Friday, May 30, 2008


Hellooooo blogger friends, and Laker fans!!!! We are going to start with some pix from all the peeps that have come to see me over the last few weeks!!!! I feel so loved... Auntie Annette
Auntie Tatum Shelly and Wysteria

The Clarks

Fran and my Favorite Padre I made a surprise appearance at my cousin Christopher's Birthday...
I really wanted some of Christopher's b-day cake My REAL Aunt D and cousin Jen
My cousins: Jenn and Ty

Me, Nana, and the Birthday boy Uncle Tim...he's so strong he can hold my head up with just one thumb!!! the boys with Hollywood!!!! Snoozin with Uncle David Back home with Aunt Jen and Uncle Brad After all that partying, me and Dad were pooped!!!! So we took a little napI had an eye appointment last Friday, and it went GREAT!!! I have "mature" eyes...mooooo...
and we don't have to get them checked again until October...mooooooommmmMostly what I like to do is keep my mom busy. I eat every 2-3 hours for an hour, burp, change my diaper, clean up and take a nap, then I'm back at it again. My parents only get 1-2 hours of sleep at once...whew tough work...YIKES!!!
is one of the things my dad heard me say, when he was playing with me. i also like to cooooo and smile and watch basketball

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm a Big Boy Now!

An RN came to see me today. I weighed in at 7lbs 7oz and almost 20" long. Fun Fact: the circumference of my head is 14 1/2"...which was the entire length of my body when i was born....I'm a Big Boy now!!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

American Gladiator

I know many of you may not recognize me from the picture. I weighed in at 6lbs 12 oz. See as a Gladiator, you have to eat lots, so I've decided to ditch my eating schedule from the NICU and just eat around the clock. My personal trainer, who is also my dad, tells all his clients to eat lots of small meals during the day, so I try to eat at least every 2 hours. You can imagine how much fun that is for my parents:) Part of my training as a Gladiator involves grunting and making lots of noises, so my parents know what I need. I think my parents confuse American Gladiator with American Idol, cuz they are always singing these crazy songs to me. Another part of my training involves working out with my family, as you will see below I get to work out with both my Auntie Deana and Papa Rose who have never held me before, and even my Auntie Leedles got to hold me!!! Continue to pray for the workout my parents get in taking care of me...lots of training, and not a lot of sleep for them. We have an RN from the county coming to visit us on Wed. to see if my training is going well at home and to help with some of my continued feeding issues (choking while feeding). Then we have another eye apt on Friday - and the Dr. says my eyes should be "mature" by then!Me and my aunt D...except we weren't lying sideways like the pix....I can't wait to meet all my cousins!!!Me and my hiking buddy!I love my Papa Rose!!!My Nana takes such good care of me!East County rocks....except when it's like 150 degrees!!!
This is my Big boy crib that I will graduate to someday...sleep...I get to do this lots...mommy and daddy do notKISS KISSS!!! I love you all and can't wait until I am a little bit bigger and stronger so I can go out into that big world and meet all my friends who check the blog and pray for me

Monday, May 12, 2008

Thoughts from a mom on her first Mother's Day

Well, it finally hit me full force today . . . I am a mom. What a journey it has been. God's timing is perfect. If it were up to me, I would have been pregnant five years ago, but thank God I'm not in charge. I would have missed out on so much I had to learn along the way. Even through many struggles these last five years and the grief of miscarriage, God knew that today my joy would be made complete in this precious baby boy. Eighty days in the NICU, though some of the hard! est moments of our lives, made today all the sweeter and more precious and we praise God for His unwavering faithfulness to us through it all.
What a journey this has already been, and yet it is all just beginning. Through tears, I reflected on the day in the hospital when they told us blood was not getting to Trevor's left foot and all his toes were completely blue and today I celebrated as I kissed his perfect pink, little toes. I recognized too that many people have been taking this journey with us and it is due to your support and prayers that we celebrate this Mother's Day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And happy Mother's Day to all the moms (especially to my two amazing moms).
Dad's don't worry . . . your day is coming soon. :)
Trev's diaper then and now...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Pix

Why do I look so content? Because I am...this is the first time Nana has got to hold me!!!
Grandpa Fox FINALLY got to read me Horton Hears a Who!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It's a Boy!!!

Today, May 7 is my actual due date...crazy how God orchestrates things eh?
These are pic's from our last day in the hospital and our overnight there, as well as some from home and at my first Pediatrician visit. We are doing great - I have been adjusting to life at home. We leave some lights on and play music for me at night, so that it is a little more like the NICU. I still has some eating issues and scare mom from time to time when milk goes to the lungs instead of the belly - but we are getting better. I has technically left the hospital, but we still seem to have to see a lot of Dr.'s. Today we saw my Ped. and tomorrow we have an eye Dr. apt and then a Follow up apt with the surgeon who did my hernia surgery to get the bandages removed. Lots of follow up calls from Hospital and insurance workers . . . maybe in a week or so it will start to feel "normal" - whatever that is. For now, we are just enjoying being together - every second is prec! ious and it is truly sureal having him home. My last day in the NICU was really emotional - having to say goodbye to my "second family". A huge shout out to all my Dr's and nurses and staff - we can never say thank you enough for all they did for us. We ended our stay of 80 days with me weighing in at 5lbs 11oz. Now I'm is already over 6 pounds - go Mom and Dad!!! Must be all those late night feedings. :) We wish everyone could come and see me, but the Dr's have told us to keep me inside the house for the first month or so. And no crowds for about three months. Please pray that mom and dad don't go too stir crazy. Thank you to all Trevor's pray warriors - we couldn't have made it through the last three months without you.I love my nurses!!!Our last night in the NICU