Sunday, April 10, 2005

Our son is here

Well, our little son, J, was born just a few days ago. We are both home from the hospital now and doing just fine, although J still has some jaundice. He is learning to eat properly, but it is taking some time. He wasn't interested at all to begin with, so I opted to stay in hospital for an extra day just to make sure he would eat. Little J was 5 lbs 13 oz at birth, which is really not too bad for a preemie. But he is too small for the diapers my mom made for him, so we need to go with a diaper service for a bit. The people from the service sure seem nice!

We had a scare in the wee small hours this morning, and wound up back over at the hospital. Fortunately, folks seemed to be really eager to help with the cute little baby. We were surrounded by a bunch of folks who had been in bar fights, were suffering from alcohol poisoning, etc. I imagine we were a welcome change. J is fine. He was coughing, and we thought he might have a respiratory infection. But that wasn't the case at all. He was just getting too much milk in at once and it was making him gag and cough.

So that is all. We are very glad that he is okay, especially after all the rough patches of the past months. Very thankful to have him here with us.

Here is a picture of our darling boy on his very first "birthday"!

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