Sunday, June 29, 2008
We have a good update. Zeke's been pooping! He's also been eating quite a bit and doing well. The bilirubin count was at 16.3 this morning down from 21.5 when we brought him in yesterday. We will most likely stay here most of the day and then return home with the photosynthesis machine again (OK, it's really a fototherapy machine). Hopefully that will only last for one night since we can't carry him around very well with it on him. Thanks for your prayers and please keep praying!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Zeke has been re-admitted (although he hasn't been committed yet) because he has a high bilirubin count. This means he needs to be under lights for a while. He will be retested tonight and if the bilirubin is the same or lower, they think it will be quite a bit lower by morning. It sounds like there's a good chance that will be the case. If not, I guess he may need to go to Fargo, and we would rather not do that. Since we're here, we've returned the photosynthesis machine we had at home, and he isn't a little glow-worm anymore. Oh, well. So anyway, please pray that his bilirubin count goes down so that he can go home again soon. One way for that to go down is for him to poop more so the bilirubin gets removed from his body. We'll post more pictures soon, also. Thanks.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Zeke arrived tonight at 8:29 PM CST. 6 lbs 7 oz and 20 in. Thanks for all of you who knew we were coming to the hospital today and were praying for us. We arrived a little after two this morning after a surprise water break in the middle of the night about four weeks early. Once we get home we still need to finish getting the baby room ready.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Today, June 23rd is our first anniversary. I can't believe it has already been a year. We have had many transitions (move from MT to Fergus, starting seminary, new jobs, new friends, and finding out we were going to be parents) and SO much to be thankful for.
I love you Danny and I'm thankful I'm your wife!
Our Cake! My parents kept it frozen for the year and we ate it! Yummy and lots of memories. Instead of putting a bride and groom on the cake, we decided to be a bit different. A school bus for my bus driving husband and a helmet for the safety conscious wife. :)
Along with eating the cake came Danny's dilemma. He loves cake, but doesn't always love frosting. But, he also had a great deal of difficulty throwing away food, wasting food, and not licking frosting off utensils. So, this is how he was feeling when he didn't love the frosting but didn't want to waste it either. Can anyone guess what he decided to do in the end??
Parades are so much better through the eyes of a child. Danny and I had the chance to take two little friends to the Fergus Falls Summerfest Parade two weekends ago. It was amazing watching their excitement and enthusiasm as they raced after two small pieces of candy. It is good to watch children to remind ourselves about the importance of getting excited about the small stuff. :)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Here is a picture of Danny's brother and sister-in-law (Andy and Shana) with us two weeks ago in Moorehead. They were due June 14th, but their little one still has not decided to make her big appearance. Sorry the picture is so blurry, but you can still get the idea. It will be great when the cousins actually get to meet each other. I can't wait! :)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Danny and I had the chance for a getaway weekend to a lake cabin that my cousin owns. It was a wonderful weekend to laugh, relax, read, and sleep. We both got tons of reading done and had the chance to see a lot of wildlife as well. Thanks so much Brian and Janet!