Welcome Baby Daniel

I’ve wanted to update with the story of Daniel’s birth for the last four days, but unfortunately, there’s been a huge amount of stress in our little family this week. First was the unexpected induction, which was done on an emergency basis due to me being diagnosed with Obstetric Cholestasis.

The labor was very difficult and very painful, with a very spontaneous birth at the end of it. It’s quite the story, actually, and deserves better than what I have time to write.

The recovery has been hard, and I actually had to have a blood transfusion shortly after the birth, which wasn’t entirely successful. Luckily I was let go from the hospital by request after only two days, so  I can’t complain too much.

Baby is wonderful and doing beautifully, but unfortunately on our first night home, we were woken up in the early hours by Dexter, who had a high fever and full body rash. After a frenzied search for a doctor, we found out that the poor boy has the flu again. And this time, it’s a doozy. Influenza A and B at the same time! We’ve been battling his continued high fevers, vomiting, etc, while trying to keep him away from the new baby and integrate as a family of four. As you can imagine, it’s all a bit scary.

Anyway, at the moment, I am still suffering many after effects of the difficult birth, but I hope to be able to write the full story soon.

In the meantime, I thought I’d bombard you with photos of the most precious little guy ever.

So here’s the official welcome:

Danieliel James Wyatt Reed
6lbs 4oz, 18.5 inches
born 4:32 AM on February 12th, 2013

Mama

Daniel (10)

2-13-13 Baby (14)

Brother

Daniel (3)

Daniel (5)

Daniel (6)

Daniel (7)

Daniel (9)

Grandma

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

12 Responses

  1. Gosh what awful timing – very unlucky 🙁
    You will get through it though, and Daniel is a cutie – congratulations again 🙂

  2. Gosh what awful timing – very unlucky 🙁
    You will get through it though, and Daniel is a cutie – congratulations again 🙂

  3. Oh baby Daniel is just the CUTEST !!!!!! I’m sure you’re a tad frustrated from having to part the family right now all the while playing super mommy.
    Keep up the great work!! Your little one will get all better and he’ll be able to hug the little munchkin for his proper welcome home 🙂

  4. Oh baby Daniel is just the CUTEST !!!!!! I’m sure you’re a tad frustrated from having to part the family right now all the while playing super mommy.
    Keep up the great work!! Your little one will get all better and he’ll be able to hug the little munchkin for his proper welcome home 🙂

  5. Congratulations on the birth of baby Daniel!! I’m sorry to hear that the recovery is a bit slow and that Dexter is poorly. I hope you both get better soon. Daniel is gorgeous! xx

  6. Congratulations on the birth of baby Daniel!! I’m sorry to hear that the recovery is a bit slow and that Dexter is poorly. I hope you both get better soon. Daniel is gorgeous! xx

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