Introducing My Newest Grandchild, Killian Patrick Madrid

Tidings of great joy! After several days of worry about the fact that this baby was going to be born three months premature, all of our prayers have been answered with the birth of my little grandson, Killian Patrick, the first son born to my son, Timothy Killian, and his wife, Nina.

Here’s a little video clip of of the 14″, 2-lbs. 2-oz. lad, taken this afternoon using my trusty iPhone. As you can imagine, because Killian was born three months premature, he needs lots of prayers.

You’ll see in the video below that the little boy is currently bivouacked in a very sophisticated premee “incubator” bed, which contains an amazing array of equipment, sensors, and (quite literally) life-support measures to help him grow and thrive.

I thank God almighty that we live in the age of Advil, Novocain, and sophisticated baby incubators.

Check out this video and note Mr. Killpatrick’s awesome heartbeat. No wonder the name “Killian” means “small and fierce.” Seewhatahmsayin?

My profound thanks to all of you who have been praying for him — especially all of you who are my Facebook friends, who’ve been following this on my Facebook page). For more details, visit Tim’s blog, where he’s been posting updates.

God bless us, one and all, especially the little, fierce Killian Madrid.


  1. donnamaz

    Ah!!!!! What a little angel!! Our family will continue to pray for him and "all" his lovely family. Congrats to you and your whole family and God Bless!!

  2. Pat Fauquet

    Today we celebrated the 5th birthday of our grandson who was born at 26.5 weeks and about the same size. He is happy and healthy and such a gift from God. We will keep Killian and your family in our prayers

  3. Carol

    Congratulations Grandpa Madrid!

  4. Kindred Spirit

    Congratulations! Killian and his family are in my prayers, and there they'll stay. Surely Our Lady will watch over this little child, especially in the month of the Holy Rosary. May God bless you all.

  5. Susan L

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful baby.

  6. Kevan Knowles

    I will pray for him daily. As an Air Ambulance Pilot, I fly premature babies all the time. They are so precious and so delicate. God Bless you and your family.Kevan

  7. jhg63

    that's awesome! A proud Grandfather in the offing, capturing treasured moments. He remains in my prayers. Killian is a great name for him.You are blessed!

  8. Sheila Deeth

    Congratulations! That's wonderful news.

  9. Jay

    Beautiful baby boy! In no time he will be smiling at his Grampa!

  10. Joanna

    Beautiful Life! Born during the Respect for Life month and fighting for life along with the doctors, family, and all the multitudes of people like us who are praying every day for Killian's speedy recovery. He truly is beautiful. Congratulations Mr. Madrid and may God bless you, your family and especially little Killian Patrick.

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