Hi all -
I started a detailed birth post but it got ridiculously long so I'm going to try to keep things short and sweet. We have been so blessed and I want to thank all of your for your wonderful support over these past 3 years.
Robert was born on July 31st - 2 weeks early. Within a few hours of being born he was in the NICU where he stayed for 2 weeks because he had pneumonia and other lung issues. After the first 3 days he was transferred to The Children's Hospital in Aurora.
All of the staff at both hospitals were very supportive and helpful. They encouraged me to keep pumping and they fed Robert everything I pumped through his feeding tube. The problem was I was not (and am not) producing much because I was ill after the birth as well (spent a couple days in the ICU myself) I'm still pumping but I only get about 10ml per pump - we'll see how long I keep trying.
Robert came home last Sunday and this Sunday will be his Brit Milah. I'm glad my mother will be here for it. He's doing really well, eating and sleeping (and pooping) like a champ. He's still on a small amount of oxygen but we're hoping that when they do the pulseox test in 2 weeks the pediatrician will tell us that he doesn't need it any more.
Sorry I don't have any pictures to share at the moment - I'm not so good with the uploading thing. I'll see if my DH can help me later.
BTW - my DH is THE MOST amazing man - he is a great husband and a super father - he's going to be the primary care parent when I go back to work but he's stepped up so beautifully he's already taken over that role.
I hope everyone here is doing well - I've got to go check below to see what great news we've had. Baby dust to all.