Fenwick David Mandle joined us on July 30th, 2010. He was a solid 8lbs 4oz and very long (20 inches) with a full head of beautiful hair. As many of you know due to some last minute birthing complications we did have an emergency c-section to get him out. This saved his life. Due to some trauma in the womb the poor little guy was in the neonatal intensive care unit for the first 2 weeks of his life. It was a hard time, one of the most difficult either Rob, or Myself have ever experienced, but we grew closer together because of it, came to appreciate and understand what the truly important things in life are, and saw what a fighter our little guy was and is! With so many people praying for us and the help of loving family, we managed, blurry eyed to be at that hospital for Fen every day, sometimes two times a day!
Although Fen had a rough start to life, he is doing more than fine now. He is growing every day and discovering new abilities. He is loved beyond measure. Below are a few pics chronicling the first two months of his life - Enjoy!
Fen in the NICU
Nana visits Fen!
Grandpa visits Fen!
Special ear muffs and batman-visor
First time Daddy held Fen!
First time Mommy held Fen!
Omi visits Fen
Opi visits Fen
The first day we brought Fen home could not have been sweeter:
The rest of August flew by with plenty of cuddles and curiosities: