Sullivan Francis

Sullivan is our 2nd rainbow baby. 

His birthday is January 11, 2017 and he was born at 4 lbs 11 oz at 34 weeks gestation. 

He was intubated before I was out of recovery.

The first time I visited him I couldn't even touch him yet.  This was the first time I touched my baby after he left the OR. 


 After several hours of intubation and surfactant in his lungs, he was able to step-down to C-PAP.


By the beginning of his second day he was able to step down again, to a nasal cannula with high flow oxygen. 

In between the change I got to see him without any tubes in his face for the first time.




He remained on oxygen through the first time I got to hold him.  



He had a few rough days in the NICU, and it was a very stressful time for our family, but we made it through!  

He stayed in the NICU at Sentara Norfolk General until January 25.


He left the hospital at exactly 5 lbs 0 oz and we couldn't have been more smitten with our tiny boy!


By 3 months old he was growing like a weed!


Six Months Old


Nine Months


One Year Old! 







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