March 17, 2008


Making his internet debut this fine St. Patrick's Day, we have young Moses Glenn from Winterset. He's the product of regular commenters Russ from Winterset, and The Lovely Janis.

Ain't he a cutie?




Here's Moses and his Dad


And here we have Moses with his mom, who's been through rather a lot over the past week and, she tells me, has gained an appreciation for the wonder drug that is percocet.


Moses, fully realizing his internet debut is an auspicious occasion, forwarded this short note along with the pictures.

Welcome to the world Moses Glenn. I was born March 11th - 6 weeks early - because Mommy's pre-eclampsia had gotten worse and she was only going to get better if I came into the world. I weighed 3 pounds and 5 ounces and 16 1/2 inches long.

Mommy is doing much better. She got really sick and the doctors and nurses are taking really good care of her and keep telling her that it just takes time to get better. Once her blood pressure gets better she will be released from the hospital.

I am in the NICU (Neonatal- Intensive Care Unit) and I am lucky that my lungs are well developed and have not had to have helped to breathe. The doctor says I am small for my age and need to gain weight!!! I am eating through a tube right now and learning how to nurse from Mommy too. I am gaining slowly.

I am told I am feisty despite my small stature -- I like to fling my arms and legs around and actually scoot around my incubator.

I will have to gain weight, eat regularly and get control of my body temperature by myself before I can go home. My doctor says I am doing very well. Mommy and Daddy are really proud of my progress.

Thank you Kathy for posting this for us. Enjoy the pics!!!

Love --

Moses and Mommy & Daddy too!!!

Say it with me: "Awwwwwww."

Posted by Kathy at March 17, 2008 08:24 AM | TrackBack

Welcome to the world Moses! Congratulations Russ and Janis!

Posted by: cranky at March 17, 2008 10:40 AM


Posted by: Alice H at March 17, 2008 11:16 AM

Well, that's his job now, right? Put on weight and sleep. Make a few poopies.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at March 17, 2008 11:26 AM

Awwwww! I'm sending southern hugs, thoughts and prayers to y'all. Congrats!

Posted by: Conservative Belle at March 17, 2008 11:31 AM

Glad you're all well. God bless.

Posted by: skinbad at March 17, 2008 11:36 AM

A beautiful miracle you have there! [Luv that second picture!] Warm regards to all of you.

Posted by: BT in SA at March 17, 2008 11:53 AM

Too awesome! Those are some lanky legs you are kicking around there, Moses.


Posted by: Stormy70 at March 17, 2008 12:05 PM

Keep up the good work, all of you in Winterset.
God Bless and Keep you.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at March 17, 2008 12:14 PM

Good for you. I wish the best for you and your new son.

Posted by: mark at March 17, 2008 01:47 PM

Congratulations to Russ, Janis, and Moses!

Every premie I've ever known of has been a scrappy, feisty little thing - that fighting spirit has already served him well. (Remember that when he hits the Terrible Twos.)

God bless the from Wintersets!

Posted by: VKI at March 17, 2008 02:41 PM

Thanks for the great pix. I was having a shitty day. Now I am wiping tears from my eyes. The HAPPY kind. Rock on Moses!

Posted by: Leslie Dahlin at March 17, 2008 02:45 PM

Such a little cutie! Glad to hear everyone is doing better. Thank you for posting the pictures.

Posted by: PattyAnn at March 18, 2008 03:31 AM

Moses is like my virtual God son, seeing as we share a birthday and all! Prayers are continuing for you all.

Posted by: BrewFan at March 18, 2008 05:25 PM