Saturday, December 09, 2006

Welcome to the world and welcome home!

After spending 5 days in the NICU, Aidan James Thomas, born on November 30, 2006, has come home!

Aidan made an early entrance into the world at 36 weeks and 6 days due to a condition that I was diagnosed with. The morning of the delivery, it was confirmed that I had Cholestasis - a condition that could be potentially life threatening to the baby. So, being almost "full term", my dr. decided to deliver right away. Aidan joined us at 8:27pm via C-section, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Really a pretty good size for a premie! He would have been a big boy if delivered at full term! After spending a couple of days with us in the hospital, they discovered that Aidan had a pneumothorax, or air in his lung. After a couple of days of oxygen and rest, Aidan was cleared to come home. We have been so blessed to have the help of our family and friends during this time of going back and forth to the hospital and taking care of Jacob. We appreciate all of the prayers and support everyone has given us. It has been an emotionally and physically draining time. We just thank God that Aidan is doing well and that we are finally a family at home.


The Velez Luces said...

congratulations, and welcome to the world to your new little man! glad everyone is safe and sound. what a merry Christmas this will be for you all. :)

triciac said...

Congrats on the new little one! Who the heck am I, you might ask? I met your husband at Anthony's wedding last month, where he ushered with my brother-in-law, Christian and stayed up late eating Taco Bell and talking about marriage to my husband, Peter. :)