My brother in law, Marc reminded me today that I have not posted about Eli yet! (thank you Marc) I’ve got some major make up blogging to do…. but for now, let me introduce you to the newest member of our family!
9.22.10 4:40 am
4lbs 5oz, 17 1/2″long
Eli was born at 31.3 weeks and is still in the NICU. He is healthy but we still have a road ahead of us in getting him home. As of today, his two week birthday he is up to 4 pounds 7oz. He is eating about an ounce per feeding through the feeding tube in his nose. He is able to wear clothes and almost has his own body temperature under control, so we are praying he moves to an open air crib and out of the climate control isolette by the end of the week.
We so desperately want him home with us, but for now we know he is getting the best care possible. It’s hard to believe he has been here for two weeks but in reality should have about 6 left to grow inside me. We are so thankful that he was able to stay put for 25 days past my water breaking. It is quite amazing that he made it that long and we were both healthy.
I will post much more later, but for now please enjoy the pictures of our sweet new son.
We love you Elijah,
daddy, mommy and jaxon