Tuesday, May 06, 2008


I made myself find a few minutes to post and let you all know that our new little addition to the family: ETHAN KADE has arrived!!!

Ethan actually arrived on April 7 at 1:36 in the morning. He was born at 28 weeks and weighed 3lbs 0.7ozs. Fortunately he is in the NICU at a wonderful hospital: Moses Taylor. He is progressing nicely and as of today he weighed in at 4lbs 2.5ozs and was 14.5 inches long.

I am sure many of you can imagine the surprise, shock, fear (just to name a few emotions) that comes with delivering prematurely. We are truly blessed that Ethan decided to come when he did because upon his arrival the Doctor showed us that his umbilical cord was tied in a complete knot, which means had Ethan gone full term, things would have not been good and he probably would have been stillborn. He is a strong little guy and is growing by leaps and bounds everyday.

As for me, I can't complain. Physically it was not difficult to deliver a small baby.....emotionally that is a different story. My days are spent trying to get the house in order and traveling back and forth to the hospital, I barely have time to get a shower in. Soon I will be staying at the local Ronald McDonald house to be able to be there to breastfeed several times a day.

Thank you everyone that has stopped in to say hi. I truly appreciate it even though I have not had a bit of time to email or post here. Please know I do read comments and think of my blogging friends often.
Here are some pics of our little miracle......


Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Michelle what a little sweetheart Ethan is. Thank goodness he came early and is doing so well. He looks in fabulous shape and to have put on a pound in a month is wonderful.
Thinking of you all.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh Ethan is just beautiful! Congratulations Michelle. I will keep Ethan in my prayers until he comes home to stay with you. Try to get rest. Look at all that hair!
Hugs to you both!

thriftymrs said...

Huge congrats. He is gorgeous and very bonny.

rebekka said...

Congratulations! Beautiful blog, too!

NeereAnDear said...

Oh my goodness what a little Angel you have been blessed with... My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ethan until he is able to come home .... and even then ....

He is a little doll baby... and by the way ... I guess we can officially wish you a.....




jenn and jacqui at the bowerbirds nest said...

Hi Michelle!

Congratulations sweetie! We are both SO happy for you all! Welcome to the world darling little Ethan, he is such a cutie! And doing so well too, you are all in our thoughts and our prayers and we pray he gets stronger day by day so he came come home with his beautiful MOM real soon!

How wonderful, what a precious gift he is. Glad to hear you are well sweetie, look after yourself too, we have been thinking of you often from across the miles!

Blessings always and huge hugs,
Jenn and Jacqui

Debe said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy. Babies are such a reminder of miracles, some are big miracles. Take care of yourself!!

Debe said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy. Babies are such a reminder of miracles, some are big miracles. Take care of yourself!!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh sweetie he is just adorable! Welcome to the world little Ethan :)

I'm so glad that you posted, I've been worried about you! Take care of youself and that beautiful little bundle of sugar.


Back Through Time said...

He is adorable!! How tiny and sweet and what a blessing........I am so happy for you!!
Have a very Happy Mother's Day!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Michelle,
Ethan is just beautiful! So glad to hear that he is doing well. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. Let us know when he comes home.

daisy cottage said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh - he is just beautiful! Welcome to the world little Ethan! What a blessing you are!
I'm so happy for you sweetie and I'm so happy that he is doing great!

Counting Your Blessings said...

I can't believe it!! He's so darling. I'm sorry I didn't see your post right away. I've had a post-it note reminder on my brain and I keep checking in but we've been in the thick of finishing up school for the year. I'm so thrilled for you!! I'll bet your exhausted. What an incredible blessing!! So proud of you. Hugs, Polly

Jen r. said...

Oh Michelle,Congrats! I was wondering how you were doing!!Oh, he's so sweet and such a blessing..! I'll say some prayers, but someone was already looking out for him, so I know he'll be fine!! Jen R

Tutti Chic said...

What a sweet sweet boy! Congrats on your new addition~take good care! :) chris

Kristen Robinson said...

Ethan is darling I wish you all the joy and health in the world.

Rosehaven Cottage said...

He is lovely Michelle! I'm sorry I haven't dropped by until now to catch up with you. I'm so glad that you and the baby are healthy despite the early arrival. And as you said, the early entrance was a blessing.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Jen said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a little miracle! He is just precious!

Take care!
Jen @ Jens Country Home

Counting Your Blessings said...

Hi Michelle. Just checking in. Wondering how you and Ethan are doing. Think of you often. Blessings... Polly

Malphi said...

Congratulations...such a beautiful little gem.

Nin said...

oh congratulations!!

Kasey said...

just came across your blog. lovley.
Hope everything came out well with your little guy!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Precious, precious!!!!!!
Tiny little guy...I'm sure he is what? 9 or 10 lbs. now?

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hey lady, just stopping by to say hi. Hope that all is well.


NeereAnDear said...

Michelle... checking on you .. are you doing ok? we miss you



MaryPoppins said...

My little boy was born at 29 weeks weighing 3 lbs 1 oz, he was two in August and is a cheeky little monkey and doing really well, Ethan is gorgeous X

Jen r. said...

HI, I just wanted to check in and see how you were.