Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Cameron is born - Aug 17th
Thursday night on August 16th Cameron decided he was done swimming around and wanted to see what the world was all about. So early Friday morning at 12:28 A.M. on August 17th....much to the surprise of his parents....Cameron Jackson Weatherford was born. He wasn't scheduled to arrive until the end of October, however, he had other plans. Cameron was a little guy only weighing in at 3 lbs 8 oz and stretching out to a whole 17 inches long. Right after Cameron was born, his parents were so excited to hear him cry for the first time and then to learn that he was strong enough to breathe all on his own!!!! Mom and Dad were very delighted to see their new baby boy but he was quickly whisked off to Spectrum Health hospital soon after. Jane was very distraught since she was only able to see Cameron for two minutes before his little bus ride downtown. Mommy had to stay at the MetroHealth hospital to recover from her surgery.
Cameron's lungs were developed enough that the doctors only recommended that he use CPAP. It stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. While it may look a little scary, it is used to blow air into his nose to help him keep his lungs inflated so he doesn't have to work so hard to breathe.
After making sure that Jane was tucked into bed for the night Chris ran down to see where Cameron would be staying until he grew strong enough to come home with his parents. When Chris got to Spectrum he was very nervous and didn't really know what to expect but once he saw little Cameron laying there sleeping he quickly overcame his apprehensions. Chris was amazed at how small and beautiful his new baby was. He was so delighted to be able to hang out with his new son on that first day.
Meanwhile, Jane was still at Metro recuperating from her C-section surgery. She was determined to get discharged as quickly as possible so that she could see her baby boy. Jane was thinking that she and Cameron were experiencing similar interruptions due to all the nurses checking on them throughout the night.
A special thank you to Chris and Joanne who stood by our side during this wild evening. We would also like to thank Steve, Andrea and Lauren who rushed over to the hospital as soon as the "father to be" called to let them know.