Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jeremy James Fitzgerald

Introducing 
Jeremy James Fitzgerald
Born Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM
At George Washington University Hospital
In the District of Columbia 
6 pounds 11 ounces
20 inches

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What an unexpected blessing to have Jeremy born at 37 weeks and five days!! A week before he was born I had posted my thoughts on  the difficulty of waiting for labor to begin and wondering what we'd do as I got closer to or past 40 weeks. I had also written this post just the day before he was born - and for some reason hadn't published it (don't know why, still needed to spell check maybe?). I, ironically, made this the closing declaration of that post:

This little guy can be born because all that doesn't really matter. We just want to meet him and hold him in our arms and love him.  
I wouldn't have guessed that 24 hours later I would be in the early(?) stages of labor!

As I share Jeremy's "birth story" it is his story, but like I wrote about, it is so interconnected with Luke's birth and my feelings and experiences with him (many of which I had hoped to capture in the written word for my own remembrance, but hadn't yet). And those are the feelings I intend to share on this blog. Yes, there are so many other details and wonderful moments we've already expereinced with Jeremy, but I don't intend to write about every milestone, smile, coo, progression in nursing, diaper change, or sweet moment and memory created. Perhaps some of that will be worked into this blog, but that is not the intent of my blogging. This blog has been and, for now, will continue to be a place for me to process and preserve my experiences as they relate to the loss of Luke. I'm keeping a personal journal with many of those other details as they relate to Jeremy.

Stay posted to read the details of Jeremy's birth...

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Oh and in case you weren't sure: He's perfect in every way (yes, we're biased!) and we're so in love with him!!!

6 comments:

  1. =D I love him - and he doesn't look small at all, despite being under 7 lbs! Congrats to you and your beautiful family.

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  2. Congratulations, Shelley!! He is absolutely beautiful. I am so grateful he arrived heathy, happy, and perfect! Sending love to you Abba your family!

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  3. Congratulations! He is adorable!

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  4. Congratulations! I'm so glad he is here!

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  5. Congrats! I think Jeremy looks so much like his big brother Luke! I am so very happy for you! You are going to feel a ton of emotions. I know you don't know me, but please know I am here for you.

    Hugs!
    Jen

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  6. Yay!! He is perfect in every way, and I am so glad that he came so soon. What a wonderful tender mercy! I hope the recovery goes swiftly for you. Enjoy holding your little bundle and take things one feeding at a time!

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