Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th! Sorry about the lack of postings...

It has been a busy couple of days. I hope we did not worry anyone (Jessie & Jayte...).  We have loved having Owen home and are trying to get into the groove of being parents.  We have discovered that just as we have read about, Owen has a "witching hour" from 9-12 at night, just when Mom and Dad want to head to bed :(  He has been doing very well, sleeping a lot and still working on building endurance with the bottle feedings.  Yesterday he hit an all time high of 25 mL by bottle!  Today he has been a little worn out from his big first day home and hasn't been taking as much from the bottle.  If it were up to him he would sleep through all of his feedings, but the nutritionist says he has to wake up every 3 hours.  Whatever Owen does not take by mouth, we send down the tube.  We are both becoming pros at the tube feedings, but hope it is gone soon.  We just hope his endurance picks up!  Andy heads back to work Tuesday and we will really miss having him around during the day :(  He is a great dad and loves to hold Owen as much as possible.  We will try to keep up the posts and pictures as much as possible.  Again, we really appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers.  He is a very strong kiddo and we are very blessed to have all of you cheering him on!  Hope everyone has a great Fourth of July with friends and families!  Thanks to Mary for the awesome 4th of July outfit for little Owen :)


  1. I do appreciate the posting,yes I guess I do have slight worry-wart tendencies :) I love the patriotic picture of our little guy!Cute outfit, Mary!!You both are doing so well on all of the feedings, tubes,etc. Most new parents just worry about bottles and diapers! If you need any help for that 12:00 a.m. feeding, just call the insomniac down the street to help you out, I'd be glad to! hugs,jayte

  2. Owen is so handsome in his outfit. Glad things are going so well. Thinking and praying for all of you. Good to see you yesterday Andy. Aunt Donna