Friday, January 30, 2009
Fortunately, we had a good number this week!! Colby is up to 12 lb 14 oz!! This means he has gained 12 oz in two weeks!! Not too bad for our little heart baby...that is almost an ounce a day!!
Colby goes back next week for his 6 month well visit. Yes, I said 6 months! It is hard to believe that he will be 6 months old next week! If he can gain an ounce a day until that appt, he will have doubled his birth weight by 6 months! A month ago I would have never thought this would be possible! We are thrilled that he is doing this well!! At his 6 month visit, he will also have to get a flu shot on top of his immunizations. Poor baby is always getting poked, but if it will help him to not get the flu, we are all for it!
Colby has also had a good week of sleeping, which I'm nervous to even mention. I do not want to jinx this!!! He is in his own room again (the first time since before his ER visit and surgery), and he is apparently loving it! Daddy is loving it too!! I kind of miss having him so close, but I know it is better for him to be in his comfy crib in his room! I am just so excited that he seems to like his bed!!
Please remember the Blood Drive coming up February 14th!! We still have some open slots that we need to fill!! If you are interested, please contact us with a comment or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to all that have already signed up. We have had such a great response! God has blessed us with so many wonderful friends and family! We truly appreciate your willingness to help Colby and others that will need to receive blood from the Red Cross!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Time slots are open from 9-2 in 15 minute intervals. We are trying to book as many appointments as possible to keep anyone from having to wait in line. We will be able to accept walk-ins but they have asked us to get a list of potential walk-ins as well. Our goal is to make this as quick and painless as giving blood can be......
If you are a little afraid of needles or prefer not to give of your fluids that is fine to we have several non blood related areas that we could use some help in on that day. We are looking for some volunteers to help sign people in, volunteers to donate homemade baked goods, volunteers to pass out snacks to everyone after they donate. If you are interested in any of the above fun activities let us know via e-mail.
Colby has set a goal of 75 donors so please help us reach our goal and furthermore please help to re-stock the blood bank for all of the families that face emergency surgeries everyday.....
Please see the Hendersonville Church of Christ website for directions to the church. I've included the link below...
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
In Brody's words, the tractors were "too loud," so he covered his ears and occasionally daddy's ears. Emilee is such a good cousin...she helped him cover his ears a few times and even put his hood up for extra coverage!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The rest of the check up went well too! His sats and blood pressure are good, and Dr. Liske said his shunt is still sounding great! He is still breathing pretty fast during feedings, but he is learning to deal with this by taking frequent breaks. It is funny to watch him. When he gets to breathing too fast, he will turn his head away and catch his breath. Then, when he is ready to eat again, he will just open his mouth wide and look at us...he looks like a baby bird waiting for a worm!
Dr. Liske was pleased enough with Colby's check up today that he feels we can spread out our appointments once again. We will not go back for 6 weeks. He also wants us to take our weight checks from once a week to every other week. This is probably a good idea with all of the sickness going around. We don't want to spend too much time waiting in a doctor's office.
So, other than weight checks, it looks like Colby will be doctor appointment free until January 30th when we go for his next Synagis shot. This will be a nice break! We won't know what to do with ourselves!
Thank you all for the continued prayers and support! We truly appreciate each and every one of you! Don't forget February 14th!! We will hopefully have more information from the Red Cross soon. We will get the link up to sign up for a time to donate as soon as possible!