I did my best to narrow these down but there really were alot of cute pictures to choose from. I'm so grateful to a wonderful sister-in-law who is willing to take pictures for me. Thank you Brooke for the wonderful pictures. You always make it so difficult to choose what pictures to get printed and share.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
On Thursday, April 16th we got a call from the doctor saying that Drake was cleared to come home. We were given some strict instructions on some followup care but we were fine with that. We were just glad he was coming home. The boys had yet to meet their new brother and could hardly wait.
|Drake all dressed and ready to meet the family|
Drake was welcomed home with lots of family excited to see him. Brooke and Kaylee got to see him when we arrived home. Brooke and Kent brought their kids over later that day after school. Grandma and Grandpa Christensen also stopped by. The house was full of people excited to meet our newest family member. The weekend was spent with family visiting and meeting Drake.
On Monday, April 13th, 2015 the Christensen's welcomed the newest member to our family.
When that wasn't doing enough, they rushed him into NICU to get him hooked to some IVs and an oxygen tube. They ran some test and found that he had fluid in his lungs which was making it difficult to breath. He was only taking short little quick breaths. Normal breathing for a baby is under/around 60 breaths per minute and Drakes was spiking at 120 breaths per minute. It seemed like every time we saw him he was hooked up to some new tube or had a new monitor on him.
Since he was hooked up to everything I wasn't able to hold him for the first little while. However, on Tuesday night, one of the nurses must have taken pity on me and I was able to hold my baby.
On Wednesday Daddy got to hold him for the first time. Karl was great through the whole thing. He stayed by Drakes side for most of the stay.
Drake Karl Christensen.
I was scheduled to be induced that day but Drake decided he wanted to come on his own. He arrived at 4:01 am (two hours before I was scheduled to come in for my inducement). He weight 7 lbs 6 oz and was 19 inches long.
|This was Drake's set up in the NICU|
Drake hated having the IV in his hand and pulled it out. They ended up having to put it in his head but he managed to keep pulling that out too. The poor kid had four pokes to the head, and three pokes in the hands/wrist when all was said and done from not being able to get the IV in, and having the IV moved a few times.
|Holding Daddy's hand for support.|
|The heat from the lamps and the lights started to take a toll on his skin. His poor feet were so cracked and dry.|
|Drake was lookin' pretty cool in his shades while enjoying a beverage|