4/8/14

Katie's a Big Sister!


 We have a baby boy!
Jesse Bryant
was born 
April 3rd 12:04 pm
6lbs 11oz 19 3/4 inches long


I love this proud look on Katie's face! 
She got to meet him first. And she calls him baby brother.

She bought him an alligator from Golightly's. She's had that picked out for months!


I have been in the hospital since Monday the 31st, because my blood pressure got too high. It was heartbreaking to be away from Katie. She came to visit everyday. 
They decided since my blood pressure wouldn't go down, they should deliver the baby. I got steroid shots for 2 days before he was born, to help his lungs. Thankfully he was perfect and healthy born at 37 weeks. 

I had a c-section and then the doctor put me on magnesium to help prevent a stroke or seizure due to high blood pressure. I heard it was going to be a little bit of a nightmare and it was! I felt horrible. He was worth it though. 
 Marcus stayed at the hospital with me all week!
My mom stayed at our house with Katie and other family helped with her too. 
I'm so grateful for our family.

I didn't get to come home until last night, because my blood pressure was still high! I was really disappointed. So now I am on medicine for the next 6 to 8 weeks and trying to take it easy. Have any of you had this issue after delivery? I just want to know what to expect.

I am taking one for the team by showing this picture.
 
 I am so swollen and full of fluids and not very cute, but the other 3 are adorable! 

I plan on sharing a million more pictures and details soon.
I just needed to announce that I have a son!

45 comments:

Jennifer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

d said...

Congratulations! So happy for you.

Mama Cobb said...

Aww! Congratulations! So glad everyone is healthy now, and happy too. :)

Tracy said...

Yay! Love his name!! Congrats. Take care of yourself, I sure hope your PB goes back to normal soon!! Need more pics asap!!

Jennifer Z. said...

Congratulations He's perfect! And you look adorable too!

Sherrie said...

Congratulations!!! Beautiful pictures of all 4 of you! Take it slow and enjoy your new bundle!!

Miss G said...

I have been waiting and wondering!!! Sooo exciting!! AND our kiddos share a birthday!!! Both of our second borns are April 3rd babies!!! Happy Birthday Little Jesse!!! I love that!

I am so, so happy for you all! LOVE the photo of you and Katie looking at each other!! The "taking one for the team" photo does not look bad at all! Really!!

You are such a lovely family. I am sorry about all the blood pressure stuff! Blessings on you all during this time! love, Kelly

Stacey said...

Congrats to y'all!! He is a cutie pie!

Lindy said...

So happy for you all! Congratulations!

Sandy said...

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful little boy. I will keep you in my prayers.

Christine said...

Yaaaay! Congratulations - he's sooooo adorable! My blood pressure was higher than normal for at least a month or two after my second child (but not my first). The bloat stuck with me for about a month, too. Good luck!

Linda said...

Congratulations to you all…..and all 4 of you are great looking!!!! Praying all goes great for you as you recover! Jesse is adorable….just like his big sister.

Brittany..Following my Bliss said...

Congratulations! Hope you're up and feeling better very soon!

Staci said...

Congrats!!! I've been thinking about you and wondering how you've been feeling. I'm so sorry you ended up with a longer hospital stay. That PIH stuff is nasty. And Mag is really nasty! He's perfect, though! Love his name. I know you have lots of family around to help but if you need anything, just text me! And tell Katie congrats on bring a big sister! That's an important job!

bella said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. I have been praying for you throughout your pregnancy and will continue to do so. Please take it easy as you recover from your C-Section and what a lovely family you are!!

Colette said...

Congratulations, I am so happy for you guys! He is a cutie.

The first picture of Katie is absolutely ridiculous, she looks so grown up now that she's a big sister!

Praying you're feeling better soon and your recovery isn't too rough.

Cheryl said...

So happy to hear this....I was wondering where you were and I was hoping nothing was wrong. Congrats on your beautiful son!!!! Looking at these photos...Katie is going to be a great big sister and a lot of help to you. Take it easy....easy for me to say I know but harder for you to do....ha, ha.....enjoy this time!!!

Leslie said...

Congratulations!!! Hoping your blood pressure levels out soon so you can enjoy that sweet boy to the fullest!

Susan Brown Holland said...

Jesse is aaaaadorable and Katie just beams with pride over her little brother! She will be such an amazing Big Sister to him!!! Love the alligator! :D

God has truly blessed your precious little family of four and has held you in His mighty hand thru this pregnancy and delivery and I give Him praise and thanks that all is well! Praying for a quick recovery for you Dina! Love you sweet friend!

Ann said...

Congrats! The whole family is absolutely adorable!!! You look beautiful!!!! What a precious miracle!

the undomesticated wife said...

Congrats, friend!

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness! He is just precious. And I love his name with Katie. A perfect match!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! I had the exact same situation with my first. Born at 37 weeks due to high blood pressure. It spiked after delivery, so I had to go on Magnesium. Worst thing ever. Took BP meds for a couple of months and BP returned to normal by the time I went off of them. It's such a scary thing, but if you don't normally have high blood pressure, it should go back to normal soon.

Jennifer said...

Congrats!! Beautiful family!

Kimberley said...

what a blessing! congratulations!!!

The Howell's said...

Congratulations! I was just thinking about you earlier, and decided to log into to blogger to check on you. So happy I did. He's perfect, and I love the name. Get some rest, and hope those pressures come down asap. xoxo

Mallorie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :-) Love your headband in the last picture. And oh my gosh Katie's face in that first picture. Priceless!

Mandi said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you! Glad to hear that you are home and baby is healthy.

Karen said...

So sweet!! Congratulations!!!

Nicole T said...

So excited for you all Dina! Get some rest! Praying for that blood pressure to come on down. Love you!!!

Hannah Fields said...

I and the same thing happen with my 2nd delivery which was strange because I had no problems with my first. My BP got so high after delivery the Dr. literally sat on my bed and cried because she was so scared. I had the Mag and it took me about 3.5 weeks to feel some what normal again and once I was off all BP meds I felt great. I had HELP Syndrome which also included some problems with my kidney and liver. I was in the hospital for 4 weeks and I could have no visitors(including my 4 year old) because of the H1N1 outbreak :( Congrats both of your kids are darling! Take care :)

Sonja said...

Congrats! He's adorable!

Angela said...

Congratulations!! Your sweet baby boy is precious!

emily said...

Welcome to the world sweet Jesse!

He's beautiful! Congratulations Momma, Dada and of course, Big Sis!!!

and I will keep you in my prayers.

911 MOMMY said...

Congratulations!! So happy that you both are ok :) Welcome to the world baby boy!

Leslie said...

Congratulations! What a cutie, and I love his name. You have such a sweet little family.

Cristi Atchley said...

Dina, congrats to you and your cutie-patootie family!!! Jesse looks perfect! And Katie looks 12 in that first pic! Waah! How did that happen? Ha!

And girl, you look as cute as all get out! Too cute for just having a baby!!! ;-) You are radiant!

Btw baby Jesse... you and I share a birthday! So I know God was doing an extra special dance in heaven, just for us!!! Welcome to the world baby boy!

pkeallen said...

congrats!! So happy for your little family of 4!! and you look beautiful but you did crack me up by saying you were taking one for the team. and isn't that the modern definition of love when you will post a sub-par picture of yourself so you can show off your precious little ones!!

Kasey said...

Congratulations! Glad he's here and everyone is doing well.

sl said...

Congratulations! Prayers for the BP meds to work. Take it easy!

Bethany said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations on your sweet little blessing :)

Twinkle Terrior said...

you still look cute !! swollen goes with the event - ya done good! GORGEOUS family ox

O Mom said...

can't believe i missed this..Congratulations!! And you look beautiful. Praying your blood pressure goes and stays down. I became a Grandma on March 14 and my daughter got gall stones and they had to remove her gall bladder, they said this was common after pregnancy,although i'd never heard of it. it is hard to be in the hospital and not feeling well after baby! Blessings to your family!

kimert said...

congratulations! He is beautiful as is Katie! She looks to have grown a ton since becoming a big sister! I pray you are continuing to recover well!

Erin K said...

Congrats sweet friend! He is adorable! Actually, you all are! Hope all is going well.