We came to Providence Hospital in Everett last Tuesday afternoon, and Elianna was born at 6:15am the following Wednesday morning.
I’ve shared a couple of her first photos above.
It was quite a process, waiting for Elliana to join us, and we went over 36 hours without sleep.
Kinda reminded me of the days when I used to work long hours as an Alaska Fisherman.
In the last hour, prior to Elliana being born, she had difficulty with her heart rate decelerating.
As soon as she joined us, the nurses placed her on oxygen for a few minutes.
As the morning went on, the doctors noticed her muscle tone was weak, so they ran some blood cultures.
This testing revealed that Elliana had elevated blood counts, which indicate infection.
Left untreated, this infection could be life-threatening.
Our only option was to transfer to the pediatrics unit where they could treat the potential infection, which meant a week-long stay here at the hospital.
As you can imagine, none of us were too excited about the thought of spending a week at the hospital.
Especially my wife Lisa.
All she wanted to do was take our baby and go home.
The good news is that Elliana is progressing well, and she’s a beautiful baby girl, as you can see in the photos.
Fortunately, we have plenty of family to help out.
Lisa’s parents have been staying at our home, along with Jerry, Kaitlynn and Brock.
I’ve had to postpone a couple of Lifestyle-Business Blueprint training calls, and reschedule a few consults.
But come Wednesday, we should be leaving the hospital, and taking Elliana home for the first time.
This whole experience has caused me to give a lot of thought, and be extremely thankful for all the good things in m life.
Thankful for my wonderful wife and family.
Thankful that I have a business that fits perfectly into the lifestyle I’ve chosen to live.
Thankful that my family’s income is not affected by such circumstances.
Thankful for all the friends who have been sending well wishes since they discovered what happened.
I’ll be in touch shortly with another update.
And for those of you taking part in the Lifestyle-Business Blueprint training, I’m REALLY looking forward to speaking with you on the next call.
I’ll be in touch shortly with all the details you need to join us.
Dedicated to your success,
“The Automatic Income Coach”