Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Carson Nathaniel Bush

Carson Nathaniel Bush was born at 7:56am today! At 6lb 100z he is 18 1/2 inches long. He has thick black hair. We can't decide on who he looks like, but most people say he looks like both of us combined. Everyone at the hospital thinks he is the cutest baby alive; of course we agree.

Em is recovering really well. She will be here till Friday or Saturday.

Currently Carson is in surgery. We are quite sure he won't be getting a shunt today, but that can change. The size of the defect is smaller than anticipated, which is great news. He can move his legs, but is clearly lacking some sensation there. They don't know if the surgery will improve his sensitivity and motion or hurt it. It depends on how many nerves they need to cut to get the spinal cord in place. Because Carson will be drugged up for the next several days, we actually won't know how successful the surgery is for a week or two.

We will keep you updated. Thank you all for the many prayers! We really need them right now.

We are in room 4406 if anyone wants to visit.

-Nate & Em


David and Jane said...

congratulations and many continuing prayers and blessings! I can't wait to meet the little guy.

Andy and Krista H. said...

Congratulations Bush Family! You are in our prayers and thoughts, Welcome Carson!

Leigh and Andy said...

Congratulations on baby Carson! You have been and will continue to be in our prayers. We can't wait to meet the little guy!!

Robin said...

We are thrilled that Carson has been born! Congratulations! We are also very thankful that the size is smaller than anticipated! God is good!

We are still praying!
Robin & Dora

Nely said...

Congratulations!!!You are in our prayers...♥

Cassy said...

Congratulations to you and continued prayers from Phil Cassy Isaac and Sienna.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We're so glad that everything is going well. And I'm sure he's incredibly cute.

Meg & Nate

Klaasen Family said...

Bush and Cornell families,
Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy! Our family is so thankful everything went as well as possible. You are in our continued thoughts and prayers! We know Carson will bring many blessings to your families. Congratulations again! Love,
Bruce, Ranay, Kyleigh and Clark

Sandi said...

Praise God for this wonderful child he has given you!!! We are thrilled for you all! Love to you all, and our continued prayers!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations Nate and Emily- your parents! Carson is such a cute baby. Grant and I can't wait to meet him. We are praying for you all and will continue to. Thanks for keeping us updated.
Carolyn and Grant

Ellen and Duster said...

Congratulations Nate & Emily along with the extended Bush and Cornell families. We will continue to keep Carson and his new mom and dad in our prayers.