Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The boys are here!

Charles Matthew Baer
4/26/2010 @ 8:09am
5 pounds, 4 ounces

Noah Raymond Baer
4/26/2010 @ 8:08am
4 pounds, 15 ounces

Noah Raymond and Charles Matthew were born yesterday, at 8:08am and 8:09am respectively! Noah was 4 pounds, 15 ounces, and Charlie was 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Noah was breathing a little fast, so he went to the NICU to transition, but is rooming in with Mommy and getting the hang of breastfeeding little by little :)

Charlie is also doing very, very well! He was intubated shortly after delivery, and a quick 2D echo was done at Hospital Center to see the severity of the ASD they were expecting - only to find that the Foramen Ovale was closed a lot less than previously anticipated! He was stable and transported to Children's with Daddy by his side. The nurses at Children's commented on how feisty he is for an HLHS baby! He is very squirmy and doesn't like to be messed with. He was doing very well breathing-wise, so he was extubated yesterday evening, and has been on room air since! He is doing really well, only on the prostaglandin to keep his PDA open, and Zantac, because he is not eating. Mommy got to hold him for the first time today, since he is extubated. Hopefully, Daddy will get some snuggles in before the surgery.

The surgery date is not set yet, and will be decided by tomorrow afternoon. It is looking like either Thursday or Friday. Mommy and Daddy are loving their new roles, albeit getting very little sleep. We both feel so blessed to have these boys finally here! The power of prayer has proven itself once again, and we thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers the past few weeks. The ride has just begun, but we are thinking positively, and are excited to see where it leads us! We will update tomorrow afternoon when we find out when Charlie's surgery will be.

Love, Mama and Papa Baer :)


  1. They are precious! What a handsome pair. I'm glad to hear Charlie is doing so well...definitely a strong little boy. We're praying for you all & are hear anytime for anything.

  2. Congratulations on your beautiful boys. I'm praying for both of your little ones. Charlie has a special place in my prayers.

  3. What a blessing!!! We will continue to keep Charlie in our prayers!