8 Weeks Early!!!

My first grandson arrived quite unexpectedly at 9:18  Wednesday morning after only 3 hours of labor. Daddy was called home from work and arrived just in time for the last two pushes that brought our baby boy into the world.

The most exciting part for me was that I got to be there for the whole event : ) Both of my children were born by c-section while I was under  general anethesia so this was my first time to actually see a baby being born — it is something I will never forget.    AMAZING ! ! !  INCREDIBLE ! ! !   AWESOME ! ! !

He  weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces and was 17 inches long.  Because he is premature his lungs have not fully developed, but he worked hard and made it through his first day in stable condition.  He is getting great care in the neo-natal unit of one of the best hospitals in Ontario — which is very close to where we live.  We are believing that he will do well and  maybe even be able to come home in less than the 6 weeks that the doctors are estimating.

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4 responses to “8 Weeks Early!!!

  1. ellie

    Congratulations, Grandma! And thank God everything is well so far. It is amazing what they are able to do with all the technology and experience available to help these little premies through their first few weeks. Our daughter is a neo-natal intensive care nurse and tells me lots of stories. What a blessing to have such world-class facilities right close to home! Enjoy your little grandson! I imagine we’ll be seeing more of him in your blog.

  2. Lynn

    He is GORGEOUS! I know he is going to do great. Love to mom, dad & grandparents.

  3. Congratulations to you, and prayers for your beautiful boy! Being a grandparent is the BEST!