10.30.2008

Updates


Natalie called early this morning from the hospital with the news that the baby is doing well. The pneumothorax seems to be doing what some of them do -- which is responding to the oxygen the baby has been given, and resolving itself. What a relief!

So this morning, I dropped Miss Maya at preschool for her Halloween party, and Mason and I went over to really meet baby Simon for the first time. Mason was very taken with him -- couldn't get over his tiny hands and feet, enjoyed holding him, kissing his soft little head, and generally marveling over what a sweetheart his new baby brother is.

I had my chance to hold him as you can see [shiny forehead, yesterday's clothes and all] -- and he is beautiful. He's a calm, sweet baby so far and once he learns to nurse a little better, he will be perfect, I'm sure. They will keep he and his Mama in the hospital till tomorrow as they are still keeping a close eye on him but at this point, I know your prayers have been heard and answered.

Thank you!

27 comments:

hoLLy said...

he is so perfectly adorable! congrats! i'm so glad to hear he is doing better today. you're right-he looks so much like his siblings when they were babies. definitely a cottam kid!

Ashley said...

so glad to hear that everyone is doing well.

Home Sweet Home with the Englehart's... said...

Congratulations to your family!

Rebecca said...

He's gorgeous! Great news!

starstruck_texan said...

I'm glad to hear that things are going better with Simon. Send Natalie our love and best wishes on her recovery.

Shelley said...

What a sweet little one! You're all lucky to have this little blessing into your lives! I'll keep praying for him! :) *hugs for all!*

Jill said...

Glad to hear things are going better! Those babies are so precious, but they sure have the amazing ability to worry you to death!

Val said...

Simon definitely looks like a Cottam! He's a beautiful little boy. Glad to hear he's doing much better now. Congratulations!

Jane said...

Great news!! Simon is adorable, totally looks like a Cottam :) You look great too Jan! I'm so glad to hear everyone is doing well. Give our love to Nat.

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Renae said...

Jan, that is wonderful news and we'll pray that it all continues well! Congratulations on new baby Simon! Babies are fighters too! :)

Natalie Scott said...

Oh, he's precious! After talking with you last night I just knew in my heart he'd be OK...he's a Cottam, after all right?

Congratulations to everyone. Let me know if Nattie needs anything at all.

Cadence said...

What a proud grandma! He's beautiful. Hope he and mamma make it home as planned!

Christy Robertson said...

Congratulations! There is nothing sweeter than the spirit of a brand new baby!

Cammie said...

Glad to hear that things are looking up. I hope they are both able to come home soon. He is a precious little thing!

Darleen said...

I am so, so relieved to hear he is doing well. Give kisses to Natalie for me! I'm sure she needs it--any type of scare is not fun. Simon looks so much like a Cottam to me. He is a cutie!

Emily said...

He's beautiful! What a good lookin little guy! I'm so glad to hear things are better... hope they stay that way! As always - can't wait to hear more :)

Andi said...

He's so CUTE! And he looks so much like Mason, wow. I'm glad to hear he's doing better!

Nat Lud said...

Oh I am so glad to day is a better day! He is so adorable. And you look just fine in that pic! So cute that Mason is already smitten. They will be the best of friends! Take care!

MiaKatia said...

Yeah hurray!!! I am so glad that you were able to hold baby Simon today. He sure is a handsome boy. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Heather said...

Good, I'm glad to hear things are working out! Simon is a cute! Have a good one Jan.

Hayley said...

glad to hear the good news - lets keep it up!!!

Melissa said...

How adorable!!! I've been thinking about her nonstop the past two days! I'm so happy for her. He is darling.

Jori said...

He is just precious! Thanks for posting his picture. Please give Natalie a big hug for me. So glad he is doing better!

Nathan and Carrie Page said...

I was excited to read the good news. I'm so glad to hear everything is ok. These little ones are so amazing. He's beautiful, congratulations! Please pass the congrats on to Natalie & Chris, too.
(BTW, how wonderful are you to update us while being busy as can be? Thank you.)

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

congrats Grama and Grampa!! I bet you are just thrilled to have another little Cottam close!! I am so happy to hear he is doing better. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Love you all.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful little guy. Congratulations to all!