Thursday, March 12, 2009

Elden Jay Robertson

I'll get some better pictures in the future, but here is a picture of a picture. The nurses last night took a picture and printed it out for me to show to Ruth. Ruth then had the great idea to take a picture of it with the web-cam. So, here it is:


Elden Jay Robertson
Born 11 March 2009
Columbia Missouri
Born @ 7:17pm (28 weeks and 3 days)
2 lb 9oz / 15.25 inches long

Another picture of a picture:


By the way, I just saw him and he doesn't have the tube in his throat anymore and he's not even on oxygen anymore. Pretty good!

Hopefully Ruth can see him this afternoon.

30 comments:

Sarah and Todd said...

Whoa whoa, is this YOUR little guy? You had him!? Last I read he would have a 90% survival rate IF he was born this early, but still it was really early and just a first goal to make it this far still carrying him. How are you and how is baby and how did it all transpire?

Sarah and Todd said...

Ok so I have read my e-mail since checking your blog. That is CRAZY that he's already here! But I'm happy for you that everyone seems to be doing well.

Lisa and company said...

Hope mom and baby are both doing okay. Keep us posted

Lois said...

Wow! What a cutie! The picture makes him look pretty big for being only 2lbs 9 oz! Hope Ruth and Elden are doing well today!

Melissa said...

As soon as you can I want to see a picture of sweet Elden with someone holding him so I can get an idea of his size! I've never held a baby that small!!!!! CONGRATS (again).

Gianetta said...

What a beautiful baby boy! I hope that Ruth and Elden are both doing well--our prayers are with your family! Love from Memphis!

Jenny said...

My nephew was born at 28 weeks at almost the same weight and size. He's now a very rolypoly 8 month old who you could never tell was that early of a preemie. We send our prayers for lots of good growth for Elden!

Mindy Benson said...

Congratulations. He looks really good and we hope that everything goes up hill for all of you. We are happy that Ruth held in as long as she did. Best of luck

maren bosley said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! It sounds like things are going well--not even on oxygen??? Can't wait for more updates and pictures!

The Payne Family said...

Congrats! I wish you guys the best.

MissouriMormonMama said...

It sounds like he is doing so well for being an early bird! Thanks for sharing the pictures! ( : Congratulations on the new addition.

Mrs. Hass-Bark said...

congrats! we will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers!

Matt and Deb said...

He is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to see more pictures of him!! We are glad that everyone is doing well--prayers are answered. Now it will be fun to see him grow up and see if he will always be in a hurry to get to places.

Liz said...

Congratulations! I know you wanted to hold on a little longer, but it sounds like he's doing well now that he's arrived. I'm very happy for you and your new addition, and although I'm sure you'll do great, we'll keep up the prayers. :-)

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I am so happy to hear that Elden is off the ventilator and isn't even on oxygen anymore! What great news!

Rebecca said...

He looks great! I can't believe that he looks so healthy for being so little. We'll keep you all in our prayers.

JenniferJT said...

Congratulations, wow he is really tiny, but also really cute. I'm glad he is doing well, and we'll keep you in our prayers and hope all continues to go well. It's funny because I actually had a dream last night that you had your baby and now I read that it's true, go figure. Babies really are little miracles.

Robbins Family said...

Congratulations! I'm glad he made it to 28 weeks (your first goal). You've had a long road. Hopefully it won't be too long before you can go home and things can get back to normal... or as close to it as possible. Hope the little guy is doing well.

Ryan-n-Amanda said...

Congrats Ruth and Lee! I am guessing everything went ok. He is so tiny, but pretty long for such a light weight. So, was there any complications? From the sound of it Elden is a little fighter and anxious to be in the world. You are still in our prayers.
In comment to the previous posting - I remember when I was in the hospital, Brynne only visited once and with all the time I heard how much she was missing me, when she got there she didn't want to stay very long. I guess the combination of not much to do and the wierdness of seeing mom in bed doesn't suit little ones. Well, I hope now you will get to go home soon with Elden. How long will he have to stay in the hospital?
P.S. Yes, we are lucky to not have to change the clocks semi-annually. I just have to remember which time zone my family is on when I call them.

Shannon said...

Congrats on the new addition. I hope his NICU stay is very short with absolutely no 'NICU setbacks'. Keep us updated on when he gains weight, starts nipple feeding and anything else! Ruth - Hopefully you heal very quickly. Get up and move as much as you can without overdoing it. You'll heal faster from your c-section.

Shannon said...

Oh, tell us the whole birth story when you have time.
A minute ago I thought about how you must be excited to go home in a few days, but then the distance from the hospital came to mind. Is there a hospital close to home he can be transferred to when he is able to go to a regular nursery? I have way too many questions popping around my mind. I'll stop now. Sorry.
It's great to hear he is off the CPAP already! Steroid shots rock!

Christina said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I am so happy your little guy is off the ventilator! It is so amazing at how just a few weeks more inside makes them so much stronger when they get outside! I will be praying for you!

Christina said...

I noticed Lee has an army uniform on. Is this national guard or active duty? My husband is active duty army and we are getting ready to be stationed at Walter Reed in DC.

Our Family said...

I'm so happy that you have a beatiful little boy. Even with the tubes, you can tell he's just adorable. I'm glad that he seems to be doing ok. I hope Ruth is recovering well. Congratulations to your new addition. Our prayers are with you...keep us posted!

davies-jennie said...

Wow, he looks bigger than I thought he would be. He really looks good and pink. You are so lucky to have him. What a miracle. A friend of Alan's from dental school had 4 bros and sisters all born at 28 weeks. They are all very smart, tall and healthy. I know your baby will be too. We love you.

Bennion Family said...

Congrats!!!! Hope all is well with Mommy and Baby. He looks so cute.

Bennion's

Patty and Kevin said...

Congrats on little Elden's arrival! The next few months are going to be hard, but I'm so grateful that you were able to make it to 28 weeks. I think it's amazing that he's not even on the vent... Laurie was on the ventilator for a month! You are in our prayers.

chris said...

i've never seen a blog post with 26 comments!! obviously, lots of people love you and care about your family. our prayers are continuing to be sent your way. chris cunningham (clark's former primary teacher and lois's bosom friend)

BERNOTSKI FAMILY said...

I've been so out of it. I'm so happy to hear your little one is here. I hope he's doing well. We've been talking about coming up to visit, but I'm not sure if you want us now the baby is here. Let us know.

Oi Polly Cervantes said...

He is amazing! Thinking about you guys much and congrats!