Wednesday, November 08, 2006

11-7-06 Turning a corner...


We've had a great past few days and feel like Burke has really taken a turn for the better. He's been eating more efficiently without taking in or being bothered by so much air and has all around been a happier baby...whoo hoo...and that certainly makes happier parents too! He continues to grow and change each day...more smiles and coos...it's so much fun to interact with him and watch him experience his world and love it! It still amazes me that he can find so much to smile about after everything that has happened...he is truely an inspiration!

Just to update you all on whats been happening on the home front, we've recently found a great nanny to help me during the day for about 10 hrs per week...she is wonderful and is already taking to Burke quite well. The really cool thing is she is actually a neighbor and was introduced to us by her sister who is also our neighbor AND she knows the occupational therapist who works with Burke...she comes highly recommended so we are confident in her ability to care for our precious one! I plan to return to work 10 hrs per week in December so I can have a bit of a break...I think it will really help me cope with my stress! (who would have ever though work would help with stress?) :) hmmmm...

We still continue to need prayer and support in so many ways...prayer for Burke's hearing and use of hearing aids to help him develop the auditory pathways of his brain. Prayer for continued improvement with his feeding and distention from gas. Also, we love getting meals still so if you want to drop one by...feel free! :) Thank you tons...we love you all!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Big Boy updates 11-3-06

We've had a busy week with appointments and stuff.... thought we'd better let you all know that Burke weighed in at 10# 60z on Monday...wow...what a big boy he's getting to be! It's been a busy and stressful week...despite his great weight gain, feeding Burke has become a bit more complex. He swallows an extreme amount of air during his feeds which causes him tons of pain and he's unable to finish his bottle without a big fuss (and I mean BIG fuss!). It's really frusterating for all of us and we've had to figure out ways to decrease the air intake....we've had to rig up a special tube and syringe deal that allows air to escape through without draining out all the milk he's just eaten. It's hard for me to be at home by myself feeding him with all of these issues so I'm trying to be calm and hang in there...please pray for us as we continue to encounter difficulties along the way...