And, tooth number 7 has popped through!
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
And, tooth number 7 has popped through!
Saturday, February 24, 2007
And, the BIG weight check is....................21 pounds 4 ounces! Jamie's Sgt. was over last week and he said John looked chubby. Can you believe that? My lil man is chubby!!!!!!!!! Hooray for the rolls!!!!!!
Does that look like the face of a sick kid? Healthy or sick..........still smiling!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
SOOOOOOOOOO darn cute!
Monday, February 19, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Update: So, after I witnessed John grabbing his toes on the video monitor I had to go in his room and congratulate him.......meaning, I had to get him out of bed and play with him:) I am such a softy when it comes to my baby:) Anyhow, he continued to grab his toes throughout the day. I caught him in the act numerous times and snapped LOTS of pictures!
I put him down for a nap (again) around noon (he didn't fall asleep until 12:30) and he slept until 3:30. WOW is right! Unfortunately for Aunt Chris (John's primary) he slept the entire time she was over today:( Oh well, we had a good time catching up! She actually asked Jamie and me to speak at a graduate class she is teaching on Monday..... so, the majority of the time today we spent talking about that and reminiscing of the very difficult NICU days. We feel extremely honored to be able to share John's amazing story with others........thanks Chris for asking us! Wish us luck as we are a little nervous........I know once we get started we'll be fine.
*For some reason, I can't post any pictures:( I'll try again tomorrow!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
We had some good laughs last Valentines Day.........believe or not, we did have some fun in the NICU. Anyhow, Jessica (John's day primary), Kimya, and I decided to make a clay mold of John's hands and feet and give it to Jamie for Valentine's. So, Jessica gets the clay all mixed up and we put John's hands in it............only for him to grab a handful of it! He then proceeds to get it ALL over him and his isolette. Now remember, he's still in the NICU attached to leads and everything so we couldn't just plop him in the tub. Needless to say that mold didn't turn out too well. I did however keep it......I laugh every time I look at it. We ended making up some new clay mix and just put his feet in it. It is actually sitting right here on the shelf in the office.....lots of memories!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
*John weighs 20 pounds 12.8 ounces (I had to put that .8 in there!)
*He finally made it on the growth chart for his actual age (not his adjusted age) and is in the 10%for weight.....yaaahoooo!
*His ideal weight is 9.6kg and he is 9.4kg......again, yaaaahoooo!
*He is 28 and a half inches long!
*Next month when he is one years old (March 17th) adjusted, we are going to transition him to a new type of formula (forgot the name already) for toddlers. Did you hear that????? He's gonna be a toddler:)
*He needs to be drinking (tube fed) more H2O so he doesn't get dehydrated......especially when it starts warming up. So, we have to give him 4 ounces of water a day on top of his 800ml's of formula. So, I just filled up a syringe (60cc's) and squirted it directly in his button.........simple as that. I am going to do 2 ounces in the am and the other 2 before bed. Geez......the kid is NEVER going to know what hunger feels like.
*This summer we are going to try out a feeding clinic at PCH. The Dr. said it isn't the top of the line like other states have but, it's still good.......and it's all we've got here in AZ.
*The best part of the appointment is when the Dr. patted me on the back and told me what a WONDERFUL job Jamie and I were doing. That really made me feel good.
After that appointment we rushed home to grab John's stuff (food & spoons) for Speech and we were back in the car in a matter of minutes.
It was a busy morning but a good one!
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Going in for the lick! Britt, I can't believe Blayke licks the floor too. Funny boys! I CAN"T wait to get them together.
Friday, February 09, 2007
He'll chew on anything.....poor little teeth!This is the best toy ever! Mom, naps are for babies....I'm a BIG boy!
And, I have to mention that our itty bitty baby now wears a size 18 months! He's HUGE!!!!
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."
"Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."
But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.
The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of famine and disease. It's just a different place.
So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.
It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy but after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills....and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandt's.
But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."
And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, go away... because the loss of that dream is a very significant loss.
But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.
Monday, February 05, 2007
- Click here
- Now, click on the pink button that says, join this team.
- Fill out all of your info. and set a goal for yourself. This is the amount of money you are going to raise for the team. For example, your goal can be $25.00. Then all you would have to do is find 5 people to donate $5.00 each.
- Once you have filled out all of your info. you now have your own personal link and can e-mail it to your family, friends, co-workers, etc. People can donate directly off of your link if they use a credit/debit card or pay pal. You can also take checks made out to March of Dimes and then bring them the day of the walk.
Hope this helps!!!
Remember, we are inviting everyone to join our team (friends of friends, co-workers, etc.)......the more the merrier. And, if you are are not able to join our team you can still donate on John's behalf by clicking here.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Grams, I'm all ready to go!
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Wow....this kid has already mastered a Downward Dog! What can I say, he's a genius:)
Drop and give me 20!
Guess who's getting another tooth?