Graham one week 2

On April 6th, at 9:54 a.m., we met our son, Graham McArthur Thomson. He was born about 7 weeks premature, at 4 pounds 6 ounces, but he’s a trooper. And boy, can he tug the heartstrings.

My birth story looks like a reading comprehension test in a med school textbook: Chorioamnionitis. Bacteremia. Adrenal shock. Some of it is actually starting to be funny: Our doula leaving halfway through labor. The number of nurses who can’t use a blood pressure cuff properly. Chasing down doctors at midnight.

But now, thank goodness, all that is behind us. I’m home, and recovering well, finally getting used to being upright after 12 days in bed.

Graham’s got some growing to do, but the kid can eat. He’ll be home before we know it!

Thanks so much for all your words of support and encouragement.

Back soon!



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33 responses to “Graham

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  2. allison

    Wonderful -he’s stunning! Welcome little Graham!!

  3. Sounds like you went to the U and let the students practice on you.

    Congrats on the baby boy. If I can give one piece of advice: sleep in shifts keeping the person with the baby as far from the bedroom as possible. Making sure you each get 5-6 hours of uninterrupted sleep will really help.

  4. sarah

    yay graham! welcome!
    good work mom and dad and graham!

  5. Carlie

    He’s beautiful, all fivish pounds of him! Zac Zac and I wish you the best and we hope you’re all home (sleeping) soon!

  6. otherwisealilly

    your blog is wonderful
    your baby is wonderful
    I am so glad i wandered by

  7. KT

    yay! welcome, Graham.

  8. Kristin

    Congratulations Mom, Dad and Graham! He looks so sweet in his polka dot cap. Take care of both of you!

  9. Soratian

    From a fan, congratulations! Now I’ve another reason to be glued to your blog 😀 Updates on little Graham!

    Dare we hope for baby food recipes in the far future?

  10. Congratulations! I’m so pleased to hear all are well.

  11. Gayle215

    Congratulations! Your boy is BEAUTIFUL. lOVE YOUR BLOG.

  12. Monica

    HUGS and congrats. He is gorgeous!!!!!

  13. Liz

    Hey Jess and welcome Graham! I had a tough birth with Gus and was pretty sad it wasn’t the natural birth I’d imagined, but then there was this little guy! So good! Congratulations.

  14. Ah! He is beautiful. Truly lovely. And he’s five pounds at 7 weeks early? Well, done baby boy. Cannot wait to hear he’s home with you…oh, lovely…

  15. Bree

    Congratulations Jess and Jim! And welcome, Graham! You’re loved so much already.

  16. He’s beautiful. You are amazing. Hope he comes home soon.

  17. What a gem and a blessing! Here’s to everything that’s to come…



  18. Jim Pace

    Paces say

    Whoop Whoop Whoop! Congratulations!

    All the best to Mom, Dad, aunt Allison, and everyone.


  19. He is beautiful! Congratulations.

  20. Brenda

    A tough little man! He’s in good hands – let’s hope he comes home soon! Congrats and bet you can’t wait to make homemade baby food!

  21. Roz

    I am glad that you are both safe and sound. I hope he is able to come home soon.

  22. He’s beautiful Jess! Congratulations!

  23. Congratulations, he’s amazing!

  24. Congratulations! He’s truly beautiful.

    Postpartum is so hard, but a new baby so utterly wonderful. I hope he comes home soon and you spend many happy hours gazing at a sleeping little baby lying in your arms.

  25. he is perfect and beautiful and so much love to all of you xox

  26. dinnerwithjulie

    Wow, welcome Graham! Happy to hear you’re all well.

  27. Heidi

    Congratulations! What a shock to check in on how you are doing to find that you named your son Graham! My Graham just recently turned three, so much for you and yours to look forward to. Again, congratulations…

  28. Pat Stanton

    A wonderful photo of Graham. you all be well. We are looking for your first visit east

  29. 4lb 6oz – that’s exactly the weight our daughter was when she was born at 34 weeks. You wouldn’t know it to see her charging around now, at 4! It’s challenging having a premie but over the course of the first year they really catch up and then there’s no difference at all. Congratulations, and hope you are all home together soon!

  30. I am so late with this – but congratulations! He’s adorable, and I’m sure you’re all doing just fantastically.

  31. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous — I’m so happy for you, Jess! Hope you’re getting plenty of rest. You did it!


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