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Welcome Timothy! [May. 11th, 2007|09:29 pm]
Nicodemus

Born at 5:31 AM and weighing 8 lbs 3 oz.

Unfortunately, he has some breathing difficulties. His lungs may have been underdeveloped since he's about a month premature. He didn't cry or exhibit suckling reflexes, so he was transferred to the NICU mid-morning.

He's now on supplemental oxygen (baby CPAP machine) and doing much better. X-rays show that he's got some air bubbles outside of his lungs in the chest cavity. These may be reabsorbed naturally or they may need to do a minor surgical procedure to try to correct this. His other signs are good, but they're keeping him on monitoring machines and IV fluids at the moment.

I'll continue posting updates when possible.
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[User Picture]From: stormbadger
2007-05-12 04:42 am (UTC)
cute! hope all goes well! I'll think good thoughts.
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[User Picture]From: ashkitty
2007-05-12 04:48 am (UTC)
I hope it all goes well. He's quite adorable, but good lord, an 8+ pound preemie? Babies are getting bigger!
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[User Picture]From: melchar
2007-05-14 08:28 pm (UTC)
8 pounds augers very well for his overall health - and he's sooooo cute! [but that is a baby's best defense mechanism.]

Kit FTW!
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From: ex_purpleca
2007-05-12 04:49 am (UTC)
woohoo, Congratulations! :D
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[User Picture]From: gilmorelion
2007-05-12 04:51 am (UTC)
Congratulations! And strong hopes that the little guy will have no further complications. Give my regards to Kit. :)
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[User Picture]From: singingnettle
2007-05-12 04:56 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Wishing that things will proceed without further complications.
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2007-05-12 05:08 am (UTC)
Let me be the first.

TIMMAY!!!

Congrats on the new addition! Best of luck to the little guy.
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From: hukka
2007-05-12 05:09 am (UTC)
Congrats to the both of you! :)
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From: jonasbagel
2007-05-12 05:17 am (UTC)
Yay! Mazel tov!
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[User Picture]From: bosn
2007-05-12 05:26 am (UTC)
Congrats!

And dont sweat the lung stuff. three of my five kids were born that way

I'm so happy for you. Its so gross when they come out, all purple and covered in yucky white stuff.
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[User Picture]From: ysengrin
2007-05-12 05:31 am (UTC)
Congrats to all three of ya!

Nice birthday patterning, too :)
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[User Picture]From: crocodile
2007-05-12 05:46 am (UTC)
Hooray!

Sending the good vibes your way... get ready for fun and excitement!
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2007-05-12 05:53 am (UTC)
Hooray! Congratulations. :)
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[User Picture]From: penh
2007-05-12 05:55 am (UTC)
Woo-hoo! Congratulations! With parents like the two of you, he's gonna turn out pretty darned awesome.
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[User Picture]From: wordweaverlynn
2007-05-12 05:56 am (UTC)
Welcome to the world, Timothy!
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[User Picture]From: rakhan
2007-05-12 06:16 am (UTC)
Congratulations! :)
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