Friday, January 28, 2011

Great Days

Benjamin is doing well. Seems to be the wonderful trend. He almost weighs 14 lbs and is in the 10% for height and weight which is great for a heart baby. Today we are going to visit Dr Lacina in the new Helen Devos Children's Hospital. I think that Ben will look great and hopefully we can reduce a little of his medications. Allison and Ben wonderful children. You can tell they really enjoy each other's company. Allison is finally starting to take interest in the potty again. Now that we are not so wrapped up with Ben recovering we can focus on getting her trained! Woo-hoo Talk to you soon, have a wonderful day.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


He continues to do well! Tomorrow we have his 4 month pediatrician apt. It is late because of his surgery. We are posting today because we are all thinking of Caleb, a boy similar to Ben. He just had his second surgery Tuesday and is recovering. This can be a heart wrenching time for the parents as he struggles and heals. We know this feeling very well, and want him to heal fast to get back into his parents arms. Please keep Caleb and his family in your prayers.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Strong Boy

Benjamin is doing wonderful. He seems happier than he ever has been. He coos and laughs. He is also very very ticklish. He really makes us laugh. He got his RSV shot yesterday and was not very pleased. I am sure by spring we will be more mobile with our whole family especially when the cold and flu risk goes down. We are starting to have more healthy visitors. Work is going great for Dan and I and we even started back up on a home project. We have a bedroom in the basement that is needing to be finished. We finished the drywall, painting, and the ceiling. Now we are working on tiling. It will be nice to have some extra room! We are also looking forward to Ben and Allison's cousin to be here soon. My sister, Diana, is due Feb 2nd with a daughter. We could see the little one at anytime. We plan to visit them in Ann Arbor.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Getting stronger every day!

Benjamin is hanging in there. He seems to be sore at times, but everyday he gets stronger. He now weighs 13lbs 5 oz now and is getting long. We are going to have to get him in 9 month sleepers because of his length. We are enjoying him. Allison just loves having a brother, and we are getting adjusted back to work. The Grandma's are doing very well. Next week we have his 4 month pediatrician apt. It is late because of the surgery. But better late than never. Thanks for checking the blog, I will try to post more often.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ben is doing well!

Well Ben continues to do good. His oxygen levels are wonderful and we have not needed oxygen. He really looks less blue and healthier than he did. He saw Dr. Lacina, whom said the weight was no worry. It takes time for his body to get back to normal after surgery. Also he still looks a little puffy in the face so we did not change his medications at all. We may change that at the next visit. Things are looking good and we may be able to do more as Ben heals. Also he still is taking the monthly RSV shots, which gives some peace of mind.