Gabriel Emerson Bales was born by Caesarean section on June 16, 2010, at 8.58 A.M. He weighed 2 lb 6 oz. Because he was 8 weeks preterm, he was immediately admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, where he remains. He is fortunate both for the extraordinary care he has received there and for the fact he hasn’t needed it much: He has done very well since birth, breathing and eating and now growing with little trouble. Since his birth, Kathy and I have been keeping a CaringBridge blog on his progress; we will continue to update it until he is released from the NICU.
How is your summer?
We took the CaringBridge blog down after we brought Gabriel home on August 1, 2010. The link above, broken for a time but now fixed, is to a PDF of the blog.