Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cedric Thomas Loudon - Day 1 of life outside the womb

After 11 hours of labor (7 of which were fairly easy) and half an hour of pushing, Cedric Thomas was born at 11:33 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Bogota, Colombia.

We chose Cedric primarily because we like the name! But also, as culturally mixed up MKs that we are, we wanted an Anglo-Saxon name that would reflect some of our way back common ethnic/cultural roots. We each have a grandfather called Thomas, and it is also Bill's middle name, so we chose his second name for the family connection and to remind Cedric of his godly heritage.

The actual birth was difficult for baby. He came out facing the "wrong" way which made it hard for him to pass through easily, he stressed out and possibly inhaled/ingested meconium on his way out. The doctor ended up using forceps and he got a small fracture on his skull. As a result he was almost immediately put into an incubator. He has been in NICU under observation. As of today (5/26) we know his heart, lungs and stomach are all ok. He will be fed for the first time this afternoon then monitored for that and the healing of the fracture.  We hope to have him home in a few days or less. 

Update as of 5/26 9PM: Baby did not in fact inhale meconium. Rather his bigger problem was that he lacked oxygen during the birth process and his organs showed signs of oxygen deprivation. Praise God he is healing from that trauma!! We are waiting to know if there is anything of concern due to his head trauma.

 
First picture... after they cleaned out his lungs and stomach and wiped his skin.

 Meeting his dad

 Meeting his mum



 Half a day old, cleaned up more

 21 hours old - best looking baby in the world :)

A little visit to connect

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful Beautiful Baby Boy...Congratulations! We are praying for you three.

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  2. Beautiful Beautiful Baby Boy...Congratulations! We are praying for you three!

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  3. Thanks for the post, we are praying for you all. Welcome little Cedric!

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  4. Congratulations Bill and Angela! May the Lord continue to watch over Cedric Thomas and bring him to complete health and wholeness. May He give Angela strength and healing day by day.

    Blessings to all!
    Helen Hinton

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  5. Congratulations! He looks beautiful :) Blessings.

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  6. Congratulations! He is beautiful. Blessings :)

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  7. Congratulations on your new little treasure!! He is precious. Glad all is well...praying for you! the Rowlands

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  8. Makes me smile from ear to ear!

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  9. makes me smile from ear to ear

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  10. makes me smile from ear to ear

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  11. Wonderful news. Lovely to see Cedric on our computer in Melbourne. Great you have Dick & Nancye with you. Love and greetings Keith & Kathryn Graham

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  12. Congratulations! He is the most beautiful baby ever born for sure. :) -Ed and Dana

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  13. Happy, Happy Birthday Little Man!


    Bill and Angelia, God is good...look at the awesome gift He gave to you both. The good part of the awesome gift...LOVE, JOY, LAUGHTER. The not so good part of the gift...Noise at all hours,24/7 total dependance upon you, very messy, and can be very stinky.
    Don't worry, the good outweighs the bad (I think:)) Congratulations to the new mom and dad, and to all grandparents and aunts/uncles etc.
    #2

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  14. Congratulations, we're so happy for you! May God bless this little guy, and your family.

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  15. Praise God for your amazing little miracle. God is SO good!

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