On Saturday, 12/13/14, we welcomed our beautiful baby boy, August William Kearney into this world. August certainly surprised us, arriving 14 weeks early. He weighed 2lbs 3oz and is15 inches long (tall like Dad!) and has an adorable full head of hair. Because Auggie made his debut way before mom was done cooking him, he was in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) followed by the Special Care Nursery at Beverly Hospital. Besides being incredibly preterm, the birth was free of any complications and was a very special experience for Mom, Dad, and Auggie.
August came home with us around 1pm on Monday, March 30th. All 7 pounds 7 ounces, and 20 inches of him! He finally passed all of his tests, and he’s been the perfect little baby we’ve been hanging out with in the hospital since he’s been home.
Our journey is not over. We’ve climbed the steepest, most treacherous part, but we still have a long way to go. But we’re hoping the rest of the journey is more like moderate hike, instead of a rocky summit scramble.
Matt, Meg & August