Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Introducing Arlo

Arlo Jose

Arlo Jose (middle name is after my dad's name)
Born on January 27th, 2013
via emergency C-section at 34 weeks
4lbs 11oz 18.5"

I had complete placenta previa and knew that I had the possibility of having a major bleed... I just didn't think it would really happen. I thought for sure I'd make it to my scheduled c-section date of February 8th.

I woke up on January 27th at 4:45am to a gush of blood. Justin and I rushed to the hospital. I thought maybe I would be on bed rest, or hospital rest as worse case senario. But the bleeding started again. For the safety of me and baby, he had to come out right then and there. It was a scary, crazy rush of events. I was rushed into surgery and my baby boy was born at 34 weeks and 3 days. He was 4lbs 11ounces and spent almost two weeks in the NICU. TWO LONG WEEKS in the NICU. But now he is home and we are so happy! JW LOVES his brother.

JW and Arlo 1
JW mom and Arlo 1

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Aww he's beautiful. Congratulations on another beautiful baby boy.

Shanna Mallon said...

oh my goodness! Congratulations! He is gorgeous and I love the name.

Duskwind Farm said...

I am so sorry to hear that things did not go as planned, but very happy to hear that you are both home and well. Let the adventure begin!

Aud said...

You and your family continue to get more and more beautiful!

Sis said...

He's beautiful! From a mom whose 3rd one was born at 29 weeks and endured 7 weeks of NICU, I can relate to your happy feeling of being home safe and sound! Enjoy your sweet boys!

Emma Galloway said...

Wow what a shock that must have been! So glad to hear you are all well. He's so teeny and totally perfect xx

Jacqui MacKenzie said...

Congratulations! Your family is beautiful.

nuf said...

yay! love seeing him home and with J.W.
amanda, you are GORGEOUS!!
miss you,
nuf

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Arlo is my grandpa's name! Just found your blog, it's lovely!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Arlo is my grandpa's name! Just found your blog, it's lovely!