Friday, May 30, 2008
Unfortunately you will be subjected to more pictures of my hairy chest because this picture from yesterday was just too cute.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Our first family picture.
Mommy watching over Sarah.
Mommy getting a finger squeeze from Sarah. She will be under the lamps for at least a few more days in order to get the bile out of her system. Sarah has a cool little sleeping mask to wear, but she would rather just snuggle with mom while she sleeps.
Bright-eyed while mommy feeds me dinner.
Kangaroo snuggle time with daddy on Sunday night.
Snuggle time with mommy on Monday night.
Wearing her cute pink hat sleeping on daddy's chest.
Her itty bitty diaper.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Sarah continues to be doing very well and has started to eat a small amount of milk and formula through a feeding tube. Joella was even able to use a syringe to put the milk into Sarah's feeding tube this morning and afterwards even changed her itty-bitty diaper. Joella has been able to hold Sarah for about 1/2 hour the last couple of days and daddy will get his first chance tonight.
Joella is doing great and she will be released from the hospital after lunch today. Thanks again to everyone for your prayers and good wishes.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Sarah Elizabeth Sommerhauser was born at 7:26 am this morning and entered the world at 2 lbs, 12 ounces and 14 1/2 inches long. She now shares the same birthday as Uncle Kurt and she can't wait to celebrate a future birthday party with him. Sarah was born at about 27 weeks and is doing remarkably well so far, but she will be at the hospital for several more months. Joella is also doing great and has been able to catch up on some sleep since she was having strong contractions all last night.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thank you so much for your support everyone and keep praying for Joella and the little one!
Friday, May 16, 2008
We are trying to sell the Camry and transfer its plates to the minivan, so the Honda is just hiding out in the garage for a little while. Everyone is asking why we need a minivan for just one baby...well, we must have room for the puppies too.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
The bradford pear and weeping cherry bloomed well this year in the back yard, but this spring will probably be the last time for the cherry tree because its roots are growing too close to foundation. We will see if I can get that tree cut down and hauled off before the baby comes. Notice Mollie by the fence scoping out bunnies in the neighbor's yard. She is still way too chunky to catch them, but she will never stop trying. In the front, I chopped down the ugly dogwood and planted a saucer magnolia sapling. Maybe in a few years it will look like my neighbor's magnolia...
Last weekend we had a great trip to St. Louis although Mollie and Lucy didn't get to see Uncle Kurt because he was away at a conference all weekend. The dogs got to sniff around for both squirrels and bunnies in my mom's backyard which is always a treat since we don't have many squirrels in our neighborhood. The puppies also got to finally meet and play with Clementine at Uncle Stinky's (Matt and Mia's) house so they had a pretty full weekend, especially once you add in all of treats that Grandma fed them. My mom was also happy because she finally won a game of Skip-Bo (I lost the lead at the very end). At least Joella was getting crushed in Phase 10 before we finally quit and went to bed so I didn't have to hear her gloat. Good luck to Lisa too...we wish the best in finding a new job as soon as possible so you can get out of that current place!