Saturday, June 11, 2011

Puppy Photo

Here is this week's puppy photo. (For those of you just joining us, I will take a photo of Aaron with his puppy each Saturday so our kids at home can see his growth each week). I took my sister who's visiting from out of town in today to see Wonder Boy. I lifted his blanket and she gasped. That's what most people do, even the nurses, when they see him for the first time. We talked for awhile and I answered her questions as best I could. She got a little teary and apologized. I laughed and told her tears were always welcome. I cry all the time. I cry when I am crazy worried about him and my other kids, but mostly I cry when the enormity of the miracles it took to have Aaron here hit home. Those miracles seem to come often, so I cry a lot! Tears are no stranger here!

I was explaining the different machines and noticed that Aaron's nitrous oxide was set at 0. His nurse had stepped out so I didn't have anyone to ask what was going on. We once again thought he would be on this a few more days but are pleasantly surprised he was doing well enough to be weaned off. They well be upping his feeds today to 5 mls every 6 hours and if he does well they will double that tomorrow and start to fortify it again with extra calories.

Someone also donated quilts to the babies in the NICU so we were the recipients of two very beautiful quilts today. I wish I knew who to thank, they are adorable. My Dad who is now officially visiting from out of town is up with Ronny seeing Aaron for the first time. (For those of you who know my Dad, he recently found a new job in Wyoming. Another miracle! He's been looking for almost 2 years now.) Today was a good day!

P.S. I posted twice today, which means I probably won't post tomorrow so don't fret. If anything big happens I'll post, otherwise know things are good and I'll most likely post again on Monday.


Stacey said...

So cute. Look how far you have come! Love the updates.

Lisa said...

I am the nurse taking care of your sweet baby tonight - his spirit is so strong and he is such a miracle, I feel lucky to watch over him this night.

KJlovesBubba said...

Every miracle is a reminder how close to heaven we actually are. What a blessing this tiny baby is to everyone who comes in contact with, reads about or who's story is told to. He is amazing . . . his parents and family are just as amazing. Thanks for being so willing to share.

Spotted♥Coloured♥PJ's said...

I was just flicking through & came across this blog and honestly speaking I was truly touched, this little baby is amazing...I wish him & the family all the best...

♥ "Where there is great love there are always miracles." -(Willa Cather)♥

Sant Family said...

We kept Daniel's quilt from the NICU, also. I was so touched by the people who took the time to do that.

I desperately wish we were going back down through Utah! I would be so honored to meet Aaron! We aren't though - boo hoo!!!

I put his name in the Spokane temple.

I laughed about what you said about tears - because hello! That is so true! My best time to cry was during my 1 am pumping. It was awesome.

Thanks for the updates!

S Tippetts said...

I have truly enjoyed getting to know little Aaron. What a miracle! Denise you are doing an amazing job at being a great mother. My prayers will continue to be with you and your family. Take care of yourself too!