Chase weighs 5 lbs, 14 oz, is 19” long; his feet are beautiful, 5 perfect toes, and his 5 perfect fingers are long and slender. He's a little early and needs a little help breathing so he’s in the neonatal intensive care unit for some oxygen.
August 16. A red banner day for us, but an uneventful news day, or rather just more of the same: the economy continues to slide, stocks way down; politicians cast blame here and there; the scaffolding accident at the Indiana State Fair brings more sorrow; it’s “Elvis Week” in Tennessee; turmoil threatens again in the Middle East. What will the news be in 10 years? in 20 years? What will Chase's world be like?
August 18 and 19, Days 3 and 4. Better every day. Off all his tubes, out of incubator, in a regular crib, eating like a trooper. Maybe Michelle will go home on Saturday; not sure about baby yet. Home to Michelle’s new house, which she’ll be able to enjoy for the first time!
August 19, Friday, Day 4. I hold Chase for the first time. So does Josh. He remembers holding his brother Kyle. What a pro! Everyone’s looking forward to being home, and getting into some schedule.