|The Gonk ||15 Apr 2008 6:37 p.m. PST|
Our third child, Silas, was born almost 2 months prematurely on March 12. All has gone well, and he's been home almost two weeks now. Here are some pictures:
|jawjatek ||15 Apr 2008 6:46 p.m. PST|
That's great, Gonk. Congrats to you and your wife.
|mweaver ||15 Apr 2008 6:48 p.m. PST|
Yes, congratulations! Elder brother and sister seem quite pleased with the new edition.
|Streitax ||15 Apr 2008 6:57 p.m. PST|
|Neotacha ||15 Apr 2008 8:30 p.m. PST|
What a handsome family! I do like that funky croissant thing. Is that a new thing in baby care? I don't recall ever seeing such a thing, but I can see that it'd be great to help siblings hold the baby.
|kyoteblue ||15 Apr 2008 9:16 p.m. PST|
What a tiny guy he is!!! Congrats Dude!!!!!!
|Delthos ||15 Apr 2008 10:47 p.m. PST|
It's called a Boppy Pillow.
That's cool, my second son was born on March 12 too. Good times to be had in our house!
| Sue Kes ||16 Apr 2008 3:12 a.m. PST|
Lovely baby, I'm so glad he's doing well.
|The Gonk ||16 Apr 2008 7:16 a.m. PST|
Thanks for the kind words!
|wminsing ||16 Apr 2008 10:50 a.m. PST|
|Dn Jackson||16 Apr 2008 12:29 p.m. PST|
Well done! And congrats! My second is due next month.
|Shagnasty ||16 Apr 2008 7:15 p.m. PST|
Nice looking family Gonk! I'm glad the little one is already home and looking good.
|quantumcat ||17 Apr 2008 2:48 p.m. PST|
He looks adorable.
You can already see there's an interesting person behind those eyes.
(They used to call that "having an old soul".)
I was born at 30 weeks (conservative estimate) back when they didn't have all the medical miracles they have now.
You may have some unsettling moments ahead but don't be surprised if he has a full,exciting and purposeful life
that's only "normal" if he doesn't hold out for "outstanding".
If love is a factor,he's got everything aced already.
(I know that doesn't suffice for every preemie but I think
that's why I'm here over a half century after I was supposed to die.)
Just remember to judge his development from his due date (not the birth date) and expect him to play by his own rules-not some chart.
(My mom was a doctor.
Some of her "earlybirds" would read third grade books before they were potty trained or could play tag before they could suckle or track with their eyes.
Somethings stayed "off" while others normalized right away or evolved over time.
Silas is his own person (just like the rest of y'all).
He's started out as a premature infant but Heaven only knows
where he'll go from here.)
Enjoy this amazing little man!
May he be painting and posting here in no time!
|Farstar ||17 Apr 2008 4:15 p.m. PST|
He'll be taller than you are.
It took a moment to realize your page was in "Doctor-speak", since a lot of folks talk about prematures in terms of "weeks early". 32 weeks seemed like rather a lot
|CraigSpiel ||17 Apr 2008 5:34 p.m. PST|
That is a fine looking little guy! Congrats!
| The GM ||20 Apr 2008 3:06 p.m. PST|
Congrats Gonk from another recent father with minor birth problems, it definitely changes your sleep patterns ;-).