Born Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 at 9:15 a.m.
8 lbs. 9 ozs. 20.5 inches longOwen made an early arrival into our family at 36 weeks and 3 days to be exact. We're currently still in the hospital and Owen is in the NICU. His lungs still had fluid in them when he was born and he has had some problems breathing. We were able to hold him for a few minutes after he was born but then they took him upstairs to the NICU where he is recieving the extra help he needs to breathe. We aren't sure how long he will be there, he takes a few steps forward and then takes a few steps back, but for the most part he is improving and tonight he seems to be breathing easier. We're hopeful that we'll be able to bring him home later this week but only time will tell. We know this is just an obstacle that he will overcome and feel blessed to have delivered at a hospital with the facilities capable of caring for his needs.
Most likely I will be discharged tomorrow afternoon and will have to leave the hospital without Owen. My mom flew into town Sunday morning and is taking care of Carter for us so that Mike and I could both be at the hospital with him. It has been a whirlwind the last few days. Owen coming so soon was completely unexpected and I'm still feeling scattered and unsettled trying to take in all that has happened and deal with the postpartum hormones. I'll update tomorrow with more details about the labor and updates on Owen.
Here are a few pictures. Owen's beautiful, he's a big boy with tons of dark thick hair.