Monday, July 12, 2010

Matthew Archer

Its taken me awhile to get the time to make this post but nearly two weeks ago my son was born. Matthew Archer joined this world at 2:01 PM on June 30th. He weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Things were not 100% normal or easy but when my wife was released three days later we were able to bring Matthew home at the same time so it worked out fine in the end. I took the last week off of work so I could have some bonding time, plus help my wife while she recovered. This week I'm back to work and already missing the little guy. I'm looking forward to this evening when I'll be back home with my two sons and wife.

I could share a ton of pictures but I'll only bother you with three. The first is Matthew when he was just 30 minutes old.
Finally after three days in the NICU our other son was able to hold his brother for the first time. He wasn't allowed in the NICU so the best he got was seeing him once for a minute through a window. He really wanted to see and hold his little brother so once we were cleared to leave the hospital we took a few minutes in the room so big brother could hold little brother. In the last 12 days I think he has worn his big brother shirt on 4-5 of them. He is a protective of his little brother and is going to be a great big brother.

And here is Matthew during his first evening home.


Michael Hardy said...

Congrats Nick!

Anonymous said...

What a fine handsome son, Nick. We are so glad to read the news about Matthew. Sadly, we missed you on the night of June 10, apparently one of the night when Matthew was knocking on the door. We did meet your dad and the rest of the fine folks in the CWRT. Best wishes to your growing family.
Terry and Peg (Chatfield) McCarty

Stonewall said...

Congrats !!! and to top it off your son was born on my birthday !!



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Slamdunk said...

Sorry I am late with the congrats, but this is great news. I hope everyone is doing well now a month later.