It's a BOY!


Name: Sidney Andrew Sandberg
Born: 7/3/2010 @ 9:55am
Weight: 1lb 8oz
Length: 11 1/2"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

His One Week Birthday...

Today we celebrated Sid's one week birthday. He's such a little trooper. We've suffered a minor set-back, he's lost a little weight, he's down from 1lb 6oz to 1lb 4oz. But we were assured that a little weight loss is typical in premature babies. According to a wonderful book on Premies that Jer's aunt Beverly brought for us to read, it's something that happens. It's reassuring when you start to feel down that things like this are normal. Thank goodness for that book; I've only read a bit of it, but I'm already feeling much better about things.

It's hard to feel happy and optimistic when you see the love of your life lying there with tubes and wires hooked up to him. You feel so helpless. He's so tiny and fragile. Your heart literally breaks with each glance. But I found strength deep in me today when my precious little boy wrapped his tiny toes around my finger. I know now that I can't let him see me cry, I have to be strong for both of us. Jeremy and I have to remain positive. There will be steps forward and steps back during these next long months of Sid being in the NICU, but in the end all of this heartache will be worth it when I can bring my Sidney home.


  1. oh Jessie, how heart warming that he wrapped his tiny toes around your finger:) he knows you're his mama! happy one week birthday Sidney!

  2. I am glad the book helped to ease some worry. Sidney is such a little trooper. He still has a long road ahead but he takes comfort and strength in the love of his parents

  3. i'm so very proud i shed tears of joy & concern with each days updates & pictures. it is as with my son love @ first sight. we'll b praying 4 sidneys continued progress. we love you.

  4. I am very certain in my heart that Sidney will pull through this. He has tons of Love...the power of Pray...but most of all he has his own special little Angel watching over him.

  5. That is so sweet about him holding your finger with his toes!

    Aimee Honse