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

OMG!!!! I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!!! ALL CAPS HAPPY!!!!!

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