19 September 2010


Ewan Eliezer Petermann
Born September 18, 2010 @ 9:49 am
6 lbs, 7 oz
18.5 inches long

Mom and Dad are out to breakfast. I am sitting in my room after seeing the doctor, waiting to be discharged. James is with Ewan at Children's Hospital as they do another echocardiogram.

Ewan is here.

While it is still fresh, I intend to write about his birth story: his unexpected early-ish arrival (he was still term, luckily), and how he is doing. I will write it, but not today.

For now I will say: he is doing well. Aside from the heart defect, this baby boy is perfect and healthy. All his other organs are in the right places, the right size, and functioning properly. He's a very good pooper. His color is really good, and he's breathing well on his own. He's calm and alert and so, so beautiful. He's got dark, curly hair and the sweetest little cheeks. I knew I would be, but I will say it anyway: I'm in love.

Aside from being tired and a little torn up in places I won't talk about here, I'm doing well.  I've showered (finally), brushed my teeth, and slept more than an hour. I will post some pictures soon.

He is here. 

Thanks for your continued encouragement and prayers. This journey is just beginning, but for now there is a lot of joy and peace, and so much to be thankful for. He arrived safely. He's doing well. For reasons I will explain when I write out his birth story, he came when he needed to. And we've received the best possible care.

And we know Who watches over us.

Much love,


ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic that he is doing so well, and breathing on his own. I am so happy for you guys. I cannot wait to see pictures of little Ewan, and hear more about how he's doing and what the plan is now.


Danielle said...

So so good to hear that Ewan is healthy and doing fantastic! I'm so happy for you all...what joy to finally meet your son! Sending continued prayers and love your way.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news! Happy to hear that Ewan is doing well. Take a deep breath, know that your body did well in giving him life and relish in these precious moments as you stare in his eyes and just fall deeper and deeper into love. There are no words to describe the love a mother has for her child. It is such a different love than one you feel for your husband or other family members. Nothing can describe having him in your womb, under your heart as you prepared for his arrival. Congratulations!

Shannon Egan

Buttercup said...

Blessings and congratulations. I am keeping sweet Ewan and his mom and dad in my prayers! Waiting for pictures.

christianne said...

Oh, this post brought tears to my eyes and goosebumps to my arms. God is so good to have given you joy and peace.

I am so, so, so looking forward to hearing the birth story and every other little detail you desire to share!


Unknown said...

congrats on you new baby boy!!

Stefenie said...

Congratulations on the birth of Ewan. I am so, so, sooooo happy that he is here and doing so well! Praying for you!! Take it easy, take care of yourself too, so you can get in lots of lovin' with your new little man!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! So happy for you and James, and glad to hear that Ewan is doing well.

Praying for you all!

HennHouse said...

You come to mind often throughout my day... and each time, I pray for you all. I know what is coming, and I'm praying.

Melissa said...

He is here. :)

the nervous mom said...

Fantastic!! He sounds beautiful and perfect.. going to check Twitpics now..lol congratulations!!!

Erika said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear he is here and doing well so far. We'll be praying!

Jen said...

This is so good to hear! I can't wait to see pictures of him! He sounds like such a sweetie! :) Enjoy these days...even though the journey seems long, it goes so fast!

In our prayers,
Jen, Craig & Andrew

Katie said...

SO glad you posted! I'm sure you're exhausted...thanks for taking the time to let us know all is well. I've been checking frequently and I'm just so relieved and excited for you! Way to go on the labor & delivery, you are my hero (I'm an epidural fan). Praying for you and Ewan!!! Heart hugs!

Momma Sue said...

Congratulations and many blessings! Continuing to pray for you and yours....
(Christianne's)Momma Sue

The Emery's said...

Yeah!!! I can't wait to read more about his birth! I am so happy he arrived safely and is doing so well! I am just so thrilled for you Kirsten (I'm SCREAMING this last sentence to you!!!! woooooohooooo!!!!)...I teared up when I read the part when you said 'I'm in love'...the love...it's so intense isn't it?!! undescribable really...and I can see it in your eyes in all of the pictures you've been posting! It's just awesome!!!