Monday, June 27, 2011

My New Nephew

I wanted to take a moment to mention that my cute little nephew Emerson Charles was born on Thursday last week. He was 5 pounds 15 ounces.

He's a fighter! Emerson has Trisomy 18. We didn't know if he would make it at all. He is so far doing pretty good! Emerson is taking breastmilk through a feeding tube and nursing as well. He just gets a little tired while nursing because of his low O2. So he gets extra O2 as well. We were so glad he went potty! No catheter needed!

He has given us a few scares with turning grey and forgetting to breath. My sister noticed that this happens when he isn't swaddled or skin to skin.

He's a cuddly baby! Super cute too!

On a side note: My sister's labor was horrible! Emerson was posterior: Head first, face down. She did not take any drugs. In the past she had a problem with an epidural. She was dilated to 8 for a very long time. The nurse called for the doctor to come in 15 min. My sister changed positions and yelled, "He's here!" Emerson arrived before the doctor got in the room! She did not tear at all, which was great for her.

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Lin said...

Stopping in from Veronica Lee's blog--

What a beautiful baby little Emerson is!! Love and prayers for that sweet little angel and his family. :)

The Baby Store Plus said...

Oh my goodness. He is so adorable. Reminds me of my grandson who was born at 5lbs skinny! He is now 2-1/2 years old.

What a little sweety your little Nephew Emerson is. {{Hugs}} to him...wishing him continued improvements his health.