Little man is here safe and sound. Weighing in at 7 lbs. 1 oz. and 20" long. The c-section was flawless as was the recovery. I am in far less pain than last time. I feel such a sense of completeness having had a normal delivery, our baby in my room, and going home with my little man. Although going home was a whole other problem. An hour before we were supposed to go home the DH ran to the house to get the carseat and found our hallway ceiling collapsed in from an AC leak. Thankfully my Step-Dad and Step-Uncle saved the day and did a temporary fix while the DH cleaned up the mess and insulation. It's still not fully fixed, but thankfully we only had to stay at my Mom's house for about four hours. Always eventful around here!
This completeness was however overshadowed by a medical problem. In the hospital they found a heart murmur. They were not all too worried about him because he was doing perfectly fine. They hooked him up to monitors and did and EKG and he passed with flying colors. Having passed and looking perfectly healthy he was able to stay in our room and come home with us. Yesterday we were sent to a pediatric cardiologist for an echocardiogram to put a picture and a name to the problem.
Baby Hudson has a VSD - Ventricular Septal Defect. He has a very small hole in his heart. Thankfully this hole is in the muscle wall between his left and right ventricle. The doctor is 90% sure the hole will close up on it's own by age one as Hudson grows and the muscle fills in the hole. If not, there is a 99% chance it will be closed by age 2. So we are to carry on as normal and consider him a normal baby and follow up in two months. The hole may even be a little smaller the next time we go in. This problem is found in 1 out of every 500 babies, so it is not super uncommon, but it could be VERY dangerous depending on the size and location. Thankfully Hudson's VSD is small and not in a dangerous location.
Other than that he is healthy, beautiful, and we are deeply in love with him. The twins are doing great and LOVE their baby brother. They always want to know where he is and love to help change his diaper and feed him.
He is a love and great baby already going with the flow. He took to breastfeeding well, but since we have been home I have found that pumping and bottle feeding is slightly faster and easier sometimes. So we are doing both! He eats about every 3 hours and if it's a bottle he has about 2.5 oz.
He had a well baby check yesterday and is 6 lbs. 14.5 oz. We got the all clear with weight gain and he will not go back again for two more weeks, at which time we will also do the twins 2 year check up.
Without further ado, PICTURES:
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