We were ecstatic the morning we discovered we were going to have a baby. We were tired, but ecstatic. It's pretty similar to how we're feeling now.
Elijah was a stubborn little guy, not wanting to come out of his mommy's tummy well past his due date. On Sunday, August 12th Lisa suspected her water broke. Lisa called the clinic and talked to her midwife. Since it wasn't certain that her water broke, she was advised to wait until her scheduled prenatal appointment the next day. On Monday, August 13th, Lisa and Andy went to the clinic and discovered that Lisa's water had broken. To avoid an infection, we decided that we had to succomb to being induced.
That evening Lisa went into labor. It was exciting since we knew that soon we would be meeting the little person we had been talking to and feeling in Lisa's belly. The next day came (Tuesday, the 14th) and still no baby. The labor was progressing slowly. Eventually Lisa got to push. It was a lot of work, but so incredibly exciting. Meeting our baby was no longer a foreign concept...it was happening and happening soon. After an hour and a half of pushing, it became clear that the baby was not coming out. The fetal monitor suggested that he might be in distress and the decision was quickly made to have an emergency c-section.
On Tuesday, August 14th, Elijah James Wagner was born at 10:58 pm. He weighed a whopping 9 lbs 3 oz and was 21.5 inches long. He is already such a blessing and a joy in our lives and we can't imagine this world without him.
Unfortunately, Elijah experienced some oxygen deprivation in the birth process and he spent his first 21 days in this world in the hospital.
Elijah was discharged from Children's Hospital in Minneapolis on September 4th. At his 3 week check up Elijah weighed 10 lbs 10 oz and was 23 inches long. We are happy to be home with our son!
Update: At Elijah's 2 month check-up he weighed 14 lbs. 6 oz.
Update: At Elijah's 4 month check-up he weighed 16 lbs. 10 oz.
Hi everyone!This will be my last post on Caringbridge.It’s kind of bittersweet as this site has sustained us through our toughest times. Caringbridge is a wonderful site made to support people during a critical illness, treatment, and recovery.While Elijah certainly fits under the recovery category, we thought it was best to move on to a different site.Besides, we can include a lot more videos and photos on Elijahland.J
Thank you so much to all of you who have followed our journey.I hope you will continue reading about Elijah over at www.Elijahland.com.
Be sure to head over to Elijahland right now! I posted two new entries tonight; one contains an exciting video of Elijah walking!
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