Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Well I have to say life has been a bit crazy. I started back to work part time from home, on top of feeding my kid every three hours. I have a feeling after only two days of this that I must be crazy. On the days that he sleeps I am so tired from being up at night that I want to sleep and if that is not the case the house is such a mess i can't work anyway, or at least not until I clean it up. So basically it is a catch 22.

Jackson is doing well, still has a stuffed up nose but the doc says it is not an infection it is caused by his feeding tube. So until december I guess my child is not going to breathe well through his nose and mom and dad are not going to sleep well. Now that is something to look forward to.

On a positive note. We have moved his blood work to once a week, and he has started to make his own blood, slowly, and we are very happy. MY baby is getting sooooo big. He is up to 8 lbs 12 ounces.

Adrian is swamped at work and realizing that there are going to be times he can't come with us to doc appointment. Definitely an additional stress. It is really hard for him to not be so closely involved. He has been wonderful trying to give me a break when he gets home. He even made me dinner last night.

I am preparing making a meal plan for when my side of the fam comes to visit this Thanksgiving. First time ever making the entire Feast. If you got a good recipes please share. I am looking for a colorful meal. It is going to be such a blast having everyone hear for the weekend. Can't wait. It will be the first time everyone sees Jackson too. I am so excited. This will be the first time everyone will be out here since we got married.

Monday, October 22, 2007


Can you believe it. Jackson is already 10 weeks old and is at 7lbs 13 oz as of last friday. The nurse comes to the house today so we will find out how much he has gained. My guess is 8 lbs. It is crazy how fast he has been gaining weight. I almost am starting to miss my little preemie.
Thanks to the gang at Oaklawn we have what we like to call the miracle swing. Jackson is demonstrating in the below pics. He will be screaming and all you have to do is turn on the music and the swing which goes side to side instead of back and forth, which I believe is key.

Then you have a content baby, just give it 2-3 minutes. It is simply amazing. I love it. It definitely helps get things accomplished during the day.

Ok it is official my baby is growing up tooo fast. Look at this little guy. Do to being born premature, everyone has been telling us, "don't worry if he is not developing as fast as you thing he should be, preemies are usually behind by about a month or two. Not our kid look at thispulling his head up at 10 weeks. Holds his head up on his own since 5 weeks.

This kid is amazing!!!!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

the momma view

Look at me I am getting sooo big. This is the view mom gets of me everyday. Today we are getting ready for my second shower/party. Can't wait. While mom was getting ready, this is what dad and I did. check it out. Macy hung out with us too.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

6# 11 oz and climbing

Well we went to Riley yesterday and talked to Jackson's surgeon, his renal specialist, his orthopedic specialist and saw his developmental pediatrician. Although he is not ready for a bottle yet, they have upped his calorie intake which has made my baby grow, like a weed. WEll and he got some more blood on Saturday. We spent the weekend at Elkhart general. He was awefully pale as you can see in the above picture.
So the combination has him up to 6 pounds and 11 ounces. He is into some of his newborn clothes, of course they are too big and his preemie clothes are too small, but we will get there especially with this increase in calories. Both Adrian and I are ok having a big baby keep the calories a comin'.

We also found out we don't head to Riley for another month and his blood draws have decreased to once a week. He will also be getting a hormone shot given by mom and dad to help him produce more blood on his own, helping his kidney's out. Yippppppeeeee!!!!!! Then when we go back we will be planning his next surgery, because he will be close to 8 pounds hopefully. all the docs agreed he is one strong little boy. So we will keep on fighting and growing for now.