Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
That morning, Anna also began to develop a rash all over her forehead and eyes. We made an appointment with the on-call pediatrician at 12PM that same day. Amy went to this appointment alone. Once she got into the waiting room, Anna had an explosion in her diaper that soaked through all of her clothes and onto the car seat. As Amy is cleaning her off, little Anna's cord fell off a bit premature. The pediatrician had to cauterize her belly button as she's screaming at the top of her lungs. Due to her screaming, and red face as a result, the doctor wasn't able to get a good look at the rash, but thinks it is Cradle Cap. http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/cradle-cap.html
It was a long and exhausting day for mom & baby. Thankfully both are getting a much needed nap now during lunch. Amy is holding up, but definitely very exhausted and overwhelmed with everything going on. We are very thankful that the murmur was not serious. Please pray for peace and rest for Amy & for healing for Anna's heart & face. THANKS!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
This weekend it appears that Anna picked up the "bug" that has been going around. The poor thing, she was spitting up and throwing up all the time. That empty stomach of hers led to her wanting to eat every 1.5 to 2 hours and constantly being fussy. Needless to say mommy & daddy have not had much sleep. It also led to us breaking down and giving her a pacifier for the first time ever.
Throughout these past 2 weeks, I've continued to be amazed by Amy and her compassion for our child. She does such a great job caring for her and me. She makes it through each night without complaint, letting me sleep through many feedings, not waking me to change diapers. She is such a wonderful wife and mother.
Today Amy graciously allowed me to go on a canoe/kayak trip with some friends. It was so nice to get out of the house and be out in nature. We dropped one vehicle off at the exit point and all 4 of us rode to the entry point with the other vehicle We had a great time cruising down a 2 1/2 mile stretch of the Dan river. When we got out, that's when we realized that Matt had left his keys in the other car. Ooops. It was like Deja-vu after the same thing happening on our camping trip this winter. It added to the adventure when Charlie & I had to hitch hike back to the other car. Thankfully Madison, NC is a small town with lots of friendly folks. :)
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
My first car ride.
Yeah, I'm finally home.My good friend Madison just before leaving the hospital. Aren't we cute.
I don't mean to brag, but I am adorable.
I think my grandparents are a little bit excited about me. Can you tell?
Saturday, May 5, 2007
We have had many friends stop by and visit helping us to celebrate. I've been overwhelmed with joy throughout this whole process- although I'll be extremely overwhelmed getting to sleep in my own bed tomorrow night. :)
I regret that I am unable to add any more pictures at this time. The camera does not want to cooperate any longer and let me download pics. Once we get home I promise to send more out of this bundle of joy.