Happy Birthday, Colson!

Colson Xavier joined us on our little speck of space dirt last night at 10:22 pm via C-section. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 onces, and was 20 inches long. And by gum, he's got a wee bit o' the Irish in him. Red hair!

Congratulations to Ms. Tigger and her hubby (who we all know did more work) on their new bundle of joy.

Welcome to the world, Colson! Make your momma proud!

These things I warmly wish to you-
Someone to love
Some work to do
A bit o' sun
A bit o' cheer
And a guardian angel always near.

Sláinte!

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Clare-Dragonfly's picture

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Welcome to the world, Colson! Party Congratulations, Tigger! Jumpeveryone And thanks for updating us, Zandu!

Capriox's picture

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eeeeeeeeeeeeeee! ickly new babykins for Tigger & hubby!, FINALLY, how fantastic! Glad to hear the news, hope all are recovering well!!!!

Tigger's picture

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Colson is having a bit of trouble that has landed him in the NICU for a while - started out with a blood sugar that wouldn't stabilize and has grown to include a very tiny hole in his soft palate, way near the back. Every boy born to the women on my mother's side has had one - both uncles (but not mom), my brother (but not my sister or I), my two nephews (who belong to my sister), and now my son - but not my brothers' daughter! We are also waiting to get the results back of a blood test to see if he has a family blood disorder. The cleft palate unfortunately means no breastfeeding, but I can still try and get the milk to him.

I am recovering, or so they tell me. Yay for pain meds! I have one spot where they stapled it, took them out, restapled, took them out, and stapled again to try and get the skin straight that hurts like...fire. Lots of fire, if you so much as brush the skin in that area. I'm assuming it's just from the trauma, and because I have fibromyalgia it's being all kinds of wonky on the pain scale. I'm still eating lightly, as my stomach isn't all that stable. I should theoretically be released on Thursday, but if Cole isn't ready by then I will get moved to a transition room in the NICU where I can take care of him and get the help I need with him.

Other than that, we're all good. I'm sorry if this is rambly or parts don't make sense - I found myself trying to type with my eyes closed. Apparently the latest round of pain meds is kicking in! Thank you so much for posting this, Zandu!! I will post pics just as soon as I figure out how...

MeiLin's picture

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It sounds like his prognosis is good, or I'd be going aagh! NICU! Good sized baby, not too big not too small, and red hair! Can't wait to see pix! Good job, mama!

Gudy's picture

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... to everyone involved!

TheBoy's picture

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and Welcome, little fella.

Pikachu42's picture

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Gingers are the best! I love red haired babies! They are twice the cute as the average baby!

Stormy's picture

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Congratulations!! And a big welcome to little Colson.

Tigger's picture

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Well, I can't figure out how to get images to embed in a post here, but I created a photo set over on flickr. Here's the link, with about a dozen pics of Colson. I have WAY more than that, but a lot of them are very similar, just from a different position. Smile

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52725285@N03/sets/72157626339438079/

Clare-Dragonfly's picture

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So cute! Love the family picture especially.

MeiLin's picture

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Here's a pic:

Adorable! mwah!

Zandu Ink's picture

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His beanie doesn't appear to be Alabama or Auburn themed.

How is it that he's almost a week old and hasn't been indoctrinated yet?

This angers and confuses me...

Tigger's picture

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Thanks, Mei! That's one of my favs.

Alabama? Auburn? Bwuh? The only sports thing I even remotely want is this: http://www.tshirthell.com/funny-shirts/i-cant-even-walk-yet-and-i-alread... I've banned the local sports teams' memorabilia from the house already - I'm a terrible person!

TheBoy's picture

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depending on your local sports teams, that may be the safe bet.

http://johnjosephbachir.org/uconn_riot/ for instance.

Tigger's picture

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Is http://www.broncosports.com/ We know better than to act like those that you linked - the entire town would turn us in and there would be hell to pay. Boise knows it gets watched and we can't afford things like that. That being said, I resent the hell out of having athletes in my classes. I hate that it doesn't appear that they are held to the same standards as the rest of us. I have not attended a single game in the entire 14 years I've lived here and I don't intend to start any time soon. While attending class, my standard response to "are you attending the game?" was "we have a game?" Yeah, I'm slightly bitter...and I think the city goes a WEE bit overboard with its adoration. Smile

Katie's picture

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I find it awesome that both the IHOTGK babies are redheads.
gah, now I hope I didn't miss one..

Anyway, he's SO CUTE!! Congratulations, Tigger! ^_^

NorthwoodsMan's picture

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Umm, I thought there'd been at least three...

Tigger's picture

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Mine and Katie's. It's entirely possible we missed one somewhere - and if so, I truly apologize. I don't keep up with the boards as well as I should, even before I got pregnant.

NorthwoodsMan's picture

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Well, there was always this one

Tigger's picture

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I think I might have just barely started reading at that point. Smile

Wait, nope, I lied - I have messages dating back to 2009 in my inbox. Holy moses! So how is it we forgot you had a little one, hmmm? I sorry! So, at least 3 - did we miss more?!

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