Thursday, October 2, 2008

Welcome to This World...

James Owen Gillice III

Hello Family, Friends and Fans...

James II here. We were expecting things to get a little crazy around here once Owen was born. What we were not expecting were the following:
  • Breech Baby
  • Emergency C-section (3am Monday)
  • Torn Uterus
  • Botched Repair Job
  • Emergency Surgery (Wednesday)
  • Days/Weeks of Recovery from that
I'm sure Desta will have quite a few more details to dish out when she is up and operating again. The good news is that she should be fine and Baby Owen is doing great. We are hoping to have both of them back home with us tomorrow.

Here are a few pictures taken in the last few days. Hopefully these will satiate the waiting masses.

23 comments:

Erin said...

Wow, that's crazy! I'm so glad Desta & Owen are doing okay. Good luck over the next few days and weeks!

Trevor and Jamie said...

Congrats! He is so handsome! I hope you feel better Desta! Let us know if we can help in any way!

Melissa and Will said...

That is SCARY! We're so glad both mommy and baby are safe. His hair and face are so adorable!

Connie said...

Desta, Congrats!! Wow I bet you will have a story to tell! Owen is so cute and I hope all is well with you. Let me know if you need anything!

Amanda said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world little Owen.
Desta will be in our thoughts/prayers for a quick recovery.

I LOVE the wrinkly forehead picture :)

Rebecca said...

Yeay! Baby Owen is so beautiful! And lots of hair! :) I hope all is well with you Desta! Sounds like you had a fun time! :) Update your blog and tell the whole story we're all waiting on the edge of our seats! Take care!

The De Souzas said...

Wow, I DEFINITELY need more details on this one. I'm so glad everyone is okay. What a crazy experience. You did get one handsome little boy out of it all though. And I'm sure Zoe makes a great big sister.

The Grishams (Kim, Hank, Eli, and Gus) said...

THANK YOU for updating :D. What an ordeal.

Congrats!

The first picture reminds me of my little one. It must be that newborn look ;).

Gast Family said...

Congrats, I am still getting use to the baby thing 3 months later. My son seems to begoing for a record at almost 18 pounds at 3 months I hope yours can keep up ;)

Amy said...

Congrats on both being well enough to be discharged soon! What an ordeal! Desta looks so tired, but still beautiful in those shots. Hope the recovery goes well without ANY MORE complications!!

Heather said...

Holy Cow!! What a story. You will never forget Owen's birth! Good luck and let me know when we can have Zoe over to play!

The Lantz Family said...

Congratulations! What a blessing. Good luck in the next few weeks.

The Robisons said...

Oh my gosh, Owen is gorgeous! In a very manly way. ;) It's amazing how beautiful a baby is when he doesn't have to squish through the birth canal!
Looks like Zoe is getting used to the idea of a little brother.
Desta, best of luck with recovery from all of that. Wow.
Congrats!

Fern said...

What an ordeal! At least it's over and done with. (Although the recuperation is far from over I'm sure!!) What an adorable nephew I have! He is so perfect... and Zoe looks so big all of a sudden! Such a beautiful family. We're keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you little Owen!!

Jessica said...

Hey, congrats you guys! I've never commented on your blog before, but I thought I wanted to so I am! (This is Jessica from across the street, by the way.) Owen is adorable. Let me know if you want or need Zoe to come over sometime. Greta would love to have a playmate. And by the way, Zoe looked absolutely precious in her green dress a couple Sundays ago. Congrats again!

Brittany said...

Well it does MOSTLY satiate us over here...but I can't wait to see the little guy! He's ADORABLE! Sounds like a lot going on though, please let us know if we can do anything--I'm serious!!

Lindz said...

Congratulations you guys! He is already very handsome! I'm so sorry Desta had to go through all that! Not fun at all! I hope she is doing better. Please let us know what we can do to help. Sadie would love to have Zoe come play anytime! We can't wait to meet Owen!

Kayla said...

My blog didn't let me know you updated!! So sorry I'm late. What a beautiful baby boy! Congrats. I'm glad everything is going better now.

Walnut said...

james, you are lucky that these kids have destas genes too

Landon said...

congrats brosef! glad to hear you and your kin are safe and sound.

CorayFam said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I am glad he is here now!! He is SO adorable!! Congrats you guys!

kelly said...

Yay! congratulations! He is perfect, and Zoe looks so grown up next to him, it's amazing how big they seem next to the new-born.

Hope things get better and your recovery isn't a nightmare like the delivery ordeal.

I love the pic where they both have their binki. too funny!

LaDonna and Ben said...

A Man Child, the heavens smile upon you!!!!!!!

Great looking little man.
Seriously cool little family. I only hope he doesn't meet the same fate as his namesake, attacked by an angry mob of chinamen in the muddy streets of a rugged western mining town.

Congrats!
Love, Ben