Monday, May 7, 2007

May 7, 2007

"And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them." Mark 10:16

I got to give Kyle a bath today! Surprisingly, he really enjoyed it and behaved the whole time. He has only had one other "tub" bath, for which I was not present, so this is another first for me. After bath time, we kangarooed for a couple hours while wearing the nasal cannula and Kyle did great issues at all using this breathing machine. In fact, the only problem we have is when our two hours are up and he has to go back on the CPAP... he gets so angry! The nurse he had today was so sweet and even suggested that I talk to the doctor about Kyle going on nasal cannula full time or at the very least extending the time he is allowed to spend on the nasal cannula. We'll see tomorrow how the doc feels about that, I don't want to rush things if Kyle is not ready, but at the same sense, he is so uncomfortable wearing the CPAP gear.

Our big guy is up to 3 pounds 13 ounces today. Soon he'll be a member of the 4 pound club! Once he hits 4 pounds, he'll be moved out of the isolette and into a crib. Once this happens we're also allowed to bring in clothes for him to wear. It won't be long now! His length was measured today and he is 40 cm or 15 3/4 inches.

"Praise the Lord, O my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live...Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them - the Lord, who remains faithful forever." Psalm 146:1-2; 5-6

We marvel at God's faithfulness. He is and always will be here for us. Please know the God of Jacob, the same God that we serve and worship this very day. Our hearts still choose to say...blessed be the name of our Lord!

Much Love,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

Jen, How adorable is that picture---Kyle being bathed? He definitely seems to know and respond to his Mommy. The improvements in his condition seem to be rapidly escalating.....Four pounds is the weight I have always associated with a baby being able to be released from the hospital if all else is going well so this must be a wonderful sign for you all. What a timely gift as Mother's Day quickly approaches! Laura

Breanne Davis said...

You have to love the bath. I remember the first on for Rylee and it was awesome. I am glad that they are letting Kyle go on nasal cannula for a little bit each day. This is really going to help him. If you ever need anything let me know. You know I am always there. I cannot wait for Kyle and Rylee to be able to go home. It would be so cool if they did it together.

Aunt Karen said...

Thanks for sharing the first bath with us. What a darling picture! There are several very significant milestones happening all at once, and they are all wonderful reminders of God's faithfulness.
We love you guys,
Aunt Karen