Friday, November 30, 2007

More Pics of Parker!!!

Just wanted to post a couple more pictures of Parker. They all made it home from the hospital yesterday and were so happy to get home. Parker is doing great and, so far, he is the best baby! He sleeps and eats and barely fusses at all. Did Ashley and Pete really get this lucky? Ashley feels much better and is getting around pretty good. She has a little swelling in her feet but during her surgery and afterwards they pumped her so full of fluids I suppose it will take a while to get rid of all of it. She is not a complainer so I have to keep a close eye on her!! HA! Check out Parker's Razorback hat. (Sorry about that to all my LSU friends.) Pete is already trying to get him on the recruitment list. Luke and Rylee love him to death, however, Rylee still says, "He's a GIRL." She was so insistent that Mom was going to have a "pink baby" I guess she still hasn't accepted she has a new baby BROTHER.....

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!

PARKER PHILLIP GEORGE DUNCAN arrived at 5:10 p.m. on November 26, 2007, weighing in at 7 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches long. What a beautiful boy!!!! (Of course, I’m not partial but he really is perfect.) The story of his arrival is quite long so I will try to make it short. Ashley never has been and never will be a “drama queen,” HOWEVER, she sure likes to stir up the pot when it comes to having her kids. She went to her normal doctor’s appointment at 3:30 p.m. on Monday and he said everything looked good and he would see her again on Friday so she and Pete decided they would go to the Macaroni Grill to eat. All of a sudden she had a really terrible pain that would not go away. She told Pete she had to go back to the doctor’s office. When they got there Pete went up to the Doctor’s office and made him come out to the car. They immediately sent her to the hospital where she AGAIN had an emergency C-Section because Parker’s heart rate had fallen drastically. The Dr. said when he opened her up she had over one liter of blood in her abdomen. He also said he had never seen anything like it before. After they got Parker out they went to work on Ashley trying to find where the blood was coming from. They determined that some previous scar tissue had torn away from her uterus and caused the bleeding. The Dr. said if they had not been in Memphis Parker would not have made it. Erin, Russ, and I were all driving in separate cars just trying to get to the hospital. They were not in their regular hospital and I didn’t even know where I was going – I was just GOING. I did find out where to go as soon as I crossed over the bridge in Memphis. Erin and I cried for most of our trip while we were driving and the phone calls were flying fast and furious just trying to find out what was going on. I was so relieved to see Ashley after she woke up! After midnight we finally got to hold Parker and see that all was well. There was a lot of praying going on and we know God was guiding Dr. Stern’s hands. Thank you God and Dr. Stern!!!!
More pictures later..............