Monday, July 18, 2011

Introducing...



NATHAN ADAMS HOLT

(Nathan's first day home from the hospital: 6 days old)

Nathan was born on Friday, July 8th at 1:07 pm. He weighed 8 lbs 11 oz and was 21 inches long. He has chubby cheeks and red hair and we just can't get enough of him. He got off to a slightly rough start and spent his first 6 days of life in the NICU with tubes and IVs everywhere. He is fine now at home with us but we just have to be super careful with germs so he can get plenty of rest and keep growing healthy and strong. Here are a few pictures of our first 10 days with our little angel (in no particular order).

(Nathan's home for the first week...look at all of those monitors...poor guy)


(Nathan had an IV in his head because he squirmed the IVs out of his hands and feet. He had to be weighed before and after every feeding to see how much he was getting)

(Grandma has been helping us so much and little Nathan loves her already. The nurses kept saying he knew Nathan was going to be spoiled)

(I was afraid the IV would pull out all of his beautiful hair...luckily it didn't)

(Nathan loves his daddy and looks so much like him already)

(This was before he had the IV in his head. Holding him was really tricky because he was connected to so many different machines)

(Nathan's first sponge bath...he wasn't too thrilled about it)

(He loved his hooded ducky towel)

(Keeping that binky in is just so tricky...getting it back in after it has fallen out is even trickier but he tries every time)

We love our little man and are so grateful that he is doing so well. We are so thankful for all of the love and support everyone has shown us this past week. We couldn't have survived without all of the prayers for our family.

10 comments:

Becca's Blog said...

Congratulations on an adorable, and now healthy, baby boy! He's so cute and he shares a birthday with my mom, so I already know he's going to be awesome. When he gets old enough/strong enough I hope you bring him to Idaho so I can hold him!

The Holts said...

Oh he is so cute! He looks just like Blake, I think. I am glad you guys are home!!! That is so much better. We love you guys!

CinnamonInk said...

What a little cutie!!! Congrats Heather! And thanks for posting about my art!

Mrs.Danielle.Warren said...

He is gorgeous! Congrats you guys! Andrew is gonna come by later this week to congratulate yall & if yall need anything, please let us know! I'm sure it can't be easy packing with a newborn ;)

Mariah Grace said...

So so stinking cute! I must come and see him! I don't have any germs, or sicknesses! I am so glad he is doing well and have been praying for you guys hoping that everything was okay! Love ya!

Mark and Kelly's Blog said...

Ahhh! Hooray! I've been checking every day for this post. That must have been so difficult having him in the NICU. I am so sorry. It's awful to see babies hooked up to so many machines and tubes. It must be so fun to have him wireless now. He looks absolutely perfect and we are so, so happy for you.

Danika said...

He is so beautiful!! I'm so glad you're all home! Joshies loved looking at these pictures of your handsome "babyyyy." Looking forward to seeing you soon! Love you guys!

Michelle Catts said...

Heather!! I am so excited for you. I can't wait to meet little Nathan, so adorable!

Sarah and Trent said...

Congratulations!! He is so handsome!!

Danon & Bree said...

Oh! He is SOOO cute! I am so sorry he had a rough little start! He is a georgeous healthy baby!! Now life really begins!! What a cute family you have!!!