Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The stockings were hung on the staircase with care...in hopes that St. Nick would soon be there (Caden has two stockings, too, his other one is at the bottom, mommy didn't have time to get it embroidered...)
First things first...we had to make sure we got the Baby Einstein all set up...
Caden trying to eat Aunt Carly's birthday streamers...her birthday is Christmas Eve...she was the big 3-0.
All of the presents for all of the babies!!! My how things change!!
Caden playing with some of his Christmas presents
Present from Daddy...white on white nikes...a little too big, but as fast as he is growing, he will be in them in no time!
Mommy, Caden, Aunt Carly, and cousins Brody and Wade (4 months)...their size a little deceiving when next to the giant baby, Caden...
Just a cute pic in his Santa hat Christmas morning!
Now....drumroll please...the bonus pics of Caden's first tooth (look very closely) and the first time drinking out of a big boy sippy cup!
I'm uploading Christmas stuff, so that blog won't be too far off I promise, but I just had to tell everyone about this!
Have a safe and fun New Year's Eve!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thank you to all of you that have kept thinking and praying for us. And thank you to all of our wonderful nurses and nurse techs at Tallahassee Memorial (we had a bunch over the 8 day period). They all loved Caden and bragged about how beautiful his eyes were and how good he took his medications by mouth. They also loved his crazy bed hair, too.
Close up of his oxygen tubes and his poor little arm with the IV and splint on it...:(
Picture of his hospital "cage"
Friends from NC, Mindy, Tate, and Braxton sent Caden some balloons and he was amazed by them...I don't know if he had ever seen balloons before!
Hard to give a baby a bath in the hospital, so his hair got even crazier...
Tired little tiger resting on Grammy's shoulder...
Caden loved the little bottles in the hospital, he could hold them himself and drink while watching his baby einstein...
Day 8...Still watching baby einstein...
This is the life, sitting up, holding my own bottle and watching baby einstein...
Saturday, November 29, 2008
He was very playful today and still in a good mood. He is taking his steroids and antibiotics by mouth like a champ! And he was actually good during his breathing treatment and flirting with the respiratory therapist.
I, however, am continuing to get sicker...so Nana (my mom) is on her way to help out so that Grammy can have a break. Grammy is then going to come back on Friday when Nana leaves to continue to help us out while daddy goes out of town. Thank goodness for grandmas!
Friday, November 28, 2008
We pray that we might be released tomorrow, but I am not getting my hopes up and am realistically thinking that Sunday will be the day.
He was so happy today kicking and laughing at his baby einstein videos and crazy daddy. I took a few short videos that I will have to upload when we get home.
My cold has gotten worse so thank goodness for daddy and grammy that come to save mommy in the mornings so she can go home and rest!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Our friend, Holly, brought us a Thanksgiving feast to the hospital today! It was so good...and the Whitakers made us Thanksgiving stuff that we can freeze and eat when we get home, because heaven knows that we will be exhausted once this is all over with...
Caden and I said his prayers before he went to sleep tonight and we said all that we were thankful for. We are thankful for our friends and family, (especially for Grammy who is now relieving mommy every morning so she can go home and get some rest), how fortunate we are to have the things we do, and for Caden only having RSV and not some life threatening illness.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
We had a rough night last night as his oxygen levels were down, so they kept coming in to wake us both up! Thankfully though, Daddy and Grammy came this morning and I went home to take a nap!
We also located a rocking chair that has been an absolute godsend along with the baby einstein videos.
That's all for now and special thanks to our friends that have sent flowers, bears, and balloons, they help decorate our room since we are confined (we are still on contact isolation). And another special thanks to Cindy who brought my TCBY today and came by to visit since she will not be around any young children.
Will give another update tomorrow, but pray for us that we have a better night!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Scott and his mom, Debbie have been here with us. They are going to come in the morning and I am going to go home and get some rest, because of course I am sick as well, so Caden and I are miserable together.
I will try to post an update tomorrow...Thanks to everyone for keeping us in their thoughts and prayers!
Caden and I had a pretty good night last night. He didn't go to sleep until 10, which he usually goes to bed around 8:30, but he slept until 6 AM. That's pretty good for a sick little guy. Mommy wouldn't let any of the techs mess with him and wake him up to take his temp and blood pressure.
We asked Dr. Martin about how long he thought we would be here and he said to keep our fingers crossed for Friday! So, we might be spending thanksgiving at Tallahassee Memorial...so anyone who wants to drop off their thanksgiving leftovers for us, we would appreciate it :)
I can't get pictures uploaded from the hospital, but here is a mental picture...he is in a little hospital gown with tigers all over it that says "tired little tiger", he has oxygen taped to his cheeks and in his nose, has an IV port in one of his arms that has a little splint on it so he can't bend it...poor baby...
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Oooh, there goes Ruger and Riley walking by...
He watches very intently...
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Daddy did a good job while Mommy was out of down and they both survived. (I do have to share this though...the daycare provider said that he came to daycare one day in just a onesie...LOL)
I love this one because it looks like Riley and Caden are watching TV together...
And we are STILL working on the sitting up thing - we're getting better, but we are not quite there yet...
Caden has been stuffy and has had a cough this week, so he is on antibiotics, but as soon as we are done with those this weekend, we will be starting real food! So stay tuned for some pictures of our first real food adventure!
Also, the Harrell family just made a big purchase - a video camera! So, once we figure out how to load our videos, we'll get some on the blog!
Other than that, Scott and I are loving every day with Caden, he is growing so fast and keeps us entertained.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I love this one of him looking at Taylor...He was being so good while she was holding him!