Robert Alexisovich de Gaston: Dad's 11th Child!
Born 11:55PM EEDT Monday, August 11, 2008,
Dad was allowed to see "Baby" and take pictures on Day 3. Deana was afraid to come close to "such a frail & dark child". The equipment is uptodate as that in America. Baby still has a tough haul ahead of him as of this Day 3, August 14, 2008.
|On July 15, or 3 weeks and 6 days before baby was delivered, he was confirmed a boy.|
Dad was again allowed to see and take pictures on Day 8. Deana was still worried to come close to "such a frail & dark child" who not only appeared no better if even better at all, but now had an IV in his scalp! But though he was having a tough time, "Baby" now became Robert Alexisovich de Gaston.
Here we have pictures of Robert on day 18, August 29. Though asleep here, Robert has begun to awaken for intervals, and to gaze at his surroundings. His weight was 2,070 grams this day, which is at last more than at his birthweight of 2,000 gm from which weight he went down until now.
Sunday, August 31, and Robert is now 20 days old (3 weeks old tomorrow which will be 4 weeks before he is due!). He has gained more weight and is 2,150 Kg. He awakens and remains awake more. He blinks, and he makes little sounds. We love him! These pictures were all made today.
After Sunday, August 31, the gradient on Robert's improvement increased. By Friday, September 5 he weighed 2,250gm, then on the 7th he weighed 2,420! September 8 he weighed 2,450gm, and on Thursday, September 11, we brought him home at a discharge weight of 2,650gm...and as near as could be measured, 45.5cm length. Pics here are September 2nd and 4th in the top row, and both in the bottom row were taken September 4th.
After three plus weeks Robert was put in the lowest weight pampers as seen in the picture below (as you can see, the diaper had to be changed only about every thrree days because of its capacity relative to the body mass).:
YES, THIS IS A QUASI-JOKE!