Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wonder Boy


As you may have read earlier, our son Charlie Baird arrived on the evening of August 4th. We had a beautiful water birth at home with two amazing midwives before he was transported to the NICU for what has turned out to be some pretty serious problems. Charlie had a stroke in the womb, something that was near impossible to detect without a late term ultrasound. He has a bleed on the right side of the brain that may or may not be due to a condition called craneosinostosis - his skull bones prematurely fused leaving the front fontanel very small. Our family is asking for good thoughts and healing mojo for Charlie as he begins the healing process and makes his way home from the NICU. We don't know when that will happen, but we're hopeful that it will be soon! Here are some first photos of our little Wonder Boy. Thanks everyone for all your support during this daunting time.







Photography by Elizabeth Boyce of Earth Mama Photography.


13 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

what a beauty he is, Sarah; he was obviously born to a very loving family...

our thoughts and prayers go with him and your family. I trust the days are short until he is back home with you all...

Martha said...

Congratulations on your beautiful boy! I just read an article in Parade Magazine about craniosynostosis and the Jorge Posada Foundation. The foundation was started to provide information and support to parents of children with this condition. I hope this information will be helpful.

A House and Home said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! My prayers are with you and your family. It's amazing how resilient our little ones can be.

Brandi said...

He is beautiful beyond words! I will have to read up on that condition. I will be thinking about your family! You all look so happy together and everyone will be home soon!

cabbageroseblog said...

your boy wonder is perfection and your family is lovely...prayers and good wishes.

Marie said...

There he is! He's very handsome Sarah. Congratulations! I pray and sincerely wish that he goes home to you both real soon. Everything will work out...God always has His mysterious way of making everything work out.
-marie

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

congrats on your precious baby boy- adorable...

Karen

Bronwyn said...

Congratulations and much love to you and your family! Sending prayers and healing energy out to you all...

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

he's gorgeous!!
sending lots of healing mojo!

Mônica Suñer said...

Congratulations, good lucky and much love to your boy!

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

oh sarah, daunting sounds like an understatement to me. thank you so much for sharing your motherhood journey. these pics are gorgeous. and little charlie is indeed a wonder boy and i send much, much healing love to him and strength to you all. x

my favorite and my best said...

it's been a little while since i have been over here. i can see now that i need to be on top of things better.
first of all congratulations on that tiny cute of yours! and many many positive forces and universe lassoing from me to you.
all my love,
jenny

Anonymous said...

Congrats and blessings to you on your beautiful baby! Let the cuddling commence!