Jul 12, 2011

My Son

Conor William Henry Shortt was born at 09:22 today, 11/7/11. He weighs 3.33kg, or 7lbs 2oz. That is exactly what I weighed when I was born.

Also, dig the prime numbers here! 11th day of the 7th month. The numbers in the time of birth add up to 13. Three 3s in his weight in kg. I should have named him Optimus!

There were some complications. So he's currently on a respirator and has needed fluid drained from his body through tubes. He may also need dialysis. But he's a fighter, like his parents. And we love him.


  1. Oh my gosh, look how precious! I bet you're so proud. I pray all the complications are quickly and easily dealt with, and he can be ready to go home soon. Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations Paul!

    Welcome to the world of wonder. My girl was three weeks early and weighed in at 4 lbs 12 oz - thankfully no complications.

    Enjoy this little wonder and embrace the lessons you will learn from him. I learned so much from seeing the world through my daughter's eyes and from her level (means spending a lot of time bending over or crawling around, but it's worth it).

    Before you know it all the tubes will be removed and little Conor will be heading home.

    Again, congratulation to you and your spouse.

    Cheers, Jenny

  3. Congratulations! I think the numbers are in your favor.

  4. Congrats. My boy was born early and was on a respirator for a while. It was a stressful time, but today he's nearly eight months and crazy cool awesome. You'll be in my thoughts.

    Building Castles on the Beach

  5. Many congrats, hope everything goes well for him.

  6. Huge Congrats, i agree his numbers are good (hes bigger than my 1st was :) and that guy is 2 years now!)

    I hope you get him home soon xx love to Jen

  7. Congratulations! Sending positive energy your way!

  8. Congratulations! What a blessing! All three of you are in our thoughts and prayers and we're cheering your family of fighters on from our side of the modem. :)

  9. Oh, Paul, there's an old Yiddish saying, Mazel tov! He is just beautiful. And I love the name Conor. I am praying that he comes through his "complications" quickly and you can take him home very soon.

  10. He is so adorable! Praying that he will soon be healthy enough to come home where he belongs.

  11. Thank you, everyone. Jen and I are doing well, all things considered.

    Unfortunately, the time and emotion of it all isn't leaving me in the best place to keep up with blogs, or even my writing. Hopefully if I can get some better sleep I'll be able to spend some time working and not completely fall out of the habit.

  12. Congratulations!! Conor is a beautiful little guy, and I love that name. I hope you will be able to bring him home soon. Best wishes to you!

  13. Conor is beautiful. I know he'll meet any challenges head-on.

    Don't worry about blogging. We'll all be here when you come back.

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