Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Life is GOOD!

Chillaxin with dad in his office.

Kickin' back in the comfy swing.
Sportin' a beanie--one of Christopher's trademarks.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

We are FAMILY!

These photos were taken the morning that nine-day-old Christopher came home--Saturday, December 8th, 2007.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

There's No Place Like Home

Christopher's House
"I'm HOME!"

Christopher has been home with his family for five days, and everyone LOVES having him there. The little guy is receiving all the nurturing care and attention a family can possibly give, and more. Robert's parents are still in town helping out which is a huge blessing. Thank heaven for grandmas and grandpas! Christopher had his two-week checkup today and the pediatrician said both of his incisions (head and back) are healing beautifully. He is still restricted from lying on his back, which means no car seat (except for the brief ride to the doctor today), no swing (and he has quite the elaborate setup), and lots of being held by those who love him. No one seems to mind. Even Spencer got a turn!

Snuggles from Emily before leaving the hospital

With James and ready to go home

Friday, December 7, 2007


Christopher is off all wires, monitors, and connectors of any sort. He got his booties, he got his beanie, and tonight he gets to sleep with his mommy in the special "Mothers' Room" at Children's Mercy. Becky was hoping that he would be released from the hospital this coming Monday, and she was elated when she received the news that he can come home with her in the morning. BIG NEWS! BIG DAY!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Six Days Old

Christopher received several pokes today as the nurse attempted to reset his IV. It's back in his head now, which is not Becky's favorite spot, but the large vein there makes it easier to find. He is getting plenty of fluids, so the IV is only needed to provide antibiotics at this point.

Today's big milestone was nursing for the first time. Becky said that Christopher went at it like an old pro. Tomorrow, she should get to put little booties on his feet, and the next step will be a beanie cap. Every day means a little more progress.