April 14 @ 10:57AM
7 lbs, 9 oz., 22 inches.
Below is his arrival into the world. He was quite blue/purple when he was born. He wasn't breathing very well on his own. So here is my doctor and nurses trying to give him some oxygen and check him out minutes after he was born.He was soon rushed off to the NICU where he received oxygen in his little incubator/isolette. He was hooked up to all the monitors because his respiration was very sporadic as well. His glucose levels were monitored, too. They believed that this was due to how hard he was working just to breathe on his own. They pumped him full of some formula in hopes to balance this out.
Here is a proud Mommy about 8 hours later when I was finally well enough to make it to the NICU to visit him.
He was taken off of oxygen about 6 hours after being born, but was kept in the NICU because of his respiration, low glucose levels and he still turned purple and blue at times. He was finally released after 24 hours, and I got to have him back into my room!
Here is Opa and Oma bringing the E and A to see their new baby brother! They had to wait to hold and touch him until the next day.
Proud Daddy holding Aaron when he was finally back in the room with us!
In his little bed, all swaddled up.
An "eyes-open" picture! (About 28 hrs old).