Please Welcome to the Stage our newest cast member:
Christopher Charles Sch***** (aka Little Dude, The Dude)
Born: Feb. 22, 2008
Weight: 7 lb 9 oz
Length: 21.3 inches
My call for name suggestions got lots of comments, but I don't think Christopher was one of them. The German suggested it and I think it is lovely. Charles is the name of my Motown Grandpa, Dad-squared and the German's dad (okay so his name is Karl). It is a good family name.
I wish I had a picture to post, but my brain is a little scattered at the moment. The Dude and I came home yesterday. The C-Section was not so bad. In fact it turned out to be the best decision as the baby was definitely overdue. Ironically I started to have contractions 2 hours before the procedure, but the doctors and midwife said it could still be days, so we went full speed ahead.
I did have a small complication. The Monday after the procedure I was looking very pale, was tired and had a headache. The doctors tested my blood and found that my HB (hemoglobin) was down to 5.4 (a normal person has a 12). That afternoon they had to give me a blood transfusion, but not after telling me that I have a very strange blood type (would you expect anything less?) and that they needed to get the blood from Bremen.
I am back on my feet physically, but emotionally is another story. Hormones are crazy and my need for a schedule and control is now being toyed with by the Dude. I worry all the time if he is eating enough, sleeping enough, should I use a pacifier, is his body temperature okay? You get the picture. I know . . . relax. It will take awhile.
The baby is perfectly healthy and beautiful. Because of the C-section he has a perfectly round head. I will try to find the camera over the next few days and post a picture. Cannot promise anything, though, I have mommy brain now.
PS: Yes, he has already urinated on me while changing his diaper. Men :-)