Elijah Michael

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!

Elijah Michael

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

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13 thoughts on “Elijah Michael

  1. He is just precious! The picture of him looking at you made me tear up a bit! May the road ahead be smooth and many prayers for your sweet family!

  2. I looked at that first picture and thought of Jaxon! I can see the resemblance already! It sounds like things are going just like they should be. I will pray for him to continue on this track and be home with his amazing family very soon. Those are all some amazing pictures! What a treasure.

  3. what amazing pictures! Whoever took them did a great job. I hope you are getting stronger and Eli is getting fatter every day. Praying for you and your family.

  4. Wow, I love these pics! The one where he is looking up at you is great!!!! I also think one of them looks just like Jaxon. Praying for you all!!

  5. Oh Suzanne, he is so precious!! I can’t believe we still haven’t gotten to meet him yet! Wyatt’s looking forward to having a new buddy :) Hope you’re recovering quickly too…please let us know if y’all need anything!

  6. He’s like a little clone of Jaxon! I’m so happy that he’s doing so well. Your pictures are beautiful! We never got any that great in the NICU!

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