We now have a new addition to the Preuss family!
On Friday, Nov 16th, Heather’s water broke around 7am — not ruptured; just a leak.Â Â The doctors verified she broke her water, and started her on pitocin that morning to start contractions & induce labor.Â Over the next 36 hours, she stayed on pitocin, contractions began, and got strong enough to be considered near active labor, but she didn’t dilate more than 1.5cm (to 3.5 cm overall). Â The doctors then prepped Heather for a cesearian section; rolled her into the OR around 12:45, and Andrew was delivered at 1:30am; 8lbs 5oz, 21 inches long.Â Heather had C-section complications due to the long contractions & the anesthesia, but was able to recover by about 5am.
Currently, we are at home, and Heather is on medical restrictions.Â Andrew is doing great, and trying to get used to the new house & outside world.Â Rob is trying to keep us all together.
Here’s some photos.