Thursday, 29 January 2009

{Introducing Sam James Taylor}

Firstly thankyou to Leah for keeping you all updated on Sam's arrival.



Well where do I start....... Sam was born by Cesarean at 12.18pm on Monday the 19th January 2009 Sam weighed 7 pound 1 Ounce or 3210grams his head circumference was 35cm and he was 49cm long. How excited were we to meet our first little boy. I came back from recovery about an 1hour and a half later and when James handed Sam to me to hold I noticed his breathing was weird "The nurses called it a grunt" Anyway I was like Salt that isn't normal and he said he thought he was just like his dad and breathed loudly.......

Anyway they took Sam off to the nursery to check him out and told me he would be there for 4 hours while the pediatrician could have a look at him and then came back and said that they had to insert a drip as his blood sugar was low and he had fluid on his lungs and they didn't know if he had an infection or not, he would be down there for the night. They had to have 3 attempts to put his drip in my poor little baby but I knew he was in the best place possible. They got me up about 8pm and showered me and took me down to see Sam but I couldn't stay long as I felt really sick from the hot shower :o( So I went back to my room and slept until about 5 the next morning when I got up and showered myself and walked down the nursery. I took my camera down and the nurse told me that Sam had been a naughty boy over night and had decided to stop breathing I was like OMG.... She said he is fine now though I asked how long he was going to be down in the nursery for thinking I would be getting him back that day and she said oh probably 5 days..... she said you don't think something like this would happen after a scheduled C -Section. I went back to my room and it finally sunk in and the tears came rolling out. Cathy my room mate who also had a little baby Sam came over and gave me a cuddle, which made me feel alot better. Anyway still pretty sore and the last 24 hours a blur I would walk up and see Sam it is so sad in the baby nursery all these little babies in humidicribs. I think I got to have a hold of him on wed morning everything is such a blur I tried to feed him on wed afternoon I think he latched on straight away I had been hand expressing to get my milk to come in so I had made his job pretty easy ;o) He was being tube fed every 3 hours so the next time I tried to feed him he was too tired and wouldn't feed so they tube fed him again. How was he ever going to wake up and feed from me if they just kept tube feeding him. Anyway once we got him fully breastfeeding he never looked back. I got him back in my room on the thursday and I had to take him back to the nursery to feed him though and he had to sleep in there that night. I woke up about 5am on Friday morning and just felt sick I just had to come home and I was hoping we would be able too...... I went down to the nursery to check is Sam was awake but he was still sleeping but the nurse let me take him back to the room anyway I just had to come back at 8am with him so the Pediatricians could check him over. They gave him the all clear as long as his jaundice level didn't come back too high. 4pm that afternoon his level came back low enough so we were able to leave. I was so pleased. The hospital staff were so lovely and couldn't have been more helpful but I just wanted to be home.

Sam is going great at home, his big sisters have been fairly full on though I guess I am just so tired so that doesn't help. Things are slowly settling down now though and we are all getting used to having a tiny little baby in the house :o) I could just sit and look at him all day.

Salts mum has been a lifesaver coming over and cleaning and cooking just helping with the girls. I bet she will be glad when everything gets back to normal as well. I feel really good though, the best I have felt after a Cesar actually...... But I am still resting fairly well as I know that is the best thing to do.
Thanks to everyone who left messages, text messages or phoned it has been wonderful to read or hear from everyone.
Below are a few photos of Sams birth and stay in the nursery, his first bath, first cuddles with his sisters and his first photo shoot at home yesterday.

































































































Sam is 8 days old in this photo.

13 comments:

Leah-in-the-Kia said...

Far out he looks so much like the girls!!!!!! He is beautiful Amie, poor little man being sick, its just awful to watch your sick baby...makes you feel so helpless. I'm glad you are both home, will come and see you soon, we got back late tues night, wed was Jake's bday and today Tim and 3 kids are in Singleton looking at another boat (shit shit shit). I have been at work and trying to clean up after our trip away and then organise Jake's party for sat night for about 8 kids.....an he has requested a homemade sponge cake, lasange, pizzas and sausage rolls- I am going to be real busy!

Anonymous said...

OMG - I love that last pic - I think he looks so much like you but this last pic is clasic Salt of you ask me. :)

KW :)

Anonymous said...

Wow what a gorgeous little boy - seriously!! Congrats Amie & clan, I felt for you with all your dramas, and now that you're safe and happy at home it's all up and up from here. Take care sweetie... from Chrissyxxxxx

Kellie said...

He is so beautiful Amie. Am glad to hear that everything is OK!!

Carol said...

Congratulations to you all and welcome to little Sam. I know this little baby will bring so much joy to your family (even though there will be times when he becomes claustrophobic with the attention of his two older sisters!). Thanks also to Leah for keeping everyone up to date. Enjoy this new phase of your life. Carol

Julie said...

Amie your little boy is so cute. Glad that you are finally at home with him. Congrats to you all.

Kyla said...

Congratulations Amie & Salt. Sam is a beautiful little boy, who will thrive on the love & attention his big sisters smother him with. William was sick when he was first born too, spending 4 days in the NICU. I hated the feeling of waking up & not having him on ward with me. I didn't feel like it was real. I'm glad everything is going so well. Mum said he is a gorgeous little man.

Neek said...

Lovely photos Amie :) Good to hear he is well now.

Kelley said...

WOW Amie and Salt he is a gorgeous little one! Sorry to hear about his rough start in the world but he is exactly where he needs to be right now so I'm sure he will continue to thrive. Love all the photos and the girls look so proud. Take care

Cherie said...

Glad to hear he is doing well now Amie after the scarry start...

The photos are gorgeous, love the 8day old one...

Take it easy and look after yourself and that gorgeous little man...

Cherie xx

Briony said...

Oh Amie! He is just beautiful. That dimple on his chin reminds me of the girls! Im thinking very much like Brie. The last photo is absolutely devine. Best put that on a canvas I think! I hope you are feeling well. I will give you a call next week and see how you are all going and how Mia has settled into school. (Is today the 1st day?)Take care and Ill talk to you soon,
Bri xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Amie!!!!! Sam is absolutely gorgeous!
Deexx

Nicole said...

Congratulations Amie, Salt and girls, such a scary and worrying start for you all, but he is obviouslya tuff little man. Can't wait to meet him. Mia looked so grown up in her school clothes. I can't believe it!!
Love and hugs, Nic