Thursday, July 16, 2009

Announcing Drake Lyles Lehman

Yesterday, my oldest son, David, and his SO, Tammy, went to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, TX to give birth to their first son, Drake. She thought her water had broken, and it was confirmed that it had, so she was admitted and they all settled in for the long (or short) labor process...

About 6 hours in, contractions were still really weak and dilation was still at about 1cm, and baby Drake was having issues during each of those weak contractions, with a heart rate all over the place, so the doctors decided to do a C-section.

Drake Lyles Lehman was born at 7:11PM (CST) on July 15th. He weighed 5 pounds, 12.6 ounces and was 18 inches long. While checking him out and cleaning him up, it was discovered that his blood-glucose level was way low, so he was given a glucose water bottle. That helped but only a little, so he was moved to the NICU.

Somewhere between his birth and about 10PM that evening, the doctors came to the conclusion that although he was only 9 days from his estimated due date, the dates must have been wrong and he is premature. Because of this he will be spending more time than we expected in the NICU. As of this morning, this is all the information I have.

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