Sunday, May 11, 2014

Our new grandson...


Saturday morning, the final morning of our church leadership retreat, our daughter called us saying that her preclampsia symptoms had worsened, making it necessary for our grandson to be born over five weeks premature.
We rushed home from the Oregon Coast to be with our girl at the hospital.

Evidently, making a baby come when they're not ready to, isn't all that easy!
This evening, (Mother's Day!), at 5:56 he was finally born.
He weighs 4 lbs. 9 oz. and is 17 1/2 inches long.
Mama and baby are healthy and well.

{Our grandson's tiny foot next to Papa's hand.}


Here he is all bundled up in the NICU.
The three concerns with premies are making sure their lungs are fully developed and clear,
and that they can maintain their body temperature and sugar levels.
We were told he's "spunky" so they are hopeful he won't have to stay in the hospital too long,
but your prayers would sure be appreciated.

I'm sure you'll understand if I'm not around much this week.
I'll be helping my daughter with the two oldest grands and spending a lot of time at the hospital.


gratefully yours,

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38 comments:

  1. Nice to see the new arrival. Need not worry about the premature. He will come through all well. my kid was also born 2 weeks before and he is doing good now!

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    1. He is perfect in every way and I am already head over heels for him.

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  2. Congratulations on the safe arrival, Elizabeth. His brother and sister look delighted! Have a great family time. God bless you all xx

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    1. Yes, they are delighted as are we all! Thank you!

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  3. My grandson was born in March five and a half weeks early. He stayed in the NICU for about four weeks and has been doing great gaining weight steadily through breast milk from pumping. He is 2 months old now and strong and healthy. He is so special to all of us.

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  4. Forgot to say that I will pray for him as long as necessary!

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    1. Thank you so much! Strong lungs that don't need the c-pap and being able to eat on his own are the goals to get out of NICU.

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  5. Congratulations! He is precious. I pray he'll thrive and be home soon. My niece was born four weeks early and weighed 4 lb. 5oz. She was home in three weeks. Take your time, take lots of pictures, and come back and tell us his name when you can.

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend. His name is Nehemiah Judah Michael.

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  6. Rejoicing with you in the birth of your little grandson.

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  7. Congrats on your newest blessing from Above. I will keep him, your daughter & the rest of your family in my prayers. Looking forward to the updates & pictures :-)

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    1. I appreciate your prayers. His lungs need to be stronger and not need the aid of the c-pap machine and he needs to be able to eat on his own to be able to go home.

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  8. So excited for you all and so thankful that mama and baby are both doing well. Looking forward to meeting him!

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    1. You are going to LOVE him Great Auntie!

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  9. congrats! I'm so happy for you! <3

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    1. We are already all head over heels for this wee one!

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  10. Oh, Elizabeth, weeping with joy here....you will definitely be in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you, friend. God is AMAZING!

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  11. What a beautiful baby! and Thank God everyone is okay. The perfect Mother's Day.

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    1. BEST MOTHER'S DAY EVER!!! Thanks for your sweet comment.

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  12. Oh my, congratulations on your new little bundle...so tiny and precious! He looks like he is ready for the world, whether or not it was not quite ready for him! Enjoy your time with your adorable grands this week!

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    1. Debby, it's amazing how perfect he is, yet so tiny. I'm completely smitten.

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    1. Stacey, he's stolen my heart already!

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  14. Congratulations! Praying that he will be healthy and able to come home soon. What a Mother's Day Gift!

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    1. Marilyn, prayers for his lungs to be stronger and not need the help of the c-pap and for him to be able to eat on his own would be much appreciated.

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  15. 30 years ago my daughter was born premature 3 lbs 3 oz, incubator, the whole nine yards! She stayed in the hospital for over 1 month. Yesterday together, we celebrated her 1st Mother's Day together! My granddaughter is only 2 months old! Congratulations on your grandson! He is precious!! I will keep you, your daughter and this blessing from God lifted in prayer! Hugs. See my baby here: http://littlebittydamnhouze.blogspot.com/2014/05/monday-morning-blues.html

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    1. Love the photos of your sweet grand baby! Thanks for sharing the good news of your premie! Our little guy just needs to get his lungs stronger and to be able to eat on his own.

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  16. He's precious and yes we understand. But we will be here waiting for you.................love you.

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    1. I actually have lots of time online today after all. Sitting in NICU is so very quiet. I can't hold him yet, but I can lay my hand on him and sing very softly. :)

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  17. Congratulations to your beautiful family, and welcome, Baby, to the world! Praying for all of you.

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    1. Thank you, Brandee. He has captured my heart already.

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  18. I just this morning saw this! Serves me right for basking in Mother's Day glory for too long. Congratulations and joining with other prayer warriors to lift this precious little spunky one strength and development.

    What a wonderful Mother's Day gift. It looks like God wrote your 1000 Gifts post all by Himself this week!

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  19. Many congratulations to you and yours!!

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  20. Congratulations and welcome precious one!
    What a beautiful gift for Mother's Day!

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  21. Am tearing up with love for this precious baby. My prayers. And he's absolutely beautiful, Elizabeth.

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  22. Congrats on the new baby in your family... few blessings as precious as a grandbaby! I'm learning that in my life these days!!

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