that you are both doing so well- I will be praying for a quick recovery and that you will be able to take Wesley home soon.

P.S. Love the pictures- you are such a beautiful family!

CristieMaye said...

SO exciting!!! He's a cutie...so tiny! I'm sure with a little mothers milk in his belly he'll be growing quickly. We're so happy for you and Jeff. We'll start planning our trip to the northwest. Probably sometime in the new year.

Love you!
Cristie & Jerry

Lewy said...

we love you guys so much! bless you three, and we will meet you soon little Wesley!

Anonymous said...

I miss you, friend! Tell Wes his buddy Isaiah misses him too! I was sad today realizing that each of us will be too busy/distracted in the next few weeks to take care of each other. If I could, I would come visit you everyday and bring you treats! I look forward to the day sometime soon when I can walk up to your house, lay Isaiah next to Wes, and chat/craft/snack/veg with you...and now I am crying! I will call you soon.

Love you,
katie

kaseburg said...

Oh Jenny, I love him already! SO small, just like Thad.
Love the "liquid gold"! I can't believe you got that much so soon! I was so frustrated during that time. I was so determined to give only breast milk if I could.

Anonymous said...

He is very well endowed.

ilse said...

Congrats friend - so excited for you!

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