Thursday, December 30, 2010
It's crazy to me that I have a preemie in the nicu but God has blessed us so much with her being healthy and I am so thankful for His many many undeserved blessings to our family.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I had a really good day yesterday pain wise which I think caused me to over do it quite a bit, but who doesn't on Christmas? :)
My doctor came in this morning and said that I could go home today. But I asked to go home tomorrow instead. You may think that I am crazy for not wanting to go home right away, but I am so sore today and I am pretty torn about leaving Claire, and then there is the whole bowel thing....So I think I need today as a resting/processing everything day.
I just caught up and read through the blog posts yesterday. I have little to no memory of the time we were here before Claire came. I also had no idea that I was on a ventilator. The fact that a machine was breathing for me is a really weird thought. It makes me thankful for salvation. I feel so bad for Brian having to see me like that, I am sure he was terrified. I can not imagine seeing him like that, even the thought of that makes me want to cry.
I am so thankful for the grace that God has given us. He has been healing me so quickly and I can see His hand through this whole process. I am also so thankful for God's protective hand on our sweet baby girl. 5 weeks early could have carried many more complications for her but thankfully she is doing so well!
My husband has been amazing. I have definitely put him through the wringer and he hasn't complained one bit. He has been such a champ sleeping on that uncomfortable hospital couch for almost two weeks.
My surgical PA asked if Brian had an older brother :). She said that she noticed how amazing he was with taking care of me and that she was impressed by that and wants to find someone like that. I am so glad that he is my someone :)
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
about 2:45 I was at the Pacific campus showing off Claire to my
parents (who flew back early from Pheonix), my sister, the Higgins'
and Dave Light who stopped by to visit. Around that time, I get a text
from Keri's mom saying they're moving her back over to the Pacific
campus. So I head back and apparantly the doctor said she was in great
shape and had no more risks of oxygen failure/loss. Keri looked great
(comparatively speaking, I think I overheard Dave Light saying he
thought she looked to be in really bad shape) and was very alert and
could finally eat ice chips. Shortly after that, they had her back in
the ambulance taking her back to the Pacific campus. On the way up to
her room, the medics transporting her were nice enough to take her to
the 2nd floor first to have the first mother/daughter meeting. They
were having a battle of the number of tubes and wires attached to a
single person at one time. I think Keri won, but Claire was a close
second. Now Keri is back in her own room sleeping and Claire is doing
great down in the NICU.
I used this opportunity to run home to take a shower and take a short
nap before starting to study for the final I have to take tomorrow.
I know a lot of people are wondering about visits. She's feeling
rather good so I'm sure she wouldn't mind visitors at all and probably
be happy to see some other faces besides mine.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
2. I tried Brussels Sprouts yesterday and I loved them! If only Trader Joes were closer I would go get some more right now! I think they taste like a cross between broccoli and popcorn!
1. We have entered into a new stage of parenting. It's the dreaded "Look Daddy, I can take off my diaper during nap time and paint everything with it's contents!!"
At least we know she will be artsy :)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Kenley really liked being able to walk with Daddy like a big girl
On our way out, one of the workers gave Kenley a candy cane. She was so excited so we just let her hold onto it for the car ride from the tree farm to Gramma and Grandpas... Big mistake! She opened it and got sticky candy cane all over herself and the carseat.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
gotten! She runs around all day long. We just bought her size 12 month
pajamas and moved her up to size three diapers (more for capacity than
She is a total girly girl, she will use anything that she finds as
either a necklace or a bracelet. She loves to wear shoes and also
loves to put my shoes on and attempt to walk around. Lately she has
been really into giving everything a hug, the other day at Applebees
she insisted on hugging her water cup.
She loves sour cream, grapes, and bananas. She also really likes to
dip her foods especially if she sees us dip something.
She also has found her "rythym" and starts dancing whenever music is
on. She especially loves when Daddy dances with her. She also loves
when she Daddy throws her up in the air and spins her around. I am
convinced that she is going to grow up to be a little acrobat :).
Kenley girl, you are getting so big! You make Daddy and I laugh at
least four times a day! We love you sweet girl!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I found both of the following images via Living Lucky. I love the colors of the outside of this house the grays, the pop of greens, and the pop of purple... Gorgeous! This picture is definitely going into my future house folder!
Those are a few of my favorites!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Here are two of my favorites from our last day in North Carolina