Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Introducing #5

I can't believe it's been 5 months since I blogged!!  Bad me!  I'm so sorry!  Christmas was just CRAZY and then Baby numero 5 made his debut in Jan.  With having two babies under 15 months old, homeschooling the Tweedles, and keeping up with my preschooler -- this house has been wild!  I have had very little time to even check my email (20K unread messages, I kid you not!) let alone blog.

However, blogging has been an important part of my life these last 8 years... (Wow!  Can you believe it?!) And I have resolved to jump back on the bandwagon.

I will start with introducing the newest addition.

Moroni was born the first week in Jan, at 7 pounds 11 ounces, 20 inches long.  I went into labor the night before (at 38 weeks and 5 days), and was admitted into the hospital around 2 am.  It was a long labor. He was determined to float around up top, the stinker.  But finally, after about 15 hours, he fell down and I gave birth around 3:30 in the afternoon.





Baby MoMo, as we call him, was born not only with a tongue tie (his tongue was completely attached underneath to his gums), but also a huge inguinal hernia.  For those of you who have no idea what that is, it means the lining that separates his intestines from his reproductive organs wasn't developed properly and his large intestine had fallen down into his scrotum stretching it out and down to his knees.... it was about the size of tennis ball.

For the first two weeks of his life, he was in and out of the hospitals.




Finally, after surgery at Vanderbilt in Nashville, we were able to take home a healthy baby.


He has been a joy to our family!!





And today, he is a very happy and healthy 4 month old!
I still can't wrap my brain around the fact that I am a mom of 5 boys and we are a family of 7!!!  I hardly had time to get used to being a family of 6.... but I wouldn't change one thing about us!!  I love my life, and I love my boys.

-Cat

1 comment:

Stevie said...

So glad baby Moroni is doing well!! What a sweetheart.....and that grin💕💕💕 I can't imagine how hard it must have been that first month. Sounds like he's one tough little warrior!