Saturday, November 1, 2008

Introducing....

Cru Acel Hopkins

Born Tuesday, October 28th at 5:46pm

Weighing in at.... ready for this?! 8lb 15.4oz / 21 and 1/2 inch long!

Cru had a few complications coming out and a few more once he came out into the world. He was born with a Pneumothorax which is an air pocket in the lungs. His was on both sides of his lungs in between his lungs and his rib cage. He also had one around his heart. They kept him in the Nursery the whole time we were in the hospital (tuesday until friday) and I got discharged on Thursday but decided to pay the hospital to stay with him until he was discharged. As of friday when we left the air pockets were gone except for the one around the heart which they say will eventually just leave on it's own. We'll get more x-ray's in a week or so. On Wednesday afternoon Cru developed Bilirubin which is Jaundice so he was kept under special lights until us leaving. When we were discharged friday the hospital sent over someone to bring us special lights that Cru is supposed to live under until his bilirubin level has gone down to normal. (Poor guy really doesn't like living under these lights!) We will be getting blood tests done daily until then.

Although it was all a bit complicated, we are SOO glad to have Cru here. We feel so blessed that everyone has been so excited to welcome Cru into this world. And we feel so blessed that we had amazing Doctor's that were able to prevent a C-section and hospital staff that were all able to help Cru continue to get better! Orem Community Hospital had the most amazing and helpful staff and doctors. We are so grateful for everyone's prayers, love, support, and help.

Enjoy the pictures...sorry there are not a ton, but it was pretty hectic for a while so we didn't take many. (and he had not so pretty tubes, IV's, monitors, etc. on him for a while. But we do know he's amazingly strong because he ripped out the IV from his hand...hence the IV in his head!)


20 comments:

Kayla said...

CONGRATULATIONS CARLY AND SHAD! oh my goodness, he is adorable! such a big boy! i can't stop looking at his pictures! hope you're all doing well!

hmcclintock said...

He is so adorable. I am glad that everything turned out well. I hope that you are making it through the sleepless nights!

The Arnolds said...

Congrats!! He is so cute!! And I love his name!!! I hope that you are all feeling well. Let us know if you need help with anything.

-Tammy, Nic, and Andrew Arnold

Maygren Family said...

Nice pictures!! We love them it makes us want more babies, Glad to see/hear things are looking better everyday. Congratulations again we love you thanks for the new blog entry.

Chris and Kimber said...

Oh my goodness he is so dang cute and big! We are glad to hear that things are going better. Let us know if you need anything.

Stephanie said...

Wow - he is a cutie! I'm so glad that everything is being resolved. I have been thinking about you and hoping you are doing ok :) We sure miss you at work :)

Monica said...

He is so cute! I am so excited for you. Congratulations!!!

Tiff said...

Congrats, too cute!

Lila said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome Cru! WOW, you are amazing for having such (as jenalyn would say) a 'muscular' baby! I know having so much done on any baby much less your first (and miracle at that) must have been a little stressful. I'm grateful it seems things are looking good. Evan also had to be under the lights which kept us there an extra day. He was on a light bed actually where the light came from under him. He didn't seem to mind but then again, I was only with him for a few hours every day.
Anyway, I think your Cru is amazing and looks a lot like Mom, nose and eyes maybe. Since he's probably still a little swollen, I reserve the right to change my mind. ;)
I hope everyone gets to catch up on their rest somehow and I hope Cru continues to do well. I just want to chew on those little cheeks of his!
Congrats again, I am so excited!

Jeffrey and Brittany Luna said...

Whoa he's HUGE. Congratulations!!! He's sure a cutie!

Katie Fish said...

YAY!! Congrats Carly and Shad! He is so stinkin' adorable and I can't wait to come see him and you! I'm coming to Utah this weekend, so if you don't mind, I'd love to stop by. I'll give you a call! Congrats again!! Good to hear he's doing well! Enjoy every second!

Riley and Breanne said...

and CRU JONES WINS IT.... maybe Bart Taylor will be next... hahah congrats guys way to go.

Plewe Fam said...

So grateful the staff was able to figure everything out and take good care of you guys. I love the pictures of him once he's home and in his little outfits with grandma...precious. Enjoy the help while your family is here - I'll give you a call at the end of the week and see what we can do for you guys.
Give Cru a little squeeze for me.

Leah said...

YAY! I've been checking for pictures of the little guy every day! They're finally here! He is SO CUTE and SO BIG!

I love the name. I never would have guessed it.

I'm sorry to hear you had a rough week but glad things are going better. Give Cru a big smooch from me. XOXO

Emily said...

I'm so glad you put some pictures of Cru on here. He's so cute! I can't wait to meet him. I'm glad things are going better. Oh, and I misunderstood you on the phone so I told a bunch of people that his middle name is Acer. Sorry. Congratulations!

Jeris and Suzanna Hobbs said...

Jeris- Congrats guys. I hope you will still be friends with us now that you have a big family and all.

Suzanna- Oh my gosh! I am so excited for you guys! He is beautiful! I just can't believe it! I can't wait to meet him and I'm glad everyone is doing well! We miss you guys!

Tarmy said...

Congrats Carly and Shad! I'm so glad you got home and that things are going better. I've been thinking about you guys. Sorry about the Bili Lights...

Heather and Spencer said...

He is too cute! Congrats! Hope the recovery for the 2 of you continues to go well! (I think taking advantage of the extra day in the hospital was a smart idea...more sleep for you before you go home and don'twasester get much!)

Drew and Casey Booram said...

Carly and Shad! Congrats! He is absolutely adorable. Carly I hope you are getting a chance to recoup now that it sounds like he is stable. I can't imagine how scary all that was for you. Just make sure you enjoy every second of it...they grow SOOOO quick. Addison started walking at 9 months, so I felt like I had a baby for about two seconds. Just relish EVERY adorable (and not so adorable) moment and take lots of pictures!

Las Lunas said...

Congratulations! He is adorable!! Best of luck with the transition, you'll need it...no more free time!!