Sunday, July 25, 2010

NICU & Coming Home

Because he came week 34, Witten had to stay in the hospital. This was his home for 9 days in the NICU. Aside from Jaundice, (which I feel almost every baby gets) the doctors wanted him to gain a certain amount of weight before he could leave.

Visiting with Daddy.

Our first overnight with Witten. We got to stay in the hospital and have him in the room with us. It was lots of fun, great trial run. We saw that sleep was a thing of the past.

We get to bring Witten home!

The carrier is so BIG!

Home sweet home

Witten's Photo Session

It's hard to believe these photos were taken in the NICU. Witten was placed in a small basket full of white blankets on the floor. He slept through the whole thing. These were some of my favorite photos.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Welcome Witten!

After 14 days in the Antepartum unit at St. Mary's, and another week on bed rest at home; my doctor had just let me get back to normal life again. I was once again free to move around and not spend my days in bed! In the middle of the night when I got up to use the bathroom, my water broke - sending us back to St. Mary's. He couldn't wait any longer! Witten Porterstone Sievers, born July 16, 2010 at 6:23am. He weighed 5.5lbs and was 17 1/2 inches.

We are all doing just fine. Because Witten is 6 weeks early he has to spend some time in the NICU.

Rob and I got to visit him that night and took our first family portrait.