Sunday, March 13, 2011

An Update for my SL Friends

Yes...those are his little feet...

Those who know me very well know I am a private person--especially when it comes to my real life, but I wanted to update you all on what has happened since the last post. The day I found out via ultrasound at 19 weeks that I was having a little boy was also the same day I was admitted to the hospital to be on strict bedrest. I went in on a Wednesday at the end of December. My docs thought I'd be home by that weekend--without a baby. I proved them all wrong. It was a very scary time for us, but I refused to believe that would be my reality.

I went on for another month to week 24--when docs consider a baby truly viable and able to survive. It was like a celebration by everyone that day. And then my water broke a few days later. Despite that, I went on for yet another month in the hospital like that and at almost 28 weeks and 3 months early, I had my son Alex two weeks ago. The staff and my docs call us a "miracle". I agree. We are a testament to positivity and what it can do.

He is doing very well in the NICU. He is strong, healthy, loud and feisty and almost 3 lbs now. He just needs to get bigger and master a few things like breathing air correctly before he can go home with us--hopefully next month. I am so thankful and happy that things worked out as they did.

I want to thank all of you so much for your support and well-wishes and good thoughts. My husband, family and I were truly touched and want you to know how much we have appreciated it. Hope to see you on the Grid again sometime. :-)

7 comments:

HeadBurro Antfarm said...

Elle, this is the best bloody news I have read in a long time. I'm am so happy for you all - you are going to be a brilliant mum!

Rhianon Jameson said...

Congratulations to you and the Mister! I'm delighted for both of you.

Diamanda Gustafson said...

Yaaaay!

Neb said...

So glad things are looking up! Good to hear from you. Blessings to your family!

KateLynn Inglewood-Michigan said...

Awww...You have a fighter. That little boy is determined to be here and I can tell you are a fighter too.
Congratulations and you will all be in my prayers.

Krystine Qinan said...

Elle, this is wonderful news! I'm so happy for you and your family. The sight of those sweet little feet brought tears to my eyes.

Take care, keep us posted, and give the little one a gentle kiss from all of us!

Fogwoman Gray said...

Congratulations! I have been waiting anxiously for an update, thank you for posting a photo of those beautiful little feet :)
Rivers and oceans of blessings on you all.