Welcome Alistair Burie!

Nate Burie, former mandolinist with Special Consensus, and his wife, Rachel, are celebrating the birth of their first child.

Alistair John Burie made a surprise appearance on November 22 at 3:30 a.m. more than two months early. His birth weight was only 2 lb, 6 oz!

It has been quite an ordeal for Rachel, but Nate says that things are going well, all things considered.

“At 28 weeks, Rachel was hospitalized for high blood pressure and diagnosed with pre-eclampsia. She spent 11 days in the hospital before being discharged yesterday, and is recovering well.”

Little Alistair, however, remains hospitalized in the NICU at St Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville. Nate and Rachel can visit him, of course, but are still uncertain when he will be able to come home with them to stay.

“It’s hard to say when he will be able to come home. It depends on how he grows in the coming weeks. Around Christmas at the earliest, or his due-date at the latest (February 3rd)!”

Many congratulations to the Buries, and prayers for their son’s continuing healthy development.

And a big Bluegrass Today welcome to Alistair John Burie!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.