Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Just a quick update

Adam and I went to the hospital around 11:00 and got some encouraging news! Blaze is doing great - his billi number is at 12 (up from 17) he is still a little jaundice but is looking much better! I got to actually hold him and feed him this time! YEAH!!! He has lost down to 6# 11oz so they started adding calories to his milk to pack on the pounds! We are hoping he will come home either this weekend or early next week! All of his nurses are amazed that he is still in the NICU they thought for sure he would have "graduated" to the intermediate by now!! Anyways, he may be in a big boy bassinet the next time we go! Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers! Blaze is a fighter and a possum! Well gotta go 3:30 feeding time is fast approaching! By the way Adam and I are at home with little J-man!

Just some sweet pictures from a few of our visits...the shades crack us up!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The BLOG I know everyone is waiting for:)

Okay I am sorry for the delay - these past few days have been a whirlwind!!! Full of all kinds of emotions! Don't worry I am at peace about the entire thing...... now on to what you have ALL been waiting for... INTRODUCING...

born June 19, 2008
2:30 p.m.
8lbs 1 oz
21 inches long

Blaze was born at 37 weeks and his lungs were still a little underdeveloped! It also didn't help that he took his first breathe before he was delivered (causing amniotic fluid to fill his lungs)! He was working really hard to breathe...therefore he was sent to the NICU! He is doing great! His lungs are filling up and we have discovered that he is a feisty little guy-he is definitely living up to his name! He has fought hard to get better and his sweet nurses are amazed he kept fighting (they thought for sure he would eventually wear himself out)!!

Okay here are some pictures of his stay in the nursery... Kinzie and Jackson got to see him before he was sent to the NICU...

In this picture Blaze is still a 8 pounder FAT and SASSY:)

This is were Blaze has been hanging out the past few days...

He has made amazing progress - he still has to be on antibiotics for a few more days! We don't have a specific day he will be coming home - we are praying soon! He has lost down to 7 lbs almost 1 oz (tiny for a farrell/norton kid)!

I know that I probably didn't answer any of your questions and I/We would love too so please ask(we have some pretty fun stories to tell)! We just wanted to introduce our newest addition and ask that you hold him up to God when you pray! Thank you all so much for the support and encouragement! Enjoy Blaze!!