After facing the mental, physical, emotional, and financial challenges of IVF, we now have our son. Jarrett and I could not be more in love with him.
Rocco Patrick Glass
Rocco was born on a stormy night here in Charlotte. The nurses at the hospital said babies born during storms and full moons tend to cause chaos. Rocco did just that. He swallowed meconium and had to visit the NICU. Fun fact: that night 3 other babies were born at our hospital and all ended up in NICU in a span of 2 hours. Guess the nurses were right about chaos.
Rocco made a quick recovery and was released from hospital 3 days later. Getting to bring Rocco home was surreal. Our dogs fell in love with Rocco and welcomed him to the pack. We knew the animals would adjust to having a baby in the house but just how well they adjusted was surprising. Before baby they would greet us excitedly at the door and demanded our attention before we could do anything else. Now when we arrive home the dogs only care about making sure we have the infant carrier in hand. The first time we left and came back with Rocco our dog Lucy met us at the door,stuck her head into Rocco's carrier, and immediately gave Rocco's head a lick. SO CUTE!!!!
Rocco & Lucy
Just before Rocco was born we received an invitation for his first play date. At just 2 weeks old Rocco got to meet Kyle and Samantha Busch. They had provided us the grant for IVF that made Rocco possible. The play date also included the 13 other Bundle of Joy Foundation babies. It was really awesome to meet with the other families who had been through the exact same thing we had. All of us are forever connected to the Busch Family and this foundation. It sounds like the play date could be an annual thing. We hope it is so we can watch Rocco grow up with his fellow Bundle of Joy babies.
See link below to view video from the Bundle of Joy play date.
First Play Date
The Bundle of Joy Families
A few months later we celebrated Rocco's arrival with a Sip N See party. It was wonderful getting to welcome family and friends to meet him. It was a fiesta themed party complete with tacos,beer, and sombrero's. Rocco slept though his entire party. Guess he was in more of a siesta mood. We did get a few pictures before he fell asleep.
Sip N See Party
We are so fortunate to have a happy, healthy, and sweet little boy. We waited so long for Rocco. Now that he is here we are looking forward to sharing in the many adventures life has to offer.