Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Introducing Logan Robert

This beauty sent from God joined us unexpectedly on Friday August 24, 2012.  Here's his story:

A placental abruption awoke me at 11:30pm on Thursday August 23, 2012.  I was only 34 weeks pregnant.  And...Jodi was in Arkansas on business.  My neighbor and friend Karen drove me to the ER within 10 minutes of calling her.  Just the sound of her voice when she picked up her phone that night was enough to calm me down.
My friend Joy arrived at the hospital at 8:30am the next morning.  She was the perfect person to be by my side that entire day...including joining me for my first c-section.  What a blessing she was for so many reasons and in so many ways.  We are forever bonded that is for sure.
After many tests, an ultrasound and visits with the OBs on duty, it was determined that this baby needed to come out soon and a c-section was the safest way to deliver due to the amount of blood I was losing.  Out came a BOY (we didn't know the sex) at 1:40pm on Friday August 24, 2012. 
Logan needed a lot of extra care and monitoring due to his early arrival.  Despite all the cords and bandages and such, I thought he was just perfect.

Logan Robert Ulrich
5lbs, 11oz, 18in
Friday August 24, 2012
Meeting Logan for the first time during my c-section.
Love at first sight.
Jodi was able to catch an early flight back from his trip...he arrived at 7pm that day.  We rushed to the special care nursery immediately so he could meet Logan.
Days and Nights with Logan in the nursery.
Movie Night in my hospital room.
Ice cream night in the lobby.
11 Days in the hospital, 9 Days in the isolette
Logan's 1st Bath
Logan's Homecoming