Thursday, September 9, 2010

7 Weeks

7 weeks ago our world was turned upside down by the unexpected arrival of Samuel Peter. The first time I saw him he was breathing with the help of a ventilator, swollen and covered in bruises. His little body shook without sound when he cried and it broke my heart. I wasn't able to hold him, only lay a hand on his tiny 4 lb 2oz body inside the incubator and watch him struggle to survive.

7 weeks later, Samuel's progress is amazing. He is now 6 lb 2oz, with pink chunky cheeks and a strong cry. Today was spell-free, which means we are still on track for release on Monday. We've come so far and are so close to the end of this chapter and the beginning of a different kind of exhaustion. The kind of exhaustion I'm looking forward to experiencing!

1 comment:

Mark and Jenn said...

Praise God he's made such great progress... it really is amazing. Hopefully this long journey will give way to "normal life" soon!