Feb 19, 2009

We have a Baby!

Hello all! I'd like to introduce you to a new man in my life Duke Rositano Born at 3.48pm Via C Section on th 10th Feb 2009 weighing 8.1pd and at 52cm Im in love : )
He has the biggest green eyes, chubbiest cheeks, kissable lips, squeshy squashy nose and the cutest little dimple on his chin.... I cant believe he's mine!

But how he entered this world was not the most joyful moment....he scared his Mummy, Daddy and Dr Svigos! It was Tuesday morning and I had booked in to be induced....I wasn't coping in Adelaide's hotest and longest heat wave in history. I had high blood pressure from the heat and ankles as big as watermelons! Heart burn that would never go away and I couldnt drink enough water....enough was ENOUGH!
So we arrived at the hospital at 8am and the midwife had placed the gels in to soften my cervix. I was already 1cm dialated. By 12pm and a morning of watching the bush fire devastation from the hospital bed, still nothing. As I lay hooked to monitors to monitor Duke's heart rate my Doc comes at 3pm to break my waters....geez was that a tital wave! and not a nice feeling at all!

My Doc, hubby and I discuss the next process, and that going by a centimetre dialation per hour I would not have him till 10pm that night. In the midst of this conversation and minutes after he has broken my water the Doc becomes increasingly concerned at Duke's falling heart rate..... My blood pressure drops and I get sick and Dukes heart rate is down to 60 beats/minute (should be between 140-160 beats/min) Caios and PANIC begins! I have consent forms placed in my face to sign for emergency Ceaser@! He calls for other nurses and midwifes in the room, Aneathesis comes in 2 short minutes, Im numbed from the breast down and rushed into theatre...Dukes in major distress. Poor hubby's running behind trying to place on his threatre clothes and I dont know what the hell is happening!.....its all a big blur and very very scary. Duke's born within 20min.
After my water had been broken, my uterus compressed and the cord was around his neck twice blocking his airway and sending him into distress and lowering my blood pressure dramatically. Adam, my hubby watched him being ripped from me and Doc unravelling the cord from around his neck. Duke was then checked and cleaned before he was handed to me with a tick of health ...in the nick of time. Much appreciation was awarded to Dr Svigos and his team for such a rapid decision to have me in theatre and saving Duke all within 20min! Monitoring and steadying his heart rate in that time. So much for having him at 10pm that night!

I then spent 2hrs in recovery and a good nights sleep, the midwives took Duke into the Nursery for the 1st night and brought him to me only to feed, I was in great pain and much Pethadine. Fortunely Duke is a great feeder and latched on straight away, no problems there! and just a beautiful gorgeous little boy that I Thank God for every day. I love love love being a Mum and I treasure every moment with him!
Aunty Katie's outfit that she bought him when she was here in Adelaide
Also a HUGE Congratulations to Andrea and Hubby on the birth of little Harris Pedro!

Thank Heavens for little Boys : )


little rene said...

A huge congratulations Jamie Lee! Enjoy every moment with your precious boy :)

Magda said...

Congratulations to you and your hubbie JL. Little Duke sure is a cutie :-)


Hilary said...

Congratulations to you and hubby Jaime-Lee!! Duke is just gorgeous!

Hilary xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and best wishes to you and your hubby Jaime Lee on the arrival of your beautiful baby Duke.

Lorraine xoxox

Jadey said...

OMG he is so beautiful!! Congratulations to you both and glad everything went well in the end!! WOW! He is gorgeous! Sounds like you will love motherhood and it's so beautiful to read you are so in love with him!

Ooooh how sweet for you both. A new chapter in life begins!

Can't wait to read all about it honey!

Jadey xxx