Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
He's doing really good at home. We have finally found a routine that works for him. He wakes each morning around 6:30 needing a diaper change, and then sleeps again until 8. He wakes up and we play for around an hour. He eats at 9, and goes down for a small nap around 10. That nap only lasts around 30-40 minutes. He's up and ready to play some more by about 10:45. Then he eats again at 12, and by 12:30, he's down for a nice LONG nap. Sometimes he sleeps until 2:30 or 3:00. WOW. We're loving that! Then he eats again, and plays for the rest of the evening. Sometimes we give him a bath before bedtime, which is about 8:30 or 9. He sleeps almost through the night, which is so nice. We hesitate to even write this because Jacob never follows rules (he makes his own), but hopefully this routine will stick.
We have a visit tomorrow (Wednesday) with Tennessee Early Intervention to see what kind of services Jacob will need to get him caught up with his development. He's getting stronger and stronger each day. Pray that it goes well.
Here's some pictures of the past few days. Enjoy!
Jeff, Jackson, and Jacob ready for our first walk together...Jackson was so excited he was twirling around and around.
Jacob fell asleep after the walk. Aparently he didn't seem to mind the great outdoors.
Jacob and Julie after the walk. Also, did you notice the yard in the background? Thank you to the SonSeekers class at church for coordinating care for our yard while we were in the hospital. It looks GREAT!
Jacob has discovered his hands more and more. When he doesn't have a pacifier, you'll see him putting his whole hand in his mouth. It's cute, and so is the outfit...
Friday, May 15, 2009
The staff at Cole gave us a beautiful baby shower, hosted by the 4th grade team (thanks ladies). It was outside in the gazebo at school. After 7 years at Cole, it was such a blessing to be able to share this journey with them. Thank you for the shower...and also for your prayers and support. They mean more to us than you'll ever know.
May you be blessed today!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
We are so blessed. Great is our God!
Jacob was not supposed to be here...he was not supposed to be able to breathe...he was not supposed to come home from the hospital. For months we looked at an empty room in our house with such pain and agony. We trained ourselves to look away from the empty walls each day as we passed by the room. It was a room that was never supposed to be filled. We felt as though our family would have to live incomplete without Jacob. Today, for the first time, we are a complete family. Today, not only is that room filled with all things Jacob, but our home and hearts are filled with an overwhelming sense of...
We are so blessed. Great is our God!
Here are some pictures of our glorious day. May you be blessed by what you see and hear and may God be the one to receive Glory for how He has worked through many people to bring Jacob home with us.
Jacob's room, ready for his arrival!
Jeff, Jacob, and Julie sporting our Vanderbilt attire to leave the hospital. If we weren't Vandy fans before, we are now!
Isn't he the cutest!
Yes...we know...the shoes are too big!
Our complete family...thank you for the prayers!
Now that we are home, please help us to stick to Doctors' orders...we can only have family visitors at this time. As much as we want you all to see Jacob, the doctors have asked us to protect him from public places and visitors for at least 6 weeks. We are not allowed to have Jacob around other children for a while, since they usually carry alot of germs. Also, once we are in public, please don't be offended if we do not let you touch or hold him. Jacob is still VERY susceptible to illness, and his lungs are still developing. If he gets sick, it would likely be more serious than the average child.
Thank you again for the continued prayers for Jacob. We are forever grateful.