Monday, July 21, 2008
Liz has had contractions over the last couple of days, and after some bleeding this morning she consulted with several of her doctors. They decided to go ahead and deliver the baby by c-section, it was not an emergency surgery but they felt it was the best way to proceed. Quinn Edward McCarthy was born at 10:31 am, weighs 4 lbs 14 oz, is 18 1/2 inches long, and was crying at birth. He does have some blood sugar issues and has not yet been able to eat normally, but he is not on supplemental oxygen which is a tremendous thing. The next 48 hours will be an important period, as is typical with premature babies. For those keeping track at home, he was born 34 weeks 5 days.
Mom and dad are both well, mom is in post-op recovery and is both exhausted and excited.
-- Liz's brother Gary
Posted by liz.mccarthy at 7/21/2008 06:24:00 PM