God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
(2 Corinthians 1:3b-4, NLT)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

home at last!

Wednesday, May 20
We finally got home Monday night. We flew out of Boston the morning of the 13th, the day Faith turned 6 months old. Dave flew home, and my mom, the boys, Faith, and I went to my brother's, before taking an unplanned side trip to introduce Faith to my grandparents and Gram in Wisconsin. Faith enjoyed meeting everyone, and Gram got Faith to laugh out loud for the first time, and a few times after that!
The drive from Wisconsin to home wasn't bad, although it was long. We stopped one night in Omaha, and since we were there we decided it would be nice to take something to Emerson's mom. We were happy to meet her, and glad to be able to pay forward some of the kindness and generosity others have shown to us.
Now we're working on getting into a routine and getting used to being at home for really the first time, other than that one short weekend before heading to Boston. Faith's already had her first appointment with our family doctor, and continues to grow well. She's up to about 13 1/2 lbs now, which means she has gained 4 1/2 lbs in less than 2 months. She's starting to have chubby baby cheeks and looks really good.
She'll have her first appointment with Dr. Soden next Tuesday. I'm trying to be optimistic about how that will go... I'm planning on taking her by the NICU to show her to all of her nurses after our appointment, and I'm hoping maybe we'll see Dr. Sandoval too, so I can show him that Omegaven works! I'll probably take a meal in to leave in the kitchen in the NICU, since I remember how nice it was not to have to worry about what to eat while Faith was there. I can't wait for everyone to see how much better she is, she's like a different baby!

I hope to be able to post some more updates soon, to tell more about the last month and everything we did in Boston, and post some pictures!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Please pray

I think many of you who read our blog also probably read about Emerson White. If you don't, she recently had her second multi-visceral transplant (5 organs) and is having some serious post-transplant difficulties. She is only a few months younger than Noah... Please keep Emerson and her family in your prayers this weekend!! Pray that God will bring healing to her little body, and continue to give strength to her incredibly strong mother and the rest of her family!


Check out this contest at Cloth Diaper Tips to win three bamboo all-in-one cloth diapers. But don't enter unless you're going to share with me! ;) I can't wait until I know for sure Faith's c-diff is gone (I'm pretty sure it is, but they won't re-test until her course of vanco is done) so I can get her back in cloth! Her butt can't wait either, I had to switch to "natural" disposable diapers because she's breaking out in a hive-like rash :( Noah had the same thing with disposables, which is what led me to cloth in the first place.
Dave will be here tonight, and I really will come back and post some more!

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