Monday, June 21, 2010

Owen has arrived!

Owen Andrew Dursch was born this morning at 8:40 at Miami Valley Hospital.  He was 5 pounds 8 ounces, 18.5 inches tall and had a head full of hair.  Mom and dad only got to see him for a short bit before the doctors took him back to start running test on him (the wonderful nurse allowed mom to hold Owen for a bit before he was shipped off-YAY!). The doctors decided it was best to go ahead and get him to Cincy Children's, so the transport crew headed up shortly after he was born and Owen was on his first road trip by noon, but mom did get to hold him a little be before he was off.  Dad and Grandma D left for Cincy shortly after, while mom was stuck at MVH.  Once in Cincy, Owen underwent another barrage of testing and dad didn't get to see him again until around 4.  Around 6 we got news he was going to have his surgery tomorrow morning and we are able to get the surgeon we requested!  It all goes down around noon tomorrow and we should be able to see him 4 hours after he goes in.  Owen is taking it all like a champ and all the doctors says he's doing great.  If all goes well and he learns to eat fairly quickly he could be home within a week.  Right now he's getting sugar water through an IV and will be fed through a tube after the surgery.  I forgot to grab a USB cord to load pictures, but we'll try to get some posted ASAP.


  1. Congratulations Kris. Little Owen will be in our prayers.
    -Christy (Preston)

  2. Congratulations. Glad things are going well. I will be praying for you and little Owen today. Let us (math nerds) know if you need anything.

  3. Congrats Kris & Andy!! We are praying for Owen's speedy recovery :)
    - Travis, Colleen , & Tre

  4. congrats to you both! What a great birthday too! The first day of Summer and the first day of starting a great family! lots of love and prayers for you all!