Monday, December 5, 2011

Happily Ever After Has Arrived!



I promise to write a longer, more complete post about our little's prince's birth story very soon.  But, for now, I just wanted to let everyone know that our son, Ian Andrew, arrived on December 3, 2011, at 11:10 a.m.  He was 33 weeks and 2 days gestational age.  He weighed 5 pounds and 11 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.  He is staying in the NICU for awhile (a fact that is killing me as I prepare to go home from the hospital today...without him), but he is doing so well that we are hopeful he won't have to stay there for more than a few weeks.  As I said, I will be sending a more thorough post soon.  For now, I just want to fully embrace every second of these amazing first days of Ian's life...of our new life together.

35 comments:

Dawn said...

Congratulations! Much love to you guys. He is adorable but of course we knew that he would be very handsome! :)

aliciamarie911 said...

Oh my goodness, what a cutie! Congratulations for making so far! I can't wait to read about your little family now!

Endo_Life said...

He is completely gorgeous. Welcome to the world little man!

If you are being allowed home all must be okay with you, although it would have been so much nicer to hear you were all going home together. I am sure he will be home in no time at all! xoxo

Jody said...

Congratulation - he is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! A beutiful little boy, and such a great name. Sending my wishes that he is home with you and your husband for Christmas

Elphaba said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful. Sending you thoughts for his speedy trip home with you!

Molly W. (infertilenanny) said...

Congrats, he is so perfect! I hope he has a short visit in the NICU. Sending lots of good thoughts your way!

ks said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful! And what a good weight considering how early he was! I hope his NICU stay is short! All my best to you Mommy! :)

Hillary said...

Congratulations!! What wonderful exciting news that your little man is here! Hopefully it won't be too long before you are all at home together!

xoxox

mommyodyssey said...

Coming out of a very long lurking period to congratulate you on this amazing new addition to your life!
Seeing his picture brought tears to my eyes. He looks healthy. I'm sure you'll be taking him home with you in no time!

Lissie said...

What an adorable little man!! Congrats!

S said...

Aww, what a cutie! Congratulations!!

Here's hoping his stay in the NICU will be short and uneventful.

WeeMason Man's Mom said...

Congratulations!!! Sending lots of good thoughts your way for a short and uneventful NICU stay!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful!! He is a lucky boy to have you for his mama, I'll be praying he won't be in the NICU long so he can come home to his wonderful parents.

PS can't wait to see more pics!!

Jem said...

Congratulations! Ian is such a lovely name. How long will he be in the hospital?

ceecee867 said...

Awww... congratulations !! He is beautiful :)

Joys Truly said...

So happy to see him. Congratulations! Hoping for a short NICU stay.

Jade in Seattle said...

Congratulations! This is great news and he looks wonderful, 5lb 11oz is very respectable for a preemie. I hope you have a smooth recovery and that Ian gets out of the NICU very soon! Presumably this means that we will be hearing from you less often as you start your happily every after (aka sleepless nights, poopie diapers, ets :-) ). It has been such a privilege to follow your journey. All the best.

beccasfamilyof5 said...

Oh, he is just gorgeous! Congratulations!!!!!!

What a good weight for him (my 1st was 6lb 11oz and 38 weeks 5 days) so it's good to hear him doing so well. Lots of best wishes heading your way and VERY well done to you and roll on the days you are all home from hospital and can be a proper family.

Congratulations again and roll on your first family christmas!!!! :)

hopeful future mommy said...

So very happy for you, congratulations! He is beautiful!

Michelle D said...

So beautiful! Such a healthy looking boy too. Hope he has a short stay before going home to mom and dad. Glad you live relatively close :)

Ciccolata said...

OH MY GOD!! I AM SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!! This is by far the best news I've had all day. I had a feeling that you had given birth this weekend, as I have checked your blog a few days. Congratulations!!!

China Doll said...

Princess, Ian is just gorgeous.... Many Congratulations!! I hope you are well and that you are all at home together very soon :) xxxx

Hope said...

Congratulations on your sweet little boy! He is gorgeous! Hope he will be coming home soon where he belongs! Enjoy every minute!

Kristen said...

Congratulations, such fabulous news, praying for a short stay in the NICU and home in time for his first Christmas. Keep of smiling because I know you are :-)

Melanie said...

YEAH!!! He is beautiful and definetly worth the wait!! Cannot wait to hear how labor & delivery were...I have been a long time reader, but not a frequent commenter...just someone who was praying for your "Happily ever after..." I have always enjoyed the raw honesty of your posts...having been ridiculously blessed with three healthy children (12, 9 and 8) and suffering only 1 MC I was totally naieve to the amount of BLM and IF there is out there...I became more aware after my MC, but your posts have taught me so much about how to treat other women with compassion and empathy and to pay attention to what and how I say things to other women. I am so, so happy for you to finally have your babe here safe and sound! Enjoy every single sleepless exhausting minute!!!

Melanie Whitaker

Tippy said...

Congrats!!! So happy for you and hope you can bring him home soon!!!

Gurlee said...

He is BEAUTIFUL! I am so glad you are both doing well!!

Kristen said...

CONGRATULATIONS! He is BEAUTIFUL!

Kristen said...

I nominated you for a blog award today on my blog. Don't feel obligated to pass it on (especially with all you have going on at the moment!)...just know that you are appreciated! :)

Mrs. Higrens said...

As a prior commenter said 5lb, 11oz is excellent for a preemie of that gestation! My 4lb 6oz girl arrived at 33wk 4 days, and spent only 9 days in the NICU after we were told she would spend 6-8 weeks.

I'm hoping since I'm catching your post late that all is well and he is thriving.

(And from your prior post - my now 17 month girl still gets hiccups on a regular basis after having them loads while I was pregnant.)

LFCA

Christina said...

Sorry I'm so late in commenting! My Google reader is spazzing. Anywho...

Congratulations to all 3 of you! I'm so glad that little man hung in there as long as he could! What a big boy for 33w! Wishing you all the happiness and joy that you are due at this time!!

luna said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful son! Our daughter was born at 33w3d in Sept at 4lbs7oz and spent 29 days in the NICU, so I know how hard it is. I had a breakdown the day before I was discharged. She is perfectly fine now!
Happy to share more about our experience if it would help...

luna said...

Not 29 days, oops, just 20 days, which felt long enough

NewYearMum said...

Wonderful news... CONGRATULATIONS :)) Sorry that my congrats are so belated but I've been on a blogging break... hope all is well with you both :) Love always xoxo