Baby Gage’s Arrival

Gage’s arrival was a bit earlier than expected.  I wasn’t due until November 3rd, but last week my blood pressure spiked and they decided I had preeclampsia, which meant that Jason and I checked into the hospital on 10/16 around 10 pm.  After getting situated they decided to start me on Magnesium.  That meant I could not get out of bed or have anything to eat but ice chips and Popsicles until 24 hours after Gage decided to make his appearance.  I did not enjoy my 3+ days on this awful drug.  I couldn’t see, hear, or concentrate correctly.  But I did eat lots of Popsicles.
After trying to induce and making little progress a doctor finally decided to do a c-section on Tuesday morning.  At 10:12 am Gage came into the world with 10 fingers and 10 toes.  While Daddy cut the cord, Mommy made a nuisance of herself by continually asking the surgical team, “How much longer?”  The answer was always 10-15 minutes.  Liars.
Gage came in at 6 pounds even and was 19 3/4  inches long.  He is doing well and is very, very sweet.  He is trying to get over jaundice right now and is on a blanket machine that makes him look like a glow worm.  Too cute.  He is being spoiled by his grandparents, who we couldn’t have done without.  And I’m convinced that I gave my son the best possible father.  Gage and I are lucky to have him.
The c-section is taking me a little longer to recover from than I thought it might.  Maybe it’s because I tried to be a tough girl and resist too many drugs.  I’m past that.  If I haven’t returned your call or email, don’t be offended.  I haven’t returned any.  I’ll be working on that soon.

45 thoughts on “Baby Gage’s Arrival

  1. Jo-Jo says:

    Congratulations Stacy! What a precious bundle of joy! After having a c-section it is important to never deny the drugs that they offer you in the hospital! lol lol

    Enjoy your new addition to the family and I wish you a speedy recovery.

  2. Kay says:

    Stacy, I’m so happy for you. Your little boy is a doll and both you and your husband (and a grandmother I assume?) look so happy. My daughter is a labor/delivery nurse and so I am familiar with the magnesium thing and I had a c-section when I had her, so I’m familiar with that. Take it easy and take care of yourself. You’ll get over it soon. I didn’t know about this new way of treating jaundice. They used to just put kids under a light.

    Enjoy this time. They grow so fast! Hugs to you and your precious one!

  3. Bumble says:

    Cute as a button. You and Gage! Props to Jason for starting off his fatherhood so well. I’m glad to see the happy family. And I’m glad you didn’t name him Tolstoy ;0)

  4. bermudaonion says:

    I’m glad he’s there safe and sound, even if it was tough on you! He’s precious and I know he’s getting lots of love at your house. A c-section is surgery, so it will take you a little while to recover – let everyone else spoil you! I’ve never seen or heard of a blanket machine.

  5. jennygirl says:

    Oh my gosh Gage is such a cutie!
    Mom, you are looking rather good yourself after all that you had to endure. You poor thing. Take those drugs. That’s why they were invented after all. Congratulations toy ou all. I am so happy for you. Take care, get some rest, and enjoy your new son.
    Talk to you when you can. No worries…ever 🙂

  6. Wrighty says:

    What a cutie pie! Thank you for posting these adorable photos! It’s so nice to meet the little man. You have a beautiful family.

    Take all the help you can get but don’t be afraid to tell company you need quiet time too. Don’t worry about being the hostess. You’re a new mom and you need your rest (and drugs!). I was always so excited that I tried to do too much and by the second week I was really exhausted. Do what works for you and take good care of yourself. Congratulations! 🙂

  7. Margot says:

    Your son is so sweet looking. I’m so glad to hear you are okay. Please take care of yourself and let everyone spoil you. Remember that part of being a good mom is that the mom has to also take care of herself. Give your little guy a smooch from all your blogging friends.

  8. Wanda says:

    Oh my gosh, little Gage is sooo cute!! Wish you’d had a better time of it Stacy but judging by that glowing smile it was all worth it. 🙂

    I’m loving the little blanket thing, must be new technology? My first two both arrived three weeks early and had jaundice, they had to spend a few days in the incubator getting light therapy. I boo-hooed every time I had to put them in there.

    You have a great support system, way to go home team! Enjoy your newborn and welcome to Motherhood. 😉

  9. Charlie says:

    Congratulations, Stacy, and to your whole family (although you did all the work). Gage is one cute little guy, and I love his name.

  10. farmlanebooks says:

    Congratulations! It is great to see that you are home and enjoying life as a family. Give Gage a big hug from me 🙂

  11. Staci says:

    I am in love with him!!! 😀 What a beautiful boy and I love his name. You moved me to tears with the best dad comment!!! Give Gage a big kiss for me!!

  12. Jenners says:

    Awww…he looks so cute!!! Reminds me of my little one when he was born!

    And it sounds like you had a pretty rough time … I’m sure it wasn’t what you were hoping for but I’m glad Gage got here safe and sound. Enjoy!!!

  13. Carrie K. says:

    Congratulations! I’m sorry things didn’t go as smoothly as you would have liked. I had an emergency c-section with my 3rd and know how hard the recovery can be – take it easy and be gentle with yourself. 🙂

  14. givingreadingachance says:

    OMG Stacy, he is so so so cute! Jaundice is normal i think … mine had it too!
    Gage is perfect lil baby! But I can’t believe you look so beautiful in that 1st pic…did u just deliver 🙂

    Take care, dn’t worry I am sure you will be recovering very fast 🙂

  15. Julie says:

    Congratulations!! Sounds like quite a feat but with a great reward!

    Did they tell you about putting him in the sun to help the jaundice as well? 🙂

    Take your time on recovery.

  16. Caspette says:

    Congratlations again. What a cutie.

    I dont know about in the US bt here in Oz yo are not allowed to drive or pick up anything heavier then a baby for 6 weeks after the operation. Even now 8 months on from my c-sect it still hurts when there is pressure on my scar. I recommened rubbing in something called Bio Oil if you have it in the US. Its a great product that keeps your scar area moisturised (and alledgedly reduces the scar but cant comment on that yet).

    Take it easy and remember the #1 rule is sleep when baby sleeps!

  17. Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books says:

    Congratulations Stacy and Jason (and all the happy/proud grandparents!) … and welcome to little Gage!

    I hope your recovery goes quickly – it’s great to see that big smile on your face! And, yes, sleep when Gage sleeps, and accept all offers of help.

    Best wishes to you and your family!

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