Thursday, July 24, 2008

Evan is 1 month old!

we've made it through month one and all is well. we are adjusting to life with a newborn quite nicely. i'm amazed at how talented i've become when it comes to multi tasking. currently i'm typing this and nursing at the same time. i'm typing this one handed so it will take me twice as long but it's worth it to the 4 of you that read this i'm sure!

considering what we went through when evan was born, we should get a free pas on all things medical for the first year. but sadly, things don't work that way. currently, evan has a rash over half of his body because of something that i ate. it doesn't seem to bother him but talk about feeling guilty! not to mention that the only way to figure out what caused the rash is to write down everything i ate and see if it gets worse/happens again. we also learned today that evan has a blocked tear duct in his left eye. this causes his eye to get very gunky and crusty. basically it looks like pink eye without the pink contagious part. there's not much you can do about the tear duct ( i'm supposed to massage it and put drops in to prevent infection). if it hasn't cleared up once he's a YEAR old they'll flush it out. so possibly for the next 11 months, he gets to go around looking like he has a highly contagious eye infection. it's going to be fun trying to find a playgroup!

other then the rash and gunk, evan is thriving! he's gaining weight (10 lbs 3.5 ozs) and his breathing continues to no longer even be an issue. we really are truly blessed!

**thanks emily for the monthly picture idea. i'm completely stealing it from you!

Evan's first real bath

having tummy time

hospital feet

home feet

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

We're Home!!

After one week, almost to the hour, we left the NICU and were finally able to bring Evan home yesterday. Today has certainly been a great one. Despite the lack of sleep and the difficulty of trying to get Evan to stay awake long enough to eat, it has been so good to be home. We are settling in nicely to life with a newborn. We just can't stop looking at him. Thanks for the prayers and thoughtful words. I look forward to posting many happy events to come!