Tuesday, November 17, 2009

first entry!

ill give a brief history for readers who dont know us. my name is gretchen and im married to mny husband of almost a year (nov.28th) fabian. we have been together for 6 years and have a beautiful son named devin luke.

devin was born on june 23rd 2009, but wasnt expected until september 24th 2009! he came 3 months early and had a pretty rough start in life. this blog is basically for friends and family who dont get to see devin much because he needs to stay inside away from most people until the spring when flu/rsv season is over. because he was born so early he is unfortunatley at high risk for catching harmful viruses like rsv (i'll explain this more in future posts) that could basically land him back in the hospital.

while i was pregnant i had alot of complications (mailnly random bleeding for no apparant reason). when i was only 22 weeks pregnant i was admitted to the hospital because my water had broken and was told i would lose my son because i would most likely deliver within 48 hours. the drs. asked fabian and i to make a "desicion" about whether or not we would want our baby to be ressusitated or would we want to just "let him go". well we refused to make that decision and 5 weeks later i was still pregnant.

that 5 weeks gave devin his chance at life, and hes here and healthy today. he was born weighing only 2 lbs. 6oz and 13.5" long. he spent 11 weeks and 1 day in the nicu at northside hospital in atlanta. and came home 2 weeks before his due date. he has been home with us since 9/9/09 and we couldnt be happier!

devin is actually 21 weeks old today or 5 months on the 23rd! i cant believe hes been here that long! his adjusted age is almost 2 months. that means it will be 2 months from his due date on the 24th of november. so hes just like a 2 month old right now, not like a 5 month old. sometimes that concept is confusing for people but thats just the way it is. his pediatritian says hes developmentally more like a 3 month old and his size is more alng that line also so thats a VERY GOOD THING!
right now devin smiles socially only a couple times a day which is the cutest thing ever, and hes getting really good at holding his own head up. we recently got him a bumbo seat and he sits in it so well!

ill put soome pis up of his first couple weeks along with more recent ones to compare how far this little boy has come. its amazing! as of today he weighs 12lbs. 8 oz and is 23 inches long!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your miracle with us! I love seeing him transform from a frail preemie to the thriving little boy he is now. God blessed you all the day he was conceived! :)

    I love the Christmas photos of him in the basket...he is a cute present!