Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Big News

well i just wanted to let everyone know that baby boy is coming home. we are going to stay in a room in the NICU tomorrow night that they have for parents to have a first night with their baby before they actually take them home. that way if we have any last minute questions we can ask them and if we need anything they are there to help, but for the most part we are on our own. so tomorrow night we do that and then on friday morning he comes home. we are so excited and maybe a little nervous too because he is so little still. last night he weighed 4lbs 9.6oz. thanks to everyone for your prayer and support we really appreciate it and ask that you continue to pray because the excitement and journey has just begun.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Baby News

so it's been awhile since i've put an update on how baby boy is doing. he's really good. he is now 4lbs 7.6oz. he's taking all of his feedings by bottle or nursing. that's right he's caught on the nursing thing. and today they put him in a crib. we are very excited and hope that he continues to do well. we are thinking that he will be coming home on thursday but it could be before that or even after. there are still a couple more things to have done. thanks for all your prayer and support.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


1. What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now? lever 2000
2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? no
3. Is there anything moldy in your refrigerator? maybe an onion
4. Are there any dirty dishes in your sink? yes
5. What would you change about your living room? get some book shelves and hang some pictures on the walls
6. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? dirty
7. Do you have a can of mushrooms in your pantry? no
8. White or wheat bread? honey wheat
9. What is on top of your refrigerator? table runner, banana hammock, candles, vases (i didn't realize that i could fit so much on the top of my fridge)
10. What color is your sofa? brown leather
11. What color or design is on your shower curtain? sailboats and lighthouses
12. How many plants are in your home? one fake tree
13. How many candles are in your home? 5, maybe
14. Is your bed made right now? no
15. If you have a coffee pot, what color is it? white
16. Electric or standard can opener? standard
17. Theme in your living room? contemporary, maybe???
18. Colors in the bedroom? rust colored walls (like something santa fe-ish), wood floors, tan comfortor
19. Colors of your bathroom? blue with ugly flowered boarder (we havn't gotten around to doing the bathrooms yet)
20. Comet or Soft Scrub? i like both, i have comet but need to get some soft scrub
21. Is your closet organized? somewhat
22. What color is the flashlight that you use the most? blue
23. What kinds of things are in your junk drawer? coupons, nails batteries
24. Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home? plastic water bottles
25. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? i have a small bit of milos tea in the fridge but rarely drink it. i drink a lot of h20
26. If you have a garage, is it cluttered? no garage but our shead is definatelly cluttered
27. Curtains or blinds? both
28. How many pillows do you sleep with? two
29. Do you sleep with any lights on at night? there are a couple of plug in night lights around the house but none in our room
30. How many ceiling fans are in your home? 4
31. How often do you vacuum? usually my hubby does that but it needs to be done and since i'm home now more than he is then i need to do it. maybe tomorrow
32. Standard toothbrush or electric? electric
33. What color is your toothbrush? white, gray, orange
34. Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch? it's a piece of nasty carpet that was pulled out of the house when they were finishing up the floors. we use the side door mostly.
35. What is in your oven right now? nothing
36. Is your microwave clean or dirty? clean
37. Is there anything under your bed? yes (luggage)
38. Chore you hate doing the most? dusting
39. What retro items are in your home? my hubby's drum set
40. Do you have a separate room that you use as an office? yes
41. If you have a yard, who mows it? my father in law
42. Is there anything on your kitchen floor right now? the baby's bath tub (it need to get to the bathroom)
43. How many mirrors are in your home? 9 we really aren't vain. the house actually came with 3 in the master bathroom, there's one in the hall bathroom, 2 in our bedroom (but one needs to be moved into the spare bedroom, 2 that are in the spare bedroom (one needs to be hung in the den) and one in the den that i need to move to the shead because we are selling it.
44. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home? no
45. What color are your walls? the living room-pumpkin butter, the kitchen-maple sugar and the babies room-green
46. Which rooms in your house have wallpaper? our bathroom still has a boarder the will come down
47. Do you have a peephole in your front door? yes
48. Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home? anything can really be a weapon right
49. What does your home smell like right now? not to sure
50. Fave candle scent? cookies
51. What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now? dill
53. What color is your Bible? marroon
54. Do you have plenty of cabinet space in your kitchen? yes
55. Do you own a stereo? no
56. How many tvs do you have? 2
57. How many house phones? zero
58. Do you have a housekeeper? i wish
59. What style do you decorate in? none really whatever i like
60. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? solids
61. Is there a smoke detector in your home? yes
62. In case of fire, what are the items you would grab if you only could make one quick trip? photo box
63. Do you know how to work your electrical box? no
64. What temperature in your home is most comfortable to you? 75

Monday, August 20, 2007

Baby News

so today when i got to the hospital to see him he had a iv in his arm (which i knew that they were doing blood work) but he was going to need a blood transfusion because his blood count was low. the nurse let me know that the procedure was normal for preemies because they use up their blood cells to grow and eat and all. so at 430 he had the transfusion and it lasted for 4 hours. he missed a meal because of it so when we went there tonight he was not a happy camper. he was more then happy to get his food. we decided to give it to him through the tube since he had a long, hard day. tomorrow at noon we will try a bottle and then he gets his bath tomorrow night. he was so sweet tonight. he looked so different and just happy that he was getting food. he wasn't really smiling but he just had this look on his face like he was happy. it was cute.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

New Pics

here are some of my favorite pictures of my little guy. here he is before he was in clothes.
and of couse here he is sleeping and he's always so peaceful and perfect when he's sleeping.

this one is of baby boy holding his daddy's finger. i just love it.

and here he is wearing a hat that our neighbor made for him. he wasn't very happy that we put it on him because he was ready to eat. as you can see he was chowing down on his hands.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Yeah For Baby!

he made it to 4lbs last night.
we are very excited.
keep praying though because he's struggling with the bottle thing.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Less Than 4oz To Go

that's of last night little guy was 3lbs 12.5 oz. he only has 3.5 ozs to go before he is 4 lbs. well that might not be exactly right because i don't know how many grams are in an oz but still less than 4 ozs to go. we are very excited. i got to attempt a bottle with him yesterday when we went to see him in the morning and then i got to again today and then the nurse finished and got the whole oz in him. that's all he's getting at every feeding is one ounce. we go and see him tonight and he gets weighed again so we are thinking big thoughts. :)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

20 Things (REVISED, again)

....i want to do this summer!

1. finish setting up the nursery
still working on this but it will be done before he comes home. it looks really good as of now though. i need to get his curtins and valance hung.

2. rent some good movies
so i've seen
you, me and dupree and ice age: the melt down
i've also seen
because i said so
the holiday
while you were sleeping (which i've seen a ton of time already but love it)
little miss sunshine
inside man
i watch a lot of movies since i'm still recovering and all.

3. go to the theater to see some movies
harry potter and the order of the pheonix

4. read some great books
i've read
reason and romance by debra white smith
finding noel by richard paul evans
sisterhood of the traveling pants by ann brashares

5. cook something new

6. bake something new

7. finish updating my photo albums
almost done with this task. i think i have to get through may and june and then i'll be updated.
still working on this but it will all come together.

8. have some friends over for a girls night

9. teach my nephew something new

10. spend quality time with my hubby

11. kint a baby blanket
i just finished it last night and it's so pretty i want to keep it for me. :)
working on another one.

12. finish kintting the stocking for my friend

13. have maternity pictures taken
these are coming up soon but they haven't been taken yet
so i never got these taken since he was an emergency delivery

14. finish setting up the house
i think that we are pretty much done here. we still have some boxes and stuff laying around but i'm really not to sure what we are going to do about that now. we really need to get some book shelves and we just aren't ready yet to buy them.
my mom and dad were huge helps with doing this. it looks great.

15. get some pictures hung in the house
this too. we still have plenty more but they got my kitchen looking great.

16. buy an album for little guys soon to be pictures
at one of my baby showers i got a scrapbook kit to make for little guy. it's a little scary to me to be doing one because i'm not all that creative and crafty when it comes to scrapbooking. i'm nervous to see how it comes out. i'll keep you posted on that one.
so i've done a page with is ultrasound pics, a page with a couple pics of me prego, and a page of me with him in the NICU and a page with his daddy and him in the NICU. they actually came out better than i expected.

17. plan a trip for next summer

18. take some good pictures
most of my pics have been of him and he's so cute that they are all good. :)

19. try out a new restaurant

20. deliver a healthy baby
again an unexpected event but aside from him being in the NICU and little he has all his body parts and organs so he's as healthy as he can be for being a preemie.

Baby News

so little guy is now 3lbs 9.4 oz. they are also attempting a bottle with him once a day. he's doing okay. he had the sucking down but he only swallows every 3rd time or so. they did increase his milk amount to 1 oz though so that's good. we were blessed last night to have the lactation consultant as his nurse so we were able to have some breast feeding questions answered. she was really great and we were so thrilled to have her with him.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Steps Foward and Steps Back

last night at weigh in baby boy was 3lbs 8oz. he's half way to 4lbs. while we were there he wasn't very happy and he had some spells where he stopped breathing. when we asked the nurse how many he had had, he said that he had about 6 that were recorded. (he was taken off the medication at the beginning of the week too.) so when we got there today to see him he was swaddled up and sleeping which made my heart happy and once i spoke with the nurse she let me know that they were putting him back on the medication that helps him to breath because he had way to many episodes. we know that the meds are the best for him and he needs then because he is still a preemie even though he is growing but be in prayer for him because we want him to be better in all areas, especially the breathing one. pray for me and m- too because it's really hard on us and we just need to be better at supporting each other and not getting frustrated with one another.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Big Boy

so last night i didn't get a chance to post sawyer's weight from his weigh in. he made it to 3lbs 5oz. we were very excited. but even bigger news is that tonight at weigh in he was 3lbs 7.2oz. aunt amanda, my sister-in-law, went with me and we were so thrilled. the nurse even weighed him again to see if it was right and it was. she said it could be a difference in scales and if he looses tomorrow then that may be it but i like to think that he actually did gain that much and that tomorrow he could be 3.8 or even 3.9. smiles all around.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Baby Update

so it's been a while since my last post but i wanted to let everyone know what was going on.
sawyer is doing very well. he's now 3 lbs 4.3 oz and on saturday when we went to see him he was in clothes. that means that he isn't depending on the incubator to keep him warm, he can do it himself. yeah!!! he has another weigh in tonight so we are hoping for 3lbs 5 oz, obviously. now we need to get him to 4 lbs, he needs to take a bottle for every feeding, and then they will move him to a crib and see how he does. then he comes home.

as for me...doing better. still sore, and they YI rash looking thing is better. i have two more pills to take on wed and sat and then hopefully it till be all gone.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


just a quick post to let everyone know that last night at weigh-in sawyer weighed 2 lbs 15.8oz. we were so excited. we are going back tonight and we are hoping for a 3lb baby.