Thursday, August 14, 2008

A small update on Kayla!

Sorry no pictures today! I just wanted to give an update on how Kayla is doing. When I went to see her yesterday morning the nurses said she had gained 2 oz. She also is eating really good. She wants more than they will give her right now. Last night I was able to feed her for my first time. Oh, she is sooooo sweet! I did not want to leave her! If she continues to progress like she is then we will be able to bring her home sooner than later. Yesterday I was super stressed about babysitters for Alex so I had a bright idea. I would pay for my cousin Whitney to come out and help. She has come out the last 2 summers and I knew she would want to come again. Well I had a voucher from Christmas that will probably expire before I get to use it so I decided to try and use it for Whitney. It worked! It only cost me $25 to get her here. She is flying in today at noon and will be here for 10 days. No more stressing about my toddler and what to do with him while I am at the hosptial with baby Kayla. I do feel blessed though because I had several friends and church members willing to help us out. I was getting e-mails and phone calls from people wanting to help with Alex and bring us meals to lighten our load a little. I really do appreciate all of them for there willingness to help us. It will be nice to have Whitney here so Alex can keep his schedule and things can stay normal for him. I want to make this new little addition in our lives as easy on Alex as possible. He is such a sweetheart too and will make a great big brother. I can not wait until he can meet her. We are waiting until they take the IV out so that he wont tug on anything he shouldn't. I am going back to the hospital this morning and then I am picking Whitney up! Yeah!!!


Brian and Courtni said...

So glad to hear that Kayla is progressing well! We'll keep her in our prayers so that you can get that little girl home!

I am glad things have worked out with your cousin coming to watch Alex...when the situation is right, everything just seems to fall into place.

So happy for you.