Colston Thomas Mills

by on Saturday, March 27, 2010 22:30
This entry is filed under: Family

Dear fellow readers, hello and how are you? I know you don’t know my full story and I apologize. It’s mainly because I’m too lazy to type it all up that you haven’t seen a complete posting from me. If you’ve stuck around long enough, you’ve seen my hernia (which is still there), you know that I keep track of numbers, that I’m healthy again and like to ride bikes, and that I’m the guy behind the pouchoscopy entry on Wikipedia. But you don’t know that I spent most of 2008 in the hospital (or at least it felt like that) or the specific circumstances surrounding my bout with Ulcerative Colitis. I promise to write that all up for you soon. In the meantime, drumroll…

I’m a father!

So welcome to world baby Mills. His name is Colston Thomas Mills, born on 3/6/2010, he was 8 pounds 7 ounces (big!) and he’s perfect. Like Mark and Megan’s joke about the bowels, I have a bit of concern for the future of his colon. But, just in case you’re wondering, it’s working really well right now, and he has some fantastic pressure in both ends of his plumbing!

There was a time when I couldn’t lay on my left side because it aggravated my Colitis too much. 4, count them, FOUR years of my life I couldn’t sleep on my left side. Take that, Colitis! Here I am asleep with the little guy. Sleeping with him (on my left side!) is my new favorite activity.

I promise a full story of my Colitis, waiting too long to get it treated, surgery, and recovery. For now, though, please join me in welcoming our baby to the world.

You see, it gets better, I promise.

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7 Responses to “Colston Thomas Mills”

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    Jamie says:

    March 28th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Congrats! Baby Mills is so beautiful! I wish you and your family every happiness!


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    Mark says:

    March 28th, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Welcome to world Colston! I’m so glad you all are doing well and everyone is healthy. It is always so wonderful to see jpouchers’ moving on with life and having wonderful experiences like bringing home Colston. Congrats to you Eric and your family :)


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    Brevin says:

    March 28th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Super huge congrats!!!


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    April 3rd, 2010 at 12:34 pm

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