Evan was born on Monday January 14th, 2013 at 0:02am. He was 8lbs 6oz and I think he was 21inches long (I don't even remember, because everything was so hectic right away.....I am sure it is documented somewhere). He had meconium aspiration at birth and they took him to the nursery right away. I got to hold him for just a few seconds. They told us that he will probably be back in our room in an hour or so. Well, an hour later the nurse came back to tell us that he is on oxygen and has an IV and will not be back for the entire night. His chest X-ray did not look good and he has to work out the stuff in his lungs. I was really upset and scared. I was finally able to get up around 4 am and we were able to go see him in the nursery. He was perfect!We did not get to hold him yet. After more sleepless hours we were able to hold him around 9am. They did another chest x-ray and it already looked a lot better. He had to stay on oxygen and the IV for the rest of the day. By noon I was able to try and nurse him. He had no issues with that. So, I went in to feed him every 3 hours and by 6pm that night he was able to come to our room for the first time.
Here are his first pictures
They wanted to keep him another day for observation, but he did great throughout Tuesday and they told us we would be going home on Wednesday.
Finally big sister got to meet him on Tuesday. She was so proud and excited!
The very first family picture
This is turning into a lot longer of a story than I originally anticipated (I was just going to outline his journey along with pictures). Once I started typing it felt really good to write it all down. I don't remember every day in this much detail, but I just want to write down what comes to my mind.