World, meet Sylas.
He was born on July 9, 2010. He was 8 lbs. 8 ozs., 21" long. He also had a wicked little lung infection that necessitated a stay in the NICU, where he seems to be doing well.
Unfortunately, it meant my daughter was forced to leave without him once she was discharged yesterday. All the time since has been trekking back and forth between home and the NICU, so that we can see him and spend time with him, his parents can feed him... He's increased his food volume tenfold in the past 24 hours, and he looks less like a newborn and more like he's around two or three months old.
Hopefully, he'll be home this coming Saturday or Sunday. All his tests have been coming back clean, and he's responding well to the antibiotics. He started developing a little baby jaundice today, but nothing a trip under the bilirubin lamp won't fix.
Meanwhile, I have a job interview tomorrow, so I'd better get to bed.
Just wanted to share a Nana's joy.
So, World, meet Sylas. Sylas, meet World... And remember Nana loves you more than... chocolate. Yes... even more than chocolate....
(cross-posted at The Catharine Chronicles)