Saturday, December 22, 2007

Just in time!

Ashlyn made it home yesterday, just in time for Christmas. Shaylah is a very proud big sister and loves to "help" with the babies. She keeps saying "two babies!", as if she can't believe her luck. We feel so fortunate to finally have the whole family together...what a wonderful gift!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Home Sweet Home

On Tuesday, exactly one week after his due date, Caelan was allowed to come home. We are thrilled to finally have him home and can't wait for Ashlyn to join us. Shaylah was so excited to see her brother...she is constantly wanting to kiss him and touch him. "Caelan" is the first word she says in the morning and the last topic she talks about at night. Jackpot is doing very well also and actually seems to like the new addition. So far Caelan has been such a good baby, waking up a few times in the night to feed, but falling back to sleep again quite easily. He seems very settled and happy so far!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Due Date - Ashlyn (video)

Today on her due date, Ashlyn weighs 3250 grams (7 pounds, 3 ounces). She is a very calm little baby and loves to snuggle, preferring to sleep against your chest. She is not allowed to take any food by mouth yet, but she will be able to come home tube-fed. She misses having her brother share a bed with her and she looks forward to the day that they are re-united!

Due date - Caelan (video)

Today on his due date, Caelan weighs 3535 grams (7 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces). He is learning to feed orally and is currently taking 3 full feeds by mouth each day. He loves to have a bath and suck on his soother, but he cries when he has his diaper changed. He is a very noisy little guy and can often be heard grunting when he is awake. We love seeing his little personality emerge!

This hungry little squirrel greeted me as I walked into the hospital today.
This beautiful rainbow greeted me as I left.