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Saturday January 10, 2004 12:07 am

We Had A Baby!




Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Alijah

So our baby, Alijah Jordan, was born a week ago - and everything is still to surreal. He was 10 weeks premature, and we cant take him home until around his due date. That is March 24. So until then, we have to travel back and froth from Olympia to Tacoma once or twice a day. I still need to maintain a 40 hour workweek (or as close to it as possible) to keep up with finances.

I wouldnt trade this child for the world though. I am so proud of his fighting spirit in the hospital so far. Today though we found out there might be a more serious problem as there is some type of blockage in his intestine, which is the reason that he isnt digesting his food. We will know more tomorrow, so keep him and us in your prayers!

Aside from that, Monica is doing better since the C-Section on the physical side, but mentally we are both (she especially) a wreck. It is hard to concentrate on anything other than Alijah, and hoping he is doing ok.

Coincidentally, one of Monica’s favorite shows is ER. Tonight on ER the title was “NICU” which stands for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - which is also where Alijah is. During the episode, one of the babies also had a blockage of the intestines and it was inoperable because he didnt have enough intestine for them to remove it and have him be fine. The baby was finally given to the parents so they could enjoy him for a couple of hours before he died. I TOLD HER NOT TO CATCH AN ER ENTITLED “NICU”!!!  Needless to say, she cried and cried.

I will keep you all updated on how Alijah is doing.

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