I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord
Psalm 27: 13-14

Monday, April 13, 2009

Can't get enough

Snuggles with daddy! Ohhhhhh so cozy!!
Evan was LOVING his daddy time!!!!!
Supper time!!! Daddy doing feed and snuggles!
Watching daddy while he talked with Evan!!!!
Sorry, I just had to post more pics. After 8 painful years...it's a dream come true to be able to post pictures of my own son!
I just did the wildest thing...I just put in a load of laundry of EVAN'S clothes!!!!! Just the preemie outfits that he has received. I have a feeling he won't be getting tons of use out of them by the time he can wear them. Hopefully when he can start wearing outfits we can at least dress him in them and take pictures! The NICU doesn't recommend having them in their own clothes because they can't gaurantee that they will not end up in the hospital laundry and never back to us! And I have a feeling that by the time Evan comes home he will easily be 5 pounds, which the outfits are for 3-5 pounds. I'm hoping he can fit them for a while because they are ADORABLE!!! Thank you to all who purchased such precious little outfits for him!!!!!!!
Last night Evan weighed just over 4lbs 1ou!! So he continues to gain!!! The other AMAZING news is that he has only had one apnea/brady yesterday at 5am in the past 2 days!!!! I called his nurse this morning and he hadn't had a single one all night!! I'm hoping that today has been the same. This is HUGE!! Praying he is outgrowing these!!
His xray yesterday was MUCH better than last Mondays! One of the wonderful nurses explained the xray to me and yes...Evan's poor intestines/bowels were not looking well last Monday, but his second xray looked better and his third looked much better! ALMOST back to normal! So we are praying that this forumla for sensitive tummies will do the trick. Not sure what that means for getting him back on to my milk...hoping that still happens!
Well, it's passing 1pm and I can't believe I haven't left for the hospital yet!!!! I better sign off and get going!
Thank you for the continued faithful prayers. We still have weeks ahead of us in the NICU, and I just ask that you continue to pray for this little miracle boy, and that the remaining weeks will be nothing but growing in positive leaps and bounds!!!!


  1. I love seeing your precious boy and reading these updates! Praise God for no apneas/bradys!! And over 4lbs?!? Amazing how they grow. Praying the new formula works wonders for his tummy.


  2. YAY!!! Congratulations on getting past 4 pounds! Wooooooohoooooooo!!!!!! That is SOOOO awesome! What a wonderful Easter gift, eh?! (My dh laughs at me when I say "eh". I picked it up in Nova Scotia when we went on vacation for two weeks in 2002. LOL!) Evan looks like you, Heather! Has anyone else ever said that? He is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! His features are just.....PERFECT! Ahhhhhh.....only 8 more weeks for me - I can't wait to hold baby Dennis! (And, there are only 6 more weeks of school here in Georgia!)
    Love in Christ,
    Kristina in GA

  3. things are looking up. Evan is so cute. these pics remind me of when Jesse was in there. Jesse was about 5 pounds when he finally came home but that was after 4 1/2 months. anyways hope all is well and you are getting some rest in between visits.

  4. EVAN IS FOUR POUNDS? AWESOME!!!! He sure is looking cuter all the time! :-) I love your updates and pics...keep 'em coming!!!