Friday, June 17, 2011

Amazing Nathan...

Nathan amazes us more and more! He has been sitting in his crib and even stood for a few seconds trying to "walk" in his crib. I stopped him because I was afraid he was doing too much too soon. Dr. Williams just stopped by and thought Nathan looked excellent! He still isn't allowed to eat/drink anything as they want to let his stomach rest. We will do his first feeding with the tube tomorrow morning; although he is going to be so hungry he is going to want to drink with his mouth for sure by then!  He did get to take some Tylenol by mouth this afternoon because of a fever, he about swallowed the whole syringe too! Bless his heart, he is so hungry! It's been 18.5 hours since he's had anything, I'd be hungry too! Considering the circumstances he is doing wonderful, only occasionally fussy every 2.5-3 hours when his morphine is due.

Mark's parents visited this morning during his surgery and my mom, dad, and sister came by this afternoon/evening. We are so blessed to be surrounded by such supportive family and friends! We appreciate all of our new found EOS families and all of the prayers that they and their families have been saying. Today wasn't easy by any means, but I did feel some sense of peace and calmness in all of this craziness. I know it's because of God and all the wonderful prayers going up for our family. 

Here are some photos of our day:

Just waking up after first dose of morphine.
Daddy and Nathan
Mommy and Nathan
Nathan's got a lot of buddies watching over him

The most giant balloon ever from Aunt Amanda. Thanks!

So sleepy but having fun coloring. He fell asleep with the marker in his hand and held it tight till he woke up.

Gotta represent CURED!

Sitting up on his own and coloring! :o)

Getting woozy again. 

Whew! What a day! Time to relax and watch some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!

Nathan's new tummy :o(

Hugging on Curious George
Playing with his new Leapfrog drum he got for being such a brave boy!

Nathan's room sign.... he stayed in the same room when he was here on April 10th getting his NG tube. Kinda neat!

Proverbs 3:5-6

 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways submit to him, 
   and he will make your paths straight.

-Thanks for the reminder Dad! :o)


  1. Thank you for all the great pictures. He looks amazing. What a strong munchkin. I love the one of him coloring while falling asleep. Love and hugs to you all!

  2. I hadn't realized you had so much family within close proximity.... yay for family! We don't have family in town so last night I flew solo.

    Nathan looks so much more alert than Tyler did yesterday. Tyler only wanted to be held, even while he was asleep, for the first 20+ hours. My guess is you'll be going home sooner rather than later. I am so, so happy for your family. Praying tomorrow will be smooth. :)

    p.s. These pictures just reaffirmed how unbelievably cute Nathan is.

  3. Thank you Trisha! He is tougher than I am, that's for sure!

    Julia, we are so blessed to have most of our family nearby. I am so sorry to hear that you all aren't in the same situation. Nathan has never been a cuddly baby, I thought this would be my opportunity to finally get to snuggle with him... I was wrong. He spent most of his day lounging in his crib. He's so independent already! We are looking forward to getting home, but are okay with an extra day here too just to make sure everything is working well. How is Tyler doing with his feeds?