Monday, October 8, 2007

Introducing Ezra Blaine Allen

Ezra was born at around 1:45 today. His intestines looked great and we were able to see him before he went into surgery.
Look at that hair!

Close up of Ezra.

Daddy, Mommy, and Baby Ezra.

Ezra post-operation.


Ezra is 3 pounds 13 ounces and 17 inches long. Tiny little guy. He was born at 35 weeks gestation. He has a great set of lungs though as we heard him crying. He is such a little fighter and the surgean said that he did so well. They were able to reinsert all of his intestines...sometimes there isn't enough room in the abdominal cavity to put them all in and sew it all up...but they were able to do it on him. Basically, he is doing as well as these babies can do and so the prognosis is really good. THANK YOU to all of you for all of your prayers, good thoughts, and support. We are so happy to be his parents. We know we have some long days ahead of us but we are so hopeful.
Bella is thrilled to finally be able to wear her Big Sister tee shirt! Not a great picture but we'll get a better one tomorrow.

14 comments:

Roxane said...

Congrats!!!! Allen Family on your new little guy we are so happy for you and wish you all well and we will pray for Ezra's speedy recovery...
The Chacon Clan

KrisJ said...

O you guys I am sitting here so teary! I am so happy for you guys I am so touched that you are willing to share him with us all. I will continue to pray for him. So fun that the little guy has some hair. YA Bella you are a great big sister! Love you guys, Kris

Carli said...

Congratulations! We will have your family in our prayers.

tamiz said...

Love the name!! He's so cute! Can't wait for you to bring him home.

TLC said...

Congratulations! He's gorgeous. We'll keep Ezra, (and Mom, Dad, and big sister) in our prayers. I'm so happy for you! -Tiff

estanworth said...

Yeah!! Congratulations!! We couldn't be any happier for you guys. Best of luck with the recovery from the surgery. We're still praying for you!

Laine said...

I keep coming back here to look at him! He's so sweet Tirsa.

Heather said...

I am so excited for you guys! Congrats! I am glad his surgery went well. Keep us posted on his progress! HOw long will he have to be in the hospital? I am seriously thrilled for you!

Jon & Tara said...

I was thinking about you guys yesterday and ALMOST called, but thought if he WAS born, you were already having a very busy day. (So I said another little prayer instead.) I am SO glad that everything went well with his surgery! I can't believe how little he is...what a trooper!
I am thrilled for your entire (growing) family!!! Welcome little Ezra!

The Burke's said...

Congrats to you two. I am so happy you finally were able to meet your little boy. He looks so cute. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!! Cute shirt for Bella.

Jen said...

I am sooo excited for you and can't wait to chat (when you have a minute-- which might be awhile). He looks great and we are praying for him. How fun that you can finally see him. Have you had a chance to hold him yet? Keep the pictures coming. Take care.

Julie said...

okay so I'm a total blog stalker! This is Julie, Heather Empey's sister, and she told me to check out little Ezra. What a tiny little trooper and a huge congrats to you guys. We'll keep him in our prayers for a quick recovery!

Becky said...

That is such exciting news! We're really happy for Bella to have a little (very little) brother. Hope he can be home with you soon.

Harris Family said...

He is just perfect!!! We are so excited to hear more and see more pics. Congrats to all of you...
jami