Labor and Delivery

Francesca David CJ Our Travel
 


                       

 

I was induced into labor on Nov 4th and after 18 hours of labor with little progress, "CJ" Charles Jaye was born via a c-section.  He scored 9/9 on the APGAR test and his only issue was a slightly high respiratory rate in his first 36 hours of life.  I faced my own battle upon discovering that the epidural had the strange ability to hang on in my legs long after the drugs were added.  Almost a week later I have only just gotten feeling back in my right leg which was later diagnosed as a nerve compression issue from the labor.  Here are some photos from his birth and the days after to the day he came home, Nov 9th.


4 Nov 2004

Despite a schedule induction, I didn't get admitted for hours

4 Nov 2004

Still early enough in the process to be smiling!

5 Nov 2004

My first view of CJ

5 Nov 2004

Finally I was holding my son!

5 Nov 2004

A kiss from Daddy to Mommy for all her hard work

5 Nov 2004

What an amazing feeling touching him for the first time

5 Nov 2004

David holding son for first time... A moment I wanted to remember forever

5 Nov 2004

After hours I finally got to hold my son again. Our reunion was delayed by my neurological issues and CJ's respiratory issues. We wouldn't be reunited again for good till the next night.

5 Nov 2004

For a few minutes we were together... Daddy did his part though and fed CJ despite him being in a special nursery due to his respiratory issues.

7 Nov 2004

In our room we both got plenty of opportunity to feed him

7 Nov 2004

Three generations of Harris'

7 Nov 2004

Grandma Patton holding CJ

7 Nov 2004

Mommy still trying to figure out how to hold her son

7 Nov 2004

Still so tiny!

9 Nov 2004

CJ after being fitted in his carseat/carrier for the ride home

9 Nov 2004

Leaving the hospital for good!

9 Nov 2004

Walking into the house with our son for first time

9 Nov 2004

First time in crib with whale for future size comparisons

Home Up Pregnancy Labor and Delivery CJ's 0-6 months CJ 7-12 Months CJ 13-18 Months CJ 19-24  Months Whale Comparison Digital Scrapbook


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