Friday, August 5, 2011

Week 1 in Review

We have a lot to be thankful for in one week. We have come so far, but we have a long way to go. Thanks for your prayers, tears of compassion and love you have expressed. We have been overwhelmed by the response of so many. Many whom we have never met.

This is sort of a week in review for the other 6/7 of the planet not connected to facebook.

Me right before gametime. Surgery began at 6:43 am. Harrison was born at 6:51.

Our first look at him in the delivery room.

This is one of the first times I saw him in the NICU. Probably within 40 minutes of delivery. He has a breathing tube here. I still can't believe how small he is.

Little Man is tiny. Weighed 1# 8oz. 13 in.

Mom's first touch.

The first time I got to touch him. Day 2 soothing him with compression. He gets very still and calm when the factors of the womb are reenacted. Swaddling is a big deal.

Lots of encouraging remarks by a nurse talking about his progress.

I got to hold him Day 5. Can't describe how wonderful this was.

Lots of tiny wires supporting him right now. 12 things attached to him. The major apparatas is his CPAP mask over his nose. Keeps constant pressure on his lungs. Graduated up to this from a ventilator on day 4.

Mom got to hold him for the first time on also on Day 4.

Here is his sign in his cubicle. A group of volunteers makes one for every baby.

Mom looking good on Day 7 holding him.

He got the hiccups. This was really funny.


  1. Erin I absolutely love that picture of you and your son on day 7. Made me cry, I miss having kangaroo care with Colten. It is something truly special. . . And for you its something you get to experience longer than most moms. :) enjoy every moment, those were my most favorite times and I wish I could hold him like that again.

  2. Josh and Erin,
    So beautiful. Little Chloe is always asking about 'baby harry' and asking to pray for him. I love praying for you guys. These images display the awesomeness of God! Thanks for being open with your lives. Love from the Watson's.

  3. Keep the updates coming! Wish we could be there with you!

  4. I don't know you. I got your link from Mandy & Brandon's blog. I don't know them either -- I got the link to their blog from Tasha Burgoyne on Facebook. I will be praying for little Harrison -- such a precious, precious babe!! I will also post this link on a "Prayer Warriors" page on FB -- so you all have more people circling you in prayer!