He’s Home!!

Theo

Thanks for all of your well wishes and words of support! They mean so much! Theo came home yesterday. He spent 8 days in the NICU which, coincidentally, was exactly the same amount of time as Emmy when she was born. Theo had RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome) and PPHN (Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn). Emmy, too, had PPHN. Isn’t that bizarre??

It’s probably obvious to parents of children with Williams syndrome that Theo doesn’t have that diagnosis as well. (You start to become an expert at identifying the facial characteristics.) But I can’t get over the fact that both kids had PPHN and ended up in the NICU. (By the way, Charlotte was healthy as an ox when she came out. All 3 kids were full-term C-sections.)

Over the past few years, I’ve become fascinated by genetics. If I had more time, I would study it.

For now, I’m tired and totally spacey. (I can barely put a sentence together. I keep saying to Dan, “Can you get that thing? You know that thing? It’s on the other thing?”) But I am also THRILLED to have Theo HOME!

Oh and I am so thankful for NICU nurses. PICU nurses too. Labor and Delivery nurses too. NURSES IN GENERAL!!!! They took such good care of all of us. Thank you!!

Here are pictures of the girls holding their baby brother for the first time. Charlotte was talking in a sweet baby voice: “Hello, little Theo. Look at your little feetsies!” And Emmy wanted desperately to hug him, kiss him, and hold his hand. She kept saying, “My turn!”

And Theo looks totally different. He lost a bit of weight. We’ll see what he looks like when he fills out more.

Charlotte

Emmy

Happy to be home!

11 thoughts on “He’s Home!!

  1. He’s beautiful! Congratulations! ! The pictures of the girls holding Theo is so precious! Enjoy and speedy recovery! (It is a very exclamation point happy message 🙂

  2. Congratulations!! All the pictures are adorable. And don’t worry, I say stuff like “Get me that thing on the thing” all the time and my last child was born eleven years ago. So glad Theo is home…everyone’s prayers were answered!

  3. Congrats! He is so beautiful (just like the other two!) You make beautiful babies. I hope all goes well during your transition. I think of you guys often!

  4. OH! Congratulations!!! He is beautiful and I am so happy to hear he is home safe & happy! My daughter (non chd) was born with a small pneumo-thorax and was in the NICU for 6 days. THey take the best care of their babies!! God bless- he is amazing! 🙂

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