S: Baby Chase
FC: Baby Chase
1: Once upon a time there was a baby named Chase Alexander that wanted to meet his family so much that he showed up at 35 weeks and 5 days of gestation, just like his older brother Cooper had done two years and two months ago. This is his story.
2: 6 more weeks...
3: Oh, the cankles! i could only wear crocs on my swollen feet!!
4: We found out that I was pregnant in late March and Chase was due late November. Little did we know what he had planned!
5: Our only suspected complication was mild placenta previa but they did several ultrasounds to be sure everything was fine.
6: 6 lbs. 1 oz. 18.5 inches at 8:00 PM under a full moon | I drove myself to the hospital and waddled inside. I felt serene and peaceful. | Much to my surprise, my water broke at 5pm on a Monday night while I was a work. | One of my customers at my pharmacy had predicted that my baby would be born this day. Everyone else was surprised.
7: Brad and I both updated our Facebooks before and after he was born. The whole world saw Chase within an hour of his birth!
8: Chase had to go to the NIC-U for the first night because his blood sugars were not holding steady and this had been the case with Cooper also so I was not worried at all. Then, at 2:00 AM, a nurse came to tell us that our baby had stopped breathing during a feeding and had to be resuscitated. I was SO scared. Brad went and took pictures of Chase every couple of hours for me, but I was so worried. He had the breathing problem, and his little stomach was not absorbing the formula that they were trying to give him. I forced myself to stand the next morning and went to the NIC-U to see my baby. After Cooper was born, I had not stood for 2 days!but this time, I made myself get up because I had to see my baby. Chase stayed in NIC-U for 5 days total. On the second day, I was sure that he would not make it. I told him that it was alright if he had to go. On the third day, he woke up a new man, according to the nurses. They could not believe his progress. We had so few visitors compared to our last baby and we were so worried the whole time we were at the hospital. Our stay with Cooper was nothing but joy and our stay with Chase was just plain scary.
10: We brought you home on a sunny Saturday afternoon to our house at 2601 W 105th St, Leawood KS
11: Our first family portrait
13: You were so very small
15: Merry Christmas!
16: from the start, Chase and Cooper looked a lot alike!
17: There was a huge blizzard on Christmas so we got to stay home for the holiday for the first time ever! It was the first holiday that Cooper was excited about Christmas and Chase barely noticed it at all.
19: BATH TIME
21: There is no smile as sunny as a baby's smile
24: What a great first year with our Chasey Chase! (a.k.a. Smedley)
25: Happy Birthday Chase!