Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cid Hunter Baillio

We knew the time was approaching, and Celeste wasn't showing any signs of labor. So we planned for a C-section on April 9th. We cleaned the house. We brought out the baby bouncer, baby clothes and bassinet. We decided that the futon-as-a-couch just wouldn't cut it. Ever since the move, our futon cushion hasn't stayed on the frame. It slides down constantly. We don't even need to sit on it, and it starts sliding down. I think the frame is bent, and the cushion has lost its stiffness. So, we shopped around and decided to purchase a nice reclining couch! Our first major furniture purchase. So Wednesday we bought that to prepare for Mommy and baby's homecoming on Sunday. Late Wednesday night we dropped Brooklyn off at a friend's house for her first sleep-over. She loved it!

Thursday morning we woke up early, and got to the hospital at 6:15 am. The prepped Celeste and by 8:30 we were in surgery. I watched the whole thing again. I couldn't see a whole lot of the cutting part, but I could see/smell all the smoke coming from the cauterizer(?). They were using a heat gun to cut through things and close up bleeding things. Then at 8:43 am, Hunter was pulled out into the world. He was so cute and small. They cleaned him up, and sewed Celeste shut, and we spent the next hour or two in recovery. Hunter took to nursing right away and was very good at it.

Everything's gone well since. Celeste has been having a few wrinkles in recovery (too nauseated by the Morphine on day one, and a dizzy-spell after a shower on day three) but she's happy and excited to come home. Hunter is healthy and happy. He sleeps a lot, cries little (yeah!), and eats well (double yeah!). We're hoping our Easter Sunday includes not only a celebration of resurrection and atonement, but of new life in the house when Mommy and Hunter come home. If not on Sunday, then Monday for sure.

Brooklyn was a bit weirded out when she first saw Mommy all trussed up in the hospital bed, with machines and tubes and a new baby on her lap. It took her a while, but she warmed up to the idea of a new baby.

Daddy has the house prepped, the new couch in place, and he can't wait to have the place full with his new family!

13 comments:

Chris said...

Big congrats guys! And welcome to the world, Hunter!

Jessica Bybee said...

Congrats! He is so cute! Celeste--- you look great! Heres to a quick recovery and adjusting at home!

Angela Baillio (Fernandez) said...

So adorable. I'm very happy for you all!

tweedlediva said...

Yay! We are so happy for you, and have been thinking about you all week knowing that baby Hunter could be making his appearance at any time. He's adorable. We miss you guys. Congrats!

Sarah said...

What a cutie!! I'm glad everything went well! We love little Hunter already. Skype us when Celeste is feeling up to it! OH AND YEAH FOR A NEW COUCH!! Love you guys

Julie Nye said...

Yay! Congratulations! He looks super cute. I hope the recovery goes well. My second c-section was way better than the first.

Congratulations on the new couch too! I remember talking about how someday we could actually buy new furniture. It looks like you guys have made it big! We'll miss you at Easter tomorrow.

Shelly said...

Congratulations! He's adorable!

Joseph Draschil said...

How did y'all decide on the name? My guess is "Cid" came from Brad's beloved days with the early Final Fantasy video games. Close?

Tracy Barrand said...

Cid is the luckiest baby on the planet to get to come to this family. I'm so glad everyone is healthy and Celeste you look GREAT for just having a C section
moxoxoxm

The 3 Nomads said...

Congrats! What a beautiful baby boy!! I love the name :) Celeste you look amazing. I hope your recovery goes well. We're praying for you guys.

Megan said...

I am so happy for you and so glad all went well! We are so excited to see you guys in a couple weeks and meet little hunter!!

Aubrey Dokos said...

Congrats Guys! He's so adorable! I'm happy that everything went smoothly! Wish I could meet the little guy!

Kyle said...

Congrats! You have such a beautiful family. Way to be a man, Brad, and create a boy . . . some of us can't do that.