Friday, June 11, 2010

Finally I can Say it...

It's a BOY!   He's here! We've been waiting for this day!


Our little fellow is finally here.

It's been a long 38 weeks. Yes, he is early. But very healthy considering the health complications we learned about at 17 weeks.  Our little guy has Gastroschisis.  

He was born at 4:51 pm Thurs. June 10, 2010 and has already had surgery that lasted about 1 1/2 hrs... he is so strong! Got good lungs, and you can tell he is such a fighter!

I praise God for this little baby.  I can't wait until I get to hold him and cradle him --- I know my daughter is longing for that moment even more than I .  I want to touch his little hands and feet.  I want to nuzzle his little cheek next to mine.  I want to hold him and sing to him. I know my daughter will do these things-- she is a good mommy.  
But as his Oma-- I'm just saying, I want to do these things too. 

I am so proud of her.  She is so strong. She is young and has been through a lot in her young years.  I'm proud of my SIL too--- he did a great job today, he was strong for my baby girl.  He kept his cool.  He kept us informed. 
I can't stand waiting!   It was almost unbearable.  Honey got there WITH THE BIG BROTHER, WHO KEPT ME COMPANY  (smile) --after she was taken back to surgery--- and in NO time at all, it was announced that he was here!  Born already. This is our first C-section in our family. It goes quicker than I thought!   
No one was allowed back except for Daddy (SIL) ---until the baby was stable, AND THEN IT WAS NOT UNTIL AFTER HIS SURGERY!  

But they finally let us come back there.  I whispered to him what a big boy he is; A big boy  and at 6 lbs 2 oz. --  that is a good size for a Gastroschisis baby (they typically have low birth weight)   I told him that I love him and that Honey loves him. His Mommy loves him. 

...and I told him that Jesus loves him.  He's old enough to hear the Gospel now, I figure.  :)  

The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.  Proverbs 20:12   

Praise God! 

He may still need a few more surgeries.  But we have confidence first in God and then the Doctors he has given to provide  care. 

If you think of our little one-- would you say a prayer for his recovery?  

God Bless you 
Thank you for reading! 


Granny said...

Congratulations on the sweet grandbaby. I'm glad his surgery went well and that he's a strong little guy. That had to be hard, knowing he had problems and waiting for him to arrive.

I have a necklace that holds a little prayer box that holds a list of people that I pray daily for inside. I've added that little darlin's name to my list.

Coleen's Corner said...

What a beautiful little blessing God has given you. I am so glad everything went well. Yes, he does look strong and healthy despite the complications, a fighter indeed. How lucky he is to be born into a family of faith. Of course he will be in my prayers and I'm sending cyber hugs to all of you as well. Congratulations - I will be waiting for updates and pictures of his progress. Thank you for sharing your newest little blessing!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

sniff sniff I'm soooo thrilled for you ALL! Congratulations!!! I will keep your wonderful family in my prayers and look forward to happy updates!
Blessings n hugs,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and your family. He's a beautiful little boy. I'm so glad that he strong and that the surgery went well. Thank God!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

big ole tears happening here! Happy tears! What a blessing for you and your family. Prayers coming your way.

The Boston Lady said...

What a beautiful baby boy who I will certainly keep in my thoughts and prayers. Best wishes to everyone. He already has a good start being surrounded by so much love.

Deborah said...

Happy Happy Gramma! Our Grandson was 8 weeks premature, and now, 8 years later , he's a tank! God is EVER FAITHFUL! Prayers for you and yours...

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Congratulations to you and your family! What a wonderful little blessing! I'm glad the surgery went well and I will keep him in my prayers for a full and quick recovery and strength for his family as they care for him! XO

Prior said...

Oh, he is precious...and I am so glad the waiting is over... He is much better than some silly sale!lol, So glad mommy is well and love the verses you posted.

~mel said...

Congratulations!!! You're all in my prayers that he is healthy and happy and in his Oma's arms soon!! What a wonderful blessing!! It's just amazing what can be done surgically with those little ones.

Get Nestled In said...
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Get Nestled In said...

Congratulations! He is a beautiful, beautiful baby boy. Such a blessing!

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LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What a beautiful gift you've been blessed with! Congratulations! I found you through Lezlee's blog, so happy I did!

Pat Harris said...

He's a beautiful little guy. We will keep him in our prayers. How sweet he is!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a miracle. I'm praying for quick healing and getting that little guy in your arms! Congrats!!


Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Oh gosh, I didn't see this post somehow. Congratulations on your new grandson and I will certainly be praying for him and your daughter also. How difficult this must be for all of you to not be able to hold him yet.