I’m not one of those people who believes that all newborn babies are pretty and I’m probably a bit biased but he is unbelievably handsome; a real cutie! He is 3 pounds – 10 ounces and 17 inches long. Pretty big for a guy who is supposed to be 7 weeks early.
Mom’s blood pressure spiked early Monday morning which is why they made the decision to do a C-section but Valerie is doing fine and resting well. Sam was totally there for her and a rock, even holding the bucket for her when she got sick.
And the best part is that Aaron is breathing on his own! That’s huge for a preemie! He’ll no doubt spend weeks in the hospital but he’s got a good, strong start on life.
Throughout the day as I caught glimpses of Japan and the devastation there I couldn’t help but think of the cycle of life. Nothing can replace those lost in the tragedy but hope springs anew with each new baby. Nearly 350,000 world-wide each day!
Pray for Japan! Pray for Aaron’s growth! And thank God for those who are part of your life! Then – most importantly – tell them that you thanked God for them!
And a special shout-out to our H’town church family. You’re the best! Thank you! We love you guys!
So now comes the tough part! What form of “Grandpa” should I go by? I’ve been playing with a new plug-in for my blog that allows for polls so I thought I’d try it out and get your opinion. Cast your vote and let me know what you think!