Friday, January 13, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
It has been an amazing start to this new year. I am so grateful to our Savior, our Healer, our GOD! He has continued to watch over Caleb the past 19 days of his life and Caleb is doing fantastic. He now weighs in at 4lbs 7.4oz!!! He is growing about 1 1/2 ounces a day!! The nurses tell us he does really great every day. And they seem to all want to take him home with them...yeh, not going to happen! He is loved. And not just by those amazing nurses! He is still being fed through his nose to his stomach but for the last two visits we have started nursing and he is doing just fine. Taking it slowly since this little man really shouldn't be doing this yet.. he should be nestled inside my tummy! His brain function is doing great. He is still taking two doses of caffeine to keep his heart going if it stops...which happens at his gestation so it is good to know that that is helping him. Other than that he is just peaceful. And precious! Malachi is doing ok...been a tough time for him but the Lord has allowed Aaron this past week of vacation to be home and we both have been working on our time with our kids alone and it has helped them. Rachel...well she is doing wonderful! I know she excited to meet Caleb and prays for him daily. Isaiah is just great! He really has no clue and I'm pretty sure he's just glad we aren't in the hospital all day and we get play time a lot with him. So we are praying that by the end of January Caleb will be able to be off caffeine and Lord willing, be tested in a car seat to come home! He is just a doll and so wonderful to hold...and so hard to leave.
It was wonderful to be at church this morning and worship with my husband. God has been so good to us...always is and always will be. He has blessed us so much through this entire experience and we are grateful for the help we've received thus far and that is coming! It is humbling and growing for us! Thank you everyone!