Bennett Alexander

On Tuesday, August 6th, Baby Bennett Alexander made his arrival at 2:32pm after a pretty easy induction. He was 5lbs 10oz, 18½ inches long, pink, and screaming his little lungs out. Not bad for a 34 weeker! As I mentioned, he needs mandatory NICU time until 35 weeks gestation, so we have a few more days at minimum before we can bring him home. He’s doing great though: regulating his own body temperature, breathing on his own, and we’re starting to increase his feedings of breast milk (I’m pumping until we establish a good latch for nursing). His bilirubin levels are a little high, so he needs a photo-therapy blanket right now. It makes me so sad to see him in there, but he’s been such a trooper. His cuddles make me melt! I was discharged yesterday and I can’t wait to have him home. So that’s where I’ve been, & that’s where I’ll be for the next week or two. He’s such a little prince.

And yes, my itching is MUCH improved! Not nearly 100%, but I’d say it’s 65% resolved. Thank goodness that’s (almost) over!

Callie - August 9, 2013 - 7:44 am

He is absolutely precious Nicole!!!

Becky - August 9, 2013 - 11:56 am

CONGRATS!!! He looks so healthy and I’m so glad to hear that you are feeling better too! Absolutely wonderful… you’ve been on my mind, girl.

P.S. I’ve always loved the name Bennett – good choice momma! :)

litzy margot - August 9, 2013 - 2:02 pm


He looks super healthy and I’m so glad everything went smoothly! Your itching saga is nearly over!!!!

Love the name…our little ICP boys share middle names :)

Take care and enjoy your time with your husband as a family of four. :)

Angie @ Pint of Goals - August 9, 2013 - 2:57 pm

He is sooo cute and probably even cuter in person! I’m so happy you and Bennett are both doing so well. Excited to get together again :)

Carin - August 10, 2013 - 9:34 am

He is so beautiful! What a good size for 34 weeks! Also, that was one of our names if we had a boy! I LOVE IT! I am so happy for you sweet mama. I can’t wait to see more pictures and updates. xo

Grandpa Jeff - August 15, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Can’t wait to meet the little guy and see my girls. Hope you feel better and the itching stopped