What an unexpected Christmas surprise! Although we weren't expecting him until after the New Year 2010, December 17, 2009, was when Asher Alexander Harmon decided he wanted to make his grand entrance! He arrived via Cesarean at 4:54 p.m. His 19 1/2 inches weighed in at 7 pounds 2 ounces!
Because he was almost a month early (due January 11) his lungs weren't fully developed so he had to stay in the NICU for a week, until he proved he was breathing like he should be.
Wow, that was a really trying time for us as parents. It was heart-wrenching to have to leave him....especially after I was discharged and had to leave the hospital. We rented a hotel room nearby and stayed there until he came home on Christmas Eve.
This will definitely be a Christmas to remember! It was wonderful to be able to bring him home before Christmas so we could all be together. We are so thankful for all the prayers on our behalf. God's presence and strength were with us as we faced this difficult time. How good it is to know He does all things well, even when it doesn't seem that way. We thank Him for a beautiful pregnancy and a beautiful, healthy baby boy! How great is our God!