Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Two Weeks and First Hospital Visit

When I was about 32 weeks pregnant I recieved an ultrasound and they noticed that Driggs' kidneys were holding extra fluid. They kept an eye on the fluid and measured it about every two-three weeks. Last friday we went up to Primarys for an ultrasound to see how the fluid volume had changed. They did the ultrasound, and then wanted us to do a x-ray. Luckily my mom had work off and was able to go with me. We waited around, then a couple hours later received the x-ray. They saw that he had "Posterior Urethral Valves" which means he had little flaps of skin in his Urethra that did not allow enough pressure when he urinated, so the urine would back up into the kidneys. They made us wait around for a couple hours, and we did not know what was going on. They finally told us they were doing the surgery that day, so I called Rob and he headed right up. They took a tiny scope up his urethra and cut the tiny valves. He had to stay overnight, but he did not good. He was such an angel all day. We are so lucky they found this while he was so little, because mostly they don't find out until kids get very sick, and by then their kidney function is very poor. Everything should be great, we just have to go back and get ultrasounds to make sure his kidneys are draining.

Waiting at the hospital! So patient! I love the little gowns.

in the waiting room. Driggs is so lucky to have so many people that love him. We were where Jenny works, so it was nice to have her there.

After the surgery. He slept so much from the medicine. He was a trooper.
We love him so much and are so happy that everything is doing okay.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Driggs Scott Gleason

Born 9/4/09
5 Pounds 15 Ounces 18 inches

He came a month early, out of no where. I just started feeling crampy, so we went in and they said I was having contractions.Everything went so good, and it was a lot easier than I expected!! He is healthy and has been so much fun to have with us finally! We love him so much and I can not believe how special he is to me.

It is so much fun watching Rob interact with him. He is such a help and has been so in love with him.

Driggs with his grandmas!

Grandpa and Aunt Gabi!!

Driggs and Logan (2 1/2 months) he looks so tiny!

Thanks so much Mindi and Megan for your support and help!

Thanks so much to everyone who has visited us, helped us and just been there for us. We love all of you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Driggs' Room

We finally got the room all finished. While I was in California Rob surprised me and finished all the painting and brought all the furniture in. It was such a great surprise. We finished all the decorations and put the room all together. I love it, and it is so crazy to have it done. I am so excited and just can't wait for him to get here!!