Saturday, May 31, 2008

It's a boy!

We are beyond pround to introduce our son- Robert Michael C.

He was born at 11:22am weighing in at a svelte 1 pounds 7 ounces. He is 12 1/2 inches long.

He's tiny but strong.

I've only been able to visit him once as I'm still on the devil drug (magnesium) and bed bound, but David has been to see him a number of times and he's doing wonderfully.

He's already off the vent for at least a few hours. When I visited, they said usually he'd be off for a few hours or even days and have to go back, but any time spent off the vent is good. We know he's been off the vent at least 2 hours, so we're doing well.

The doctor explained to David that babies of his size & gestational age have some common problems like blood glucose, blood pressure etc, and so far he hasn't exhibited any of those.

I know we'll have trials, but for now, he's strong and thriving.

We both know we owe his health to all the prayers and love everyone has sent out. Please keep it up.

And without further ado:





59 comments:

Darreth Renelle said...

Oh, Tricia, I have been praying so hard for all three of you. Baby is GORGEOUS! Congratulations on the boy! You will all continue to be in my family's prayers. :-) Wishing you all the best... love ya!!

Anonymous said...

You are a mother. Congratulations!

Nicole said...

Tricia and David, congratulations! Your son is so beautiful and I'm so happy to hear he is strong and doing well. What a miracle! I've been following your story between here and the Nest all day, and you all continue to be in my prayers. (n&bcarlson)

Amy said...

Yay for pics!! He is sooo cute! I am so glad he is doing well! You must have been doing a great job cooking him for him to be so strong so early!

Erin Fae said...

What a handsome little man. I'll keep the prayers coming until you and your little man are home!

Osh said...

Hello there little Robert!
We love you and your Mom and Dad!

jdd said...

he looks alert in the second one!

congratulations! I am praying for all three of you. I know you will all be home soon.

Bill and Karrie said...

Congratulations. He is beautiful. Welcome to the world little Robert.

Christine said...

Congratulations! I'm adding you and your little one to my nightly prayer list.

Barb B said...

Congratulations! I am very honored to meet the young lad. You keep following doctor's orders and we will keep praying.

Fertilized said...

Congratulations!!!! Lovely name. You and your family are in my prayers

Busted said...

Congratulations! You're all in my thoughts. He sounds like a strong little man.

Sara (lilyvalley) said...

Trish,
He is beautiful! And strong, just like his Mama! Congratulations to you and David. You will all continue to be in all of our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all!

allyouwhohope said...

What great news! You are still in my prayers.

Cassie said...

Trish I am so happy for you and David. What a wonderful time for you guys. We will continue to being thinking and praying for you guys. He is a doll! Congrats mommy and daddy!!

mrsabc said...

My husband and I have been praying for you all day. As my husband just put it, "Robert is a tough little booger." We are so happy things are going so well. He is beautiful!!

Mrs. Soup said...

Congratulations! You've got a little fighter on your hands! Continued good wishes from all the Nesties!

Kristin (kekis) said...

Oh, Trish, he is gorgeous! I'm sure it's been so difficult these past days, and I hope that Tater (uh, I mean baby Robert) continues to strengthen and thrive.

Still praying for you both and your son. Yes, your SON!!!

Jenn said...

Congrats to you both - he is beautiful! What a little fighter he is. I'm so glad that everyone is doing well and I will continue praying until the three of you are home!!! I am so happy for you Trish...you are a mom!!!

Adriane said...

Congratulations! So glad Robert is doing well - he is just beautiful!! We'll continue to pray for him. Hope you get off the mag soon. :-)

Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

He is so very lovely. Congratulations Mommy and Daddy! May he grow strong, smart, and brave with his two parents to guide him.

geefunk said...

Congrats on your beautiful baby boy Tricia! Sounds like he is a fighter. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers. You're a mommy!

- luvnnyc

PhilsWife07 said...

Your son is beautiful! I will continue to pray for his health and well-being! Take care and God Bless.

Mrs. Spit said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing pics, he's magnificent.

We'll keep praying, and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Spit are so thrilled you are here and well. You just keep breathing and growing!

Sonadora said...

Can't wait to see you holding him in August when I get to St. Louis. Congrats Trish, love and hugs and all my prayers.

Monica said...

oh, tricia....he's beautiful! i'm so happy for the good report. many prayers conyinuing to come your way!

Malloryn said...

Welcome Robert! This is wonderful, Trish. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery for you, and that Robert gets stronger every day.

Sunny said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I am still praying for the miracles to continue!

ONE OUT OF SIX said...

He is an angel. Good job mama!! Now - everybody get well and get strong and healthy. :-) Praying for all of you!

Kim said...

I'm in complete awe of your strength. I am sure that he can feel the love that is radiating off of the two of you and is using that to stay strong. Keep it up, mom!

Mr. Spit said...

So happy to hear that your little Robert is breathing and doing well. Pre-e is so very hard, and I'm so happy for you that your son came and that you are both doing well.

You are in my prayers. Give my best to David. It's so hard to be the husband when this happens. It doesn't matter how strong, how vigilent, how supportive, when pre-e raises its ugly head, all we can do is sit in the maelstrom and hang on. It's scary. I'm so happy to hear that you had a good outcome. Thank God for the magnesium sulphate!

Dreams Come True said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy!! I will be keeping both of you in my thoughts!

He's truly gorgeous!

Stacie said...

Congratulations! He is such a sweet little guy...takes me back to memories of my own little ones.

So glad that he is doing well. I pray he continues to thrive and is home before you know it.

Hugs to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Robert! You are an incredible little man!

My thoughts are with you and your parents.

Jadie

Anonymous said...

He is a true blessing and a miracle. Congratulations Mommy & Daddy!!! You will continue to be in our prayers.

wanttobeamom said...

I am so relieved to hear that all is well with you and your baby! CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome to the outside world, Robert Michael! Thank you Trish for keeping us posted. I hope you are able to be unhooked from machines soon so you can spend time with your SON!

P.S. Robert Michael is a very nice name. =)

silvashan said...

Congratulations to all three of you. Have the sweetest night.

Robyn said...

Congratulations! Keep on fighting little Robert!

weeza said...

I am beyond overjoyed and in love with that face!

Congrats to mom and dad, and welcome to the world Robert!

Jessica (DontBlink) said...

Tricia...you and baby tater have been on my mind constantly. You are both so strong and I am so happy you are both doing well. I will continue to follow your story and keep you in my prayers...All my best...

Mathews said...

Congrats on your beautiful son! You'll all continue to be in my prayers.

Carrie

Anonymous said...

Congatulations... He is so cute. He is going to be a hansome man!! Glad to hear both of you are doing well. We will keep the prayers coming. We think about you all the time.

Anonymous said...

So, you did get to hear "It's a BOY"....Trish, you didn't get cheated, you just had a different experience. Keep the positive thoughts.

Weighing in w/ my .02 said...

Hi Tricia, it's nestie Sarahkelly. I just saw a post on the t-ttc board with your blog linked and I had to come over and say that there is somebody in the Netherlands praying for your little miracle boy today. I will be thinking about you and praying for strength for your entire family. Congratulations on your son and welcome to Mommyhood! You made it!

Tracy said...

Congrats, Trish and David!
Your little guy is so handsome. You must be beyond proud. He's an amazing miracle.
I'll continue to pray for him and his mommy and daddy. Take care, sweetie. Hope your recovery goes smoothly and quickly.

Much love to you!

seriously? said...

Congratulations Mom!

He is beautiful, thanks for taking the time to post pics.

tryingin2007 said...

OMG trish!!!!!! tears! so many tears! I cannot believe you had your baby. he's Beautiful! congratulations sweetie! I'm so proud of you. you sound awesome and little robert is doing great. I don't have the vocabulary to express how overjoyed I am for you and david. you did it girl!

happy, happy! :)

kjames106 said...

Congrats. He is just cute as a button!

The Johnson's said...

Congrats on a beautiful little boy.

I've been following your story from your blog and updates on the nest.

You and your beautiful family are in my thoughts.

Collins Family said...

He is gorgeous and perfect. Please rest so you can be by your son's side. Still praying for you all.

Stephanie said...

He is AMAZING! I am so happy for you! I've been praying and praying non stop for all of you to be ok.

Jen said...

Welcome to the world little angel! Congrats to Mom and Dad--he's amazing!

thepromiseofourlove said...

Beautiful! Grow strong baby Robert.

Congratulation!!!

sweetiep said...

Congratulations! May God continue to watch over and bless your family!

Freyja said...

Congratulations (even if I am horribly late). He is beautiful and I really hope he continues to thrive!

theclam said...

Congratulations on your beautiful little boy! Welcome to the world Robert :)

Leah said...

Gorgeous little boy. Congratulations!I will continue to pray for your family.

Kristen said...

Congratulations, Tricia! I am just now reading the news and I'm so thrilled he is doing phenomenally well for his gestational age.

You both will be in my prayers as always. XOXO

Janna said...

I'm so happy to hear that your little man is so strong. Congratulations Mommy!!! I will keep all three of you in my prayers!!!