It’s been nearly a week since my son was released from the NICU. This past week has been a whirlwind. Lack of sleep. Watching Scrubs during 3:00am feedings. Days where I don’t even go outside. And, holy crap, is it worth it. This little guy is amazing despite not doing much of anything yet. And today is his due date.
Henry’s Due Date
I am off to try to get some sleep. Here is the update. We were discharge about 8 hours ago!
A quick update about all the big accomplishments of the last 30 hours.
Big Baby Steps
One Year Later
Today markets Henry’s Eleventh Day and the one year anniversary of the death of his father’s father’s father. He is doing quite well. The full update is in the link above. I will continue to provide everyone with updates during our stay in the NICU.
Henry Thomas Reilly
27 December 2018 at 4:18PM
5 Pounds, 8 ounces (2505 grams)
I started writing the day after he was born, not knowing exactly what I was writing. What ended up coming out was a 3,000 word birth story. You can find it here:
The Birth Story
We are counting down the days until our little one arrives. He should be here before the end of 2018. Here is the final update on the pregnancy. I will make sure to update more after the birth as things develop.
One Week Out
We are now one month away from the birth of our baby. Here is my most recent update. All things are looking pretty good. Keep us in your thoughts.
One Month Out
My wife is now in her third trimester. With less than 60 day until the birth, the complications have…gotten more complicated. Writing will forever be the way I work things out–so expect updates to continue as we get closer and closer to birth.
Abnormal Result: November 4th Update
My wife is five months pregnant. A month ago, we got an abnormal test result back. So much has happened since that day. But it’s what lies ahead that I cannot stop thinking about. We are in for a wild ride with our first-born.
Writing was a core part of my life from my first poem at the age of 15 until I returned from the Peace Corps at age 24. Since then, life has taken hold. I have a wife of two year. I have had a career for four years. I’m about to buy my first house. The thing is, my writing never stopped. What I felt comfortable sharing has changed though. I have spent most of the past five year reflecting on my life.
I kept a daily journal in the Peace Corps. Since my return, I’ve kept a career journal to reflect on the 40 hours I spend sitting a desk. It is very different writing from the days of poetry and novels–but it has helped me grow as a writing. And I hope to share what I can in the days, weeks, and months ahead. I am currently searching my harddrives from the past few years to see what I can post.
I’ve added two pieces in this latest update.
Municipal Broadband for Greeley, Colorado. As I returned home, a debate was raging in my city about the pros and cons of a municipal broadband. This is the editorial I wrote for the Greeley Tribune.
The Family Legacy. My father’s parents died exactly one month apart. After 64 years of marriage, my grandmother died on December 7th, 2017. After only a month without his life partner, my grandfather died on January 7th, 2018. This is my memorial to them.
I hope you are well. Thank you for your continued support.