Wednesday, February 29, 2012

He's finally here!!

William Byron Secor was born Feb. 7th 2012. He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 22 inches long.
This was by far the easiest labor and delivery. I was induced at 8 AM, got an epidural around 10:30 AM and two pushes later William was born at 12:15 PM. My recovery was a lot easier this time around as well. The day after I had him, Thomas and I took a long walk around the entire hospital. Everything seemed to be going way too smoothly so I knew something was coming. William had Jaundice which wasn't a big deal (Lincoln had it too) but the Doctor was starting to get concerned that his Jaundice wasn't going away after the normal first week of life. I am happy to report that after 3 weeks of yellow skin, an at home tanning bed, and lots and lots of heal pricks as of yesterday his Jaundice is finally under control.
During one of our Doctor visits for the Jaundice our Doctor was checking out William and found an irregularity with his skull. The next day we found ourselves at Primary Childrens Hospital with our week and a half year old baby getting a CT scan. They found out that he has Sagittal Craniosynostosis. Basically the top plates of his skull have already fused together where they're not supposed to. If this problem went unfixed it could produce pressure on the brain resulting in vision and mental problems among other things. We met with the skull specialist yesterday and we have surgery scheduled for April 18th. They will have to cut out a 2 in. X 5-6 in. portion of his skull and he will have to wear a helmet for 10-12 months. This has been completely unexpected and kind of scary but we feel that it is necessary and William will be in the absolute best care.
Besides the medical scares William has been the best baby! He only cries when he is hungry or needs to burp. We've nicknamed him Will the Chill which basically sums up his sweet personality. We are so excited for William to finally join our family and we are already so in love with him!!!