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.