Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
yeah mom he is cool
he is a lot of fun to talk to
most importantly, he tastes great!
hehehe I love the baby drool
I let Faith and Grace design a shirt. They picked out everything.....shirt color, thread color and layout. The loved helping me on the embroidery machine :) I originally wanted all three girls to have matching ones.....somehow they even talked me into letting them design Addi's too (not finished yet....it is a 12 month).
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Everything goes to Addison mouth.....even if it just hangs there :)
yep....doing what she wants....when she wants to do it
Grace found a "magic stick"
It turned into a home run hitting stick! They had so much fun outside......and with all the shade trees it wasn't too bad!
At one point, the girls were really quiet.......hmmmm...
And where was Miss A during all the action??? Asleep in MeMe's arms! She took both naps today while MeMe was holding her......all she wanted was her MeMe!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
As I said, the girls have been really funny today. They were upstairs in their playroom about to have a party.......
Grace...."I need to get dressed up"
Faith....."No Grace, we must always be ourselves"
Grace....."Oh no, I must be FANCY!".....putting on necklaces, bracelets and a boa.
About two seconds later....
Faith....."Oh my, we cannot have trash at our party!"........she was talking about a piece of paper on the floor
(If you haven't read my prayer request below, please do)
His story....(updates from Aunt Tammy)
God is SOOOOO Good! Matthew Pecos Duke was born yesterday, 6-11-09 around 5:30 p.m. He weighed in at 1 lb 15 oz and 12.6 inches in length. He went straight to Neonatal ICU where he is doing great considering his size. Pecos, also known as "Rooster" is currently receiving bubbled "Room Air" and nurishment through a tube in his belly-button. He had a real good night last night. They are keeping his incubator covered and dark and trying to just let him rest and grow. They are telling Matt and Stormi that they will take it one day at a time and that the baby will stay until his original due date, sometime in September. Doctors have advised that for now their main concern is his lungs. One of the pictures attached shows the baby and one of the nurses gloved hands -- which gives you a good idea of how small he is.
I spoke with Matt and Stormi reports that Pecos now weighs 2 lbs, 6 oz and has grown to a whopping 14 inches! That is 7 oz and 1 1/2 inches since his birth on the 11th. All test ran thus far, with the exception of the blood vessels around the heart, have come back normal. As far as the blood vessel issue (PDA) they are still open but not causing any major issues. Therefore, they will just wait it out. These vessels can eventually close on their own, or, as discussed in previous emails, could require surgury if the lining of the heart or lungs become infected. Our prayer is for God to touch Pecos and close these vessels Himself.
Pecos came through the surgery great! They took him back around 12:30 and started around 1:20 p.m. They were able to go through his left side, between two ribs, then deflate the left lung to get to the heart. There they found the leaking vessel - with a larger hole than expected...but were able to repair it, re-inflate the lung and close. They did the surgery at Cook Children's Hospital, then rolled him across the catwalk back to his NICU unit at Harris Methodist for recovery. Stormi and Matt were able to see him about a hour or two later. They said he looked really good, but would be sleeping for possibly the next 24 hours. James and I hope to get a peek at him tomorrow. They said the next 24-48 hours were the critical times. Matt just called and they are with him and he is doing great!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
She has also decided that it is really fun to sit and play in her crib.....which is great with me
Right now the sparkle is only on the middle section of the drapes.....I have to slowly work that kind of stuff in :)
I made ties with a small thing of beads on them to tie the curtains back.....I am not sure exactly how I want them yet.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
She loves kisses! I have never seen a baby lean in for more :)
Grace and Miss A
I am really hoping those bottom teeth are coming soon.....they are really starting to bother her
We are making very good progress on crawling. She gets up on her hands and knees and pushes on her feet.....her hands don't yet follow
Faith and Baby A watching Veggie Tales
Addison is just like Faith when it comes to her books. Faith read to Addi tonight
Grace decided to teach her how a flower grows......"Baby Addison, first it is a seed...."
Jer and I finally got the candy machine finished......(I will post pics of the radio soon!!!)