10.29.2008

Baby Simon is Here -- Prayers Needed!

Just a quick note -- baby Simon arrived sometime around 6 p.m tonight. Natalie was induced this morning, but was in a triage room for some time due to emergency C-Sections at the hospital. When they got her into her own room [finally!] sometime around noon or a little after, they broke her water and between that and the pitocin, the baby came fairly quickly after that. She said the pushing seemed to go on forever, but ended up with no tearing or stitches and feels really quite good.

We got to take Maya and Mason to the hospital to see the baby -- he weighed 8 lb. 11 oz., and was 21 1/4 inches long and is completely adorable. He looks a lot like Mason and Maya did as babies, I think.

We did not get to hold him or even see him except through the nursery window as he has had trouble breathing. Natalie just called me from the hospital to tell me that he has a pneumothorax -- they are treating it with oxygen and are watching him carefully. If it improves [he's already had several x-rays and will have more] then they will be able to have him with them and all should be well. If not, they will move him over to the Dell Children's Hospital [in north Austin].

We are all hoping and praying that this is just a little glitch and that he will be well and happy very quickly - -but we could use all the extra prayers we can get for this precious little boy.

Natalie sends her love to all -- and we will keep you posted as we know more.

27 comments:

Melissa said...

Glad he is here! I will be thinking of you all and hope that things resolve quickly! Hugs!

Sandy said...

So glad that he is here and I will keep you all in my prayers. All will be fine I am sure!!

Ang said...

So excited to hear the news! We'll keep Simon and Mama and Daddy in our prayers. Thanks for the update!

Cammie said...

We will keep both of them in our prayers. Tell Natalie I'm thinking of her, and hope they both make a very speedy recovery.

hoLLy said...

congrats grandma! :) thanks for the update! i will keep little simon in my prayers tonight. i'm sure its a glitch and he will be with mommy & daddy soon. send natalie and family our love. hope she is recovering well too.

Christina said...

I've been waiting for the update all day! Prayers for baby Simon- I hope he's breathing easy soon!

me, myself, and I said...

Sarah and I are so glad that Simon has arrived. We will definitely keep him in our prayers as well as the rest of the family. Give Natalie our love.

Jane said...

Thanks for the update! Baby Simon and the Cottam family are in our prayers!! We love you all!

Val said...

I'm so glad baby Simon is here - hope he's breathing easier now and that all is well. Love to all the Cottams - and Grandma & Grandpa!

Andi said...

Oh no! We'll definitely be praying for you guys. I'm glad he's here and her pregnancy is over. I hope he's all better soon!

Emily said...

I've been waiting all day to hear the news!! I'm so happy he's hear, but I hate to hear there's been a few minor complications. I hope he gets breathing well soon... send Natalie my love! I can't wait to see pictures and hear more news!

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

oh wow....we will definitely be praying for you guys!! no matter the situation when it comes to babies and complications it is so scary! we love you all and hope for the best. thanks for the update!

tara said...

you've got 'em:)

Rebecca said...

Congratulations to Natalie and welcome little Simon! You've got our prayers and positive thoughts.

jenjamin said...

Oh thank you so much for posting this. I am glad he is here and a healthy baby, they will all defiantly be in our prayers. congratulations to the new mama, papa and grandparents.

MiaKatia said...

I am so excited that Baby Simon is here! Baby Simon and the rest of the family are in our prayers. Please send our love along.

Andrea said...

Baby Simon and all of you are in our prayers. So glad that he is here!

Tiburon said...

They are for sure in my thoughts and prayers.

Thanks for the update. Keep us posted!

SweetmamaK said...

I'm so glad that he's here, he will be in our prayers along with Natalie and your family. I'm calling the Houston Temple right now to add them tot he prayer list! I'm glad that you have the other little ones with you!

Jennifer said...

Baby Simon and your family will be in our prayers. Congratulations on this sweet new spirit in your life.

Aryn said...

Congrats to all! Been watching for this post. Will be eagerly awaiting the next post...

Hayley said...

i'm so glad he's here - i just hope his breathing improves!!! i'll keep you all in my prayers. give natalie a hug for me, please!

Hacking it up said...

Hooray!! Glad he's here and mama is doing well!

How the crap did he get a pneumothorax?...He must have gotten REALLY squished on the way out! Poor li'l guy! He'll be in our prayers!

Jori said...

I'm so happy he is here! I will be praying for the baby and Nat.

Darleen said...

I'm praying for little Simon to get better. I'm glad to hear that Natalie did well throughout the labor. Glad to hear that he was a good size baby (she hid him very well). Sending prayers....

Shelley said...

He's a cutie! I'll definitely keep him and Natalie in my prayers! :)

Holly O. said...

I'm a day late but am thrilled to see he has arrived. Now we'll get him better.