Pre­ston: Week One

On Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 3, 2012 we wel­comed to the world our son, Pre­ston Jack Drum.

It started around mid­night when Jaclyn’s water broke. After a quick trip down Lake Shore Drive we arrived at Pren­tice Women’s Hos­pi­tal and began to wait. At around 8:30 a.m. they had Jaclyn start push­ing and at 11:18 a.m. Pre­ston was deliv­ered. He weighed 8 lb 11 oz and was 20″ long.

Shortly after birth Preston’s oxy­gen sat­u­ra­tion level dipped briefly, so as a pre­cau­tion they moved him to the NICU for obser­va­tion. Thank­fully it was an iso­lated inci­dent and over the next few days he aced all the tests for O₂, blood cul­tures and hear­ing. It ended up being a bless­ing because we got to spend lots of time with Pre­ston and his won­der­ful nurses get­ting super­vised prac­tice feed­ing and burp­ing him, chang­ing his dia­per, and the rest.

On Thurs­day Jaclyn was dis­charged and the next morn­ing Pre­ston was released as well. We brought him home and intro­duced him to a curi­ous but slightly con­fused Lucy. She has sniffed him all over and got­ten in a few licks, and seems fine with him join­ing the fam­ily. Pre­ston is eat­ing like a champ, sleep­ing pretty well, and keep­ing us busy with dia­per changes.

It was a great first week and we are thrilled to have our happy, healthy baby boy finally here!