Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Leaving without a Peanut

Well, we were officially discharged from the hospital today. It was hard to have to leave the hospital without a baby. It is not fair and it is not what we had planned, but I think we are all taking it in stride. He is still doing so well and we know that this is what is best for him. Today was technically his 35 week birthday and it is hard to look at him and know that he should still be inside of me growing and thriving for at least the next two weeks. However, that is not what God had in the plans for us and we are willing to accept that. We are just so grateful that he is doing so well. The upside to this all is that I will at least have a little bit of time to fully recover from surgery before he comes home. That is definitely a positive.

We got discharged this morning at 8:30 and stayed through the visitation in the NICU. We ended up leaving at around 12:30, so I am a little sore since I have been up and about for the longest period of time since the c-section. ML came and visited Perron for the first time today. He did so good and was a little angel the entire time. His bilirubin is almost within the range of normal, so hopefully he will be out from under the lights tomorrow. I will be so excited because then we will be able to see his little eyes all the time! He is still doing really well and we are so pleased. Please continue to pray very hard for his good health and steady weight gain. He only lost a half an ounce yesterday, so that is great news. We know that God is listening to and answering all of our prayers and Perron is living proof of that. Thank you all again for your kind thoughts, concerns, and prayers.

We love you guys!


  1. Hang in there. Before too long, he'll be growing out of clothes left and right!

  2. Julia,
    First, congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! Second, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know that the NICU can be a very unnatural, anxiety-producing place and I feel for you. I saw your comments on facebook and came here to see how Perron is progressing. I am a NICU nurse, so if I can help in any way please let me know.
    Thinking of you,
    Cara "Chumley" Goss

  3. my heart goes out to your family! i'm so glad your little guy is okay and that you are too! we lost our little boy Andon at 34 weeks in february b/c i developed severe pre-eclampsia and hellp syndrome and almost died myself. my placenta abrupted causing our sweet little angel to go to Heaven on 2-3-09.

    i'm currently 8 weeks pregnant and very nervous, but also grateful to be pregnant so soon again.

    i hope you get to come off your BP meds asap! i know that feeling!

  4. You do not know me, but I am a friend of Faris & Caleb. I have spent the last twenty minutes feeding my eight week old and reading your blog. With the exception of the ovarian cyst (and me having gestational diabetes)-- our pregnancies, and deliveries, were almost mirrored. Please know that all this and all the scary "stuff" leading up to this makes a small memory and quickly disappears. You will look at your tiny one and do it all again in a heartbeat. We are hoping for a speedy recovery and a fast trip home for Mr. Perron. Take care of that incision; there should be 100 more babies in your future!