Monday, August 11, 2008

A Return to "Normal"

Today was the day that our other 4 children returned home after being gone for about 10 days. It was a sweet homecoming - we missed them very much and were ready for them to be home with us and enjoy their brother. John, on the other hand is still trying to figure out what has happened to his quiet world. He has tried to sleep but has an audience for whatever he does whether it be eating, sleeping or pooping. Seriously though, we are very pleased that John has brothers and a sister that think he is wonderful. This is what he will need to keep him motivated.

This is also the day that we took him to the clinic for a weight check. At his last visit for a weight check, he weighed 7lbs. 1.5oz which caused concern because he was at that weight for a couple of days. But over the weekend, he has seemed to get understand his goal of eating all he can. Today he weighed 7lbs 4.5oz; a full oz since Saturday without the use of supplements. This is an answer to prayer for we understand what a gift it has been for John to be able to nurse.

Thanks to my sister for taking her day to drive up here to deliver my kids. We are glad that you got to come and see John. Also, it was very thoughtful of her Mother-in-law to make and freeze some food for us. Also, thanks to the ladies at our church as they continue to provide meals for us. We really have been blessed with so many friends that love and support us. It would be difficult for us to go forward with the motivation that we have without you all.

I have uploaded new albums to Picasa of today's events. Just click on the picture above.


Leah said...

We LOVED every minute of the kids being here. It was a lively house, but we learned a whole lot about them......and you! :) Really, it was fun and I am so glad I was able to meet John Austin. He is absolutely beautiful, Jay! Keep up the good work. We will continue to pray for you guys. Love you!

Leah said...

Sorry, that was me......Becky. Didn't know Leah was logged into gmail on my computer.