We Do Have a Baby!
By Brooke Davidoff
August 16, 2010
Myles Grady Robertson.
Myles Grady Robertson was born July 15, 2010 -- 7 pounds 4 ounces. I got thrush in the hospital and am STILL sick and trying to get used to my new sleep schedule. My mother was in town for a week from California and so I have been running around like a crazy person, still sick, schlepping the baby everywhere. So far his blood work is back and he's HIV negative!!!
Now I can't seem to keep down foods. I'm on a liquid diet and that sucks. But someday I'll feel better, right?
Comment by: Mark
(University of Michigan)
Tue., Aug. 24, 2010 at 7:25 am UTC
If baby is negative now then baby is negative; you can relax. With the proper prenatal and post natal care, HIV transmission from mom to baby is very rare. Enjoy the new addition to your family.
Comment by: TUSUBIRA ELIZABETH
Fri., Aug. 20, 2010 at 8:35 am UTC
congs Brooke the baby looks great,it sure is amazing that yo been blessed with this bandle of joy i pray that he continues to be negative. and dont worry about a thing you will live long enough to see yo grand kids, peace.
Comment by: momofhivdaughter
Fri., Aug. 20, 2010 at 1:25 am UTC
Your blog is an inspiration to other women living with HIV. My daughter(23) is soon to be married to a HIV negative man and wants children very much. I am praying that God blesses your family with much joy and good health. Congratulations, he is a gorgeous baby. Hope you feel better very soon.
Comment by: Nicole
Thu., Aug. 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm UTC
Congrats Brooke...I can't wait to meet Myles! I hope that you are feeling better soon!
Comment by: Aryeh
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm UTC
He's an absolute beauty. Enjoy him!
Congrats from everyone at The Body!
Comment by: Theresa
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm UTC
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy. I will pray that he continues to test negative and that you will feel better soon. Your baby is so beautiful.
Comment by: Miriam Martin
(Positive Women's Network, Vancouver, BC)
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm UTC
Congratulations Brooke! It seems to me the first few days/weeks/months of motherhood are an incredible challenge for everybody! All the best to you and your little family. Take it easy, enjoy the magical little moments with your new little man, and YES "this too shall pass"!
From everybody at Positive Women's Network (www.pwn.bc.ca), congratulations and welcome Myles!
Positive Women's Network
Comment by: liz
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 at 8:01 am UTC
Congratulations! he is such a swet and adorable boy!
Comment by: Sherri Lewis
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 at 12:41 am UTC
Congratulations Brooke on your miracle! Thank you for sharing this with all of us. It's so important to know that life goes on. And your having a baby is such progress for women living with HIV. A great blessing and a good life.
Sherri Beachfront ~ Lewis OX
Comment by: MomofOne
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm UTC
Wonderful! Continue the testing, try not to stress and take good care of yourself! Sorry you're having such a hard time but hang in there and keep us posted!
Comment by: Nicole
(Birmingham, AL )
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm UTC
CONGRATULATIONS! On so many different levels. Please keep us posted. Would love to know more about delivery..c-section? natural birth? meds? etc. I appreciate you keeping your life so transparent to help others.
Comment by: Teri
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm UTC
Congratulations, he is so sweet. Your such an inspiration.
Comment by: Green Trees
Mon., Aug. 16, 2010 at 6:04 pm UTC
Yay! I have been anxiously perusing these blogs hoping to get news of you and your baby. I'm so glad that he's healthy. And yes, you will get better. Continue to have faith.
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Brooke was diagnosed HIV positive in January 2010 -- two months married and 11 weeks pregnant with her first baby -- and has already begun to educate others about HIV. She now lives in Texas, and her poetry has been featured on TheBody.com. Her son was born on July 15, 2010.
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