Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Introducing our New Little One.


Welcome to the world Carden DeMont. Weighing in at 5lbs 15oz and a length of 19in. He joined the ranks at 3:3oPM this afternoon. McCaden, Camden, and Kaidence are super excited to have a new baby brother. He has already brought the mother instinct out in our little Kaidence. She insisted everyone use "hanitizer" before touching her brother. Camden wants to hold Carden constantly, McCaden won't let him go, and Kaidence bosses everyone around. It's great.

Things were a little scary for a while. During a routine NST this morning for Shauntelle they found that her fluids were very low. Along with the low fluid the baby's heart rate was low. Low enough they admitted Shauntelle to the hospital and were talking C-Section. They determined that the cord was wrapped around our little ones neck. When Shauntelle would have a contraction it would constrict the cord causing his levels to drop. They watched things for a while then decided that it was safe enough to induce her and watch closely and have the C-Section ready to go if needed. About an hour after they broke Telle's water she went from a 6 to a 10 in under 10 minutes. 6 pushes later and we had our little boy. A crazy morning with tons of stress and now everything feels great. Our little bald Carden is such a sweet addition to our little family.
*Update 9/23/2010*
We are stuck at the hospital a little longer than we wanted. Carden has low blood sugars because he is so tiny. As of yesterday he was 5lbs 8 oz. Such a cute little stinker. He is also being treated for jaundice. He is a GREAT nurser (finally I have a kid that will do it). The docs are surprised at how well he does at eating for his size. So our main concern for him is to get those blood sugar levels up so that he stays out of the NICU. He is so fun to have around. He is very loved by his brothers, sister and parents. We feel so very blessed to have him in our family.

15 comments:

Jackie said...

Congrats Guy's He's simply Beautiful:)

Julianne said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Abby said...

Oh, man, he is a cutey pie! And so darling in that hat, too. Congratulations to you all.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful. I love hearing that Kaidence is bossing everyone around and demanding sanitizer. That is hilarious!

(we're continuing to pray for Kaidence. I know you're not out of the woods yet..)

Emily@Little Forever Family said...

Congrats you guys!!! That is so exciting and he is so cute and beautiful!

cici said...

Such wonderful bright news. You guys are very lucky, My sister had her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and was born stillborn. So glad the Doctors were watching out for your little one.

Summer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! HE IS ADORABLE!!!! SENDING LOTS OF PRAYERS, HUGS, & KISSES YOUR WAY!

LOVE,
MASON'S MOMMY

carolyn q said...

Congratulations. WOW, that is kind of scary, so I am glad to read that everything turned out well.
What a lucky little guy to have been born to such an amazing family.
Sending my love!
(HUGS)
Carolyn

Teea Lamb said...

Congratulations! He is so cute! And what a cute name! Hope everything is going well! Keep the pictures coming!

The Curtis Family said...

Wow! Congratulations!! I knew the time was coming soon. I am glad that the delivery turned out well. He is BEAUTIFUL!

Carol said...

He is too cute!! I'm so glad everything went smoothly in the end. After just having Emily, I can't imagine dealing with everything else you had going on. Pregnancy is tough enough. :) Hope things stay quite for a while.

Melanie said...

Congratulations! He is adorable!

Debbie said...

Shauntelle and Mike congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. What a great blessing to have in your life. Sleep every chance you get. If you get a chance. Can't wait to see your new little one. Love to you all, Aunt Deb

Tiffany Profsky said...

YAY congratulations!!

ang said...

Congratulations, he's darling!