Here is Hideo William -- he was born via c-section at 6:26 am on Saturday, December 20th. He is 6 lbs 10 1/2 oz, and is 19 inches long. And he's super cute. He was a little early, so that's why he has the nasal cannula and feeding tube.
I never imagined I'd have a c-section -- I've always been a big proponent of natural childbirth. But my water broke at about 2:30 Sat morning, and Hideo was breech. He was in the worst possible position for birth -- his head was on one side of me and his feet on the other, with his back in between -- as if he were laying across me. I don't know how that could have been comfortable for him! Since my water had broken, they couldn't try to reposition him. And since he was in such a screwy position, I had to have a classic c-section, were they have to cut vertically into my uterus. Ouch.
So it was the most invasive surgery I can imagine, and I'm in some pain. I can't drive for four weeks (ugh) and can't pick up my toddler -- who is very confused about why Mommy spent four days in the hospital. But we'll be ok. I think once Hideo is home, Emiko will catch on and be fine.
Hideo is still in the NICU, but gets to come home tomorrow! He no longer has the nasal cannula or the feeding tube -- but he still has a bit of jaundice. That's why he couldn't come home with me today. I'm ready to get him home!
I'll have more pics posted tomorrow -- just you wait!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I just got my present!