Sunday, July 20, 2008

Baby pictures

I will post a couple here, but I will not be posting his name. These are just cell phone pics because I haven't installed the camera software on the replacement Dell yet.
This is Daddy and Mojo at birth. They'd cleaned the baby up a bit, and shortly after this I nursed him.

To answer Ehu's questions:
GBS? -- This stands for group B strep. It's a relatively recent connection they've made between this bacteria being present in the mother and having a very sick baby. Obviously it's not the only thing that can make a new baby ill, but the antibiotics make sure the babies aren't getting this at least.
Take the bed apart? -- The bottom half of a labor bed comes off for delivery. It's actually pretty cool.
Apgars? -- This is baby's first test. Apgar is an acronym but I can't remember what it stands for. The highest possible score is 10, and they check it at one and five minutes of life. I know part of it has to do with the baby's color and breathing and crying, though. 8 and 9 are good for any baby, but a baby 4 weeks early doesn't usually score so high.

I just took this one. He's 2-1/2 days old!


Katz said...

Awww. He's so handsome! You'll have to email me the name. :)

oh just ehu. said...

oooh, me too, if that's cool?

AWWWWWW!!! I WANT A HALF TONGAN/PALANGI BABY NOW!! He's so cute!! I could just squeeze/nibble/kiss his cheeks all day!!

Oooh, and thank you for answering my questions!! I speak "Mom" now :)

kaje said...

He is adorable! Congrats you two! Glad he's doing so well.