Monday, February 28, 2011

February Photos

Harvey is almost one month old! Amazing how quickly this first milestone came. We really feel like we're getting to know him- what each cry means, what his needs are. I don’t know if i feel this way because he's such a sweet predictable little thing or because we are more confident as parents the second time around. Maybe both. All i know is that we are enjoying and cherishing every single moment. 

On Friday we received Harvey's renal ultrasound and VCUG xray test results. We were thrilled to hear that his kidneys are functioning properly and will not need any follow-up testing!  We're also very happy that my niece, Sahale, is back home recovering quickly after her open-heart surgery she had last Tuesday! 

It took a couple of weeks, but Matilda has really embraced being a big sister. She just loves giving Harvey hugs and kisses, and has also been seen slipping in the occasional hair tug?!?  This past week, she has jumped at any opportunity to help us change or bathe the little guy. It's been great!

Here are a few snapshots from this past month:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Harvey Michael Freeborn

Less than 24 hours after the "Blizzard of 2011" swept through Chicago, we found our way to the hospital to welcome our little boy.  Harvey arrived on February 3rd at 6:26am; weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz.  He is absolutely precious and we're so happy that he's here!  Matilda loves being a big sister and we find her already trying to play 'dress up' and 'tea party' with him.

While in utero, Harvey was diagnosed with pelviectasis.  This Monday, he has an appointment at Children's Hospital for an ultrasound and VCUG x-ray.  Of course we'd rather not have him go through this, but are very thankful that the doctors are on top of this and ready to take care of any health concerns if necessary.

Here are a few pictures of Harvey Michael taken when he was one day old!

 And here he is just hours old...