Saturday, November 15, 2008

Welcome to the world Dominic!!






Dominic Thomas Grasso was born Thursday, November 13th at 5:07 pm. He was delivered via C-section. Brooke was started on pitocin at 5:30 am where she was 1.5 cm dialated. At 10 am, the doctor broke her water hoping to further dialation. She reached 3cm at 11 am and then was given an epidural. From 11-4, the contractions became increasingly strong & frequent and we were all hoping for a big change in dialation. Dominic's heartrate wasn't reacting well during the contractions and when checked again at 4:30-Brooke was STILL at 3 cm dialated. Our Dr believed that the cord was wrapped around Dominic's neck restricting him from moving down and also affecting his heart rate. We realized that things weren't going well and it wasn't helping Dominic to be in distress during the contractions. Within minutes Brooke & Lou were whisked away to the surgery room. 10 minutes later we had our son!

7 pounds 12 ounces, 19 inches long (they think longer but he wouldn't stretch his legs out). We came home today and are slowly adjusting to this new world. We will continue to update everyone--but with an EXTREME lack of sleep in the last 3 days, we are pretty much running on fumes!

Thank you for all the prayers, thoughts, and well wishes!!

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Congratulations again! I am so happy for you guys! What a blessing....

I can't wait to meet your little Dominic!

Erin1122 said...

Hey guys, he's a cutie!! It's amazing how stubborn those little guys can be when they don't want to come. Your delivery sounds like mine... all that labor and in the end a C-section and a beautiful baby boy!!

Hang in there with adusting, it gets better, I promise!! Congrats to your new family!

Erin Eileen said...

I second that...Welcome to the world DTG!!! I am so glad he's here and you are all healthy and happy!!! Best wishes with all that is to come!

Shannon said...

I love every picture! Congrats again, Brooke! Dominic is such a beautiful (or should I say handsome, hehe) blessing!

Jenni said...

he is beautiful!!!