Thursday, February 23, 2006
OK, I figured I'd put one on here of little John is the Special Care Nursery... it wasn't fun while he was in there, but now that he's out we figure it won't freak everyone out too much. Luckily he only had that "oxygen helmet" on during the first day. When I went in around 4 a.m. the next morning, they had taken it off a few hourse before. Phew!
We are ecstatic when the pediatrician finally gives us the OK to take him home. Mom wanted pictures without us in them so they could really see John up close... but I realized that we don't really have any because we're never NOT holding him. He's too precious to put down. :) Michael's new favorite past-time is curling up to sleep with his son. Apparently I've been replaced. :)
Because he was so early there were a few worries... one of which was fluid in the lungs and a decreased capacity to breathe on his own. We spent 2 worry-filled days with him in the Special Care Nursery (and mom going crazy without him in her room!) but we would sit with him for hours. He was so brave and didn't cry at all when they hooked him up to the I.V.
And here is the famous peanut himself. Only now we finally have a name. May I present to you-- John Daniel Weist. (John Daniel Weist is an ancestor of Michael's who was chosen personally by General George Washington to keep the fires going at Valley Forge as a diversionary tactic so the troops could cross the river undetected.) Our peanut is starting off life with quite a legacy (on both sides of the family).