Saturday, January 16, 2010

My First Blog Post

Hello out there! This is Christian. I am the oldest of my brother and sister by 2 minutes. I swiped my mom's phone while she was with my brother and decided to update everyone on how we are doing. Apparently, it's a lot easier to breath and eat and be warm inside my mom's body. It is hard work out here! There's breathing and staying warm and eating on my own and keeping my heart rate at a normal pace and peeing and pooping the amount they want me to. Phew! There is so much. My brother Gabe and sister Sunny kind of wore themselves out during their first week of life. They both need a ventilator for the time being to help them breath. Because it is so uncomfortable to have a giant tube in their throat, they are kept comfortably sedated. Gabe got sick and can't have my mom's milk anymore. He will get better and eventually and won't have to have IV nutrition. Sunshine was introduced to breast milk for the first time on Thursday. She started with one millileter and as of today she is getting four! I'm not trying to brag but I eat 20 millileters each time I eat. I'm trying to set an example for everyone so Gabe and Sunny will catch up.

My dad has been working hard and comes to see us as often as he can. Everyone says I look just like him! My mom even told me she recognized my dad's nose in an ultrasound. I'm glad I look like him.

My mom is doing ok. She smiles at us and talks to us and tells us she loves us. But I know she misses us being inside her. I know she misses when we were all together as a family and she could feel us kicking and stretching. I know she feels like she leaves pieces of her soul behind each time she walks out of the hospital doors. I know it's hard for her to see such big machines hooked up to such tiny bodies like Gabe and Sunny's. She gets to hold me though. Once a day! Pretty soon it will be twice a day. I know she can't wait to hold my brother and sister and sometimes her heart just aches because all she wants to do is hold them. But they have a lot of wires and tubes. So not yet. But eventually. How do I know these things? Babies just know. What can I say?

We have so many people praying for us and thinking about us. It's truly amazing. I'm pretty sure my mom cries sometimes just thinking about all the people that care about us and want us to be home healthy and sound.

Well I better go. It might look suspicious if anyone catches a 2 lb 4 oz baby using an iPhone. Thanks again to everyone praying for us!

Love,
Christian

14 comments:

Karen said...

Adorable! Looks like he will be a writer just like you Kara! Thanks for the update. It's so good to hear that progress is being made and that you get to hold christian! That must be so so exciting. Here's to another week of great progess. Thinking about you guys!

Kim said...

What a precious post. I couldn't keep my eyes from filling with tears. I am praying for the continuing health and strength for your sweet family!

Michael & Mindy said...

Dear Christian,
You rock, man! Way to go stealing your mom's phone! You're going to have to teach me yours skills! You totally made my mom cry with this post. She thought it was precious. Kind of a girly word, but it was hers. Not mine. She just loves you and Gabe and Sunny. And I do too. Pretty soon I'll be there and you'll all be out of the hospital and we'll be tearin' it up!
Love you man!
Love, Baby D

Lydia said...

Oh goodness so cute! You are one lucky sets of babies....you have great parents. Ya'll just keep getting better so they can take you home soon!!

Elise and John said...

Oh kara, i'm teary. I'm so happy for you all. I know what you mean about leaving peices of your soul at the hospital. Everytime i leave Jack, even now i feel the same. I can't wait for you to be able to hold them all, what day that will be. We keep praying. Thanks for sharing with us your miracles.

Mason Clan said...

That was such an awesome post. A tear jerker but still awesome. I am glad to hear the update on them. That will be such an exciting day to be able to hold them all. Im glad you get to hold Baby Christian. Know that we are praying for you guys and thinking of you often. Thanks for the update!

Mike/Margaret said...

Dear Christian, This is Grandma Margaret and Grandpa Mike. we love you and your little brother and sister. Were so glad you feel so good that you can start writing to us. Please keep us updated on how you all are feeling. Being the oldest you you have to set a good example and eat well. I am sure Mommy and Daddy are very proud of you, I know we are. We can't wait to be able to hold all of you. Be ready to have lots of pictures taken. Love you, Grandma

Jenna said...

Christian,
I'm sooo happy I was able to see you and your brother and sister the other day! I love all of you more than you know! Next time I see you, you'll be a lot bigger, stronger, and healthier...I'm excited for that! Anyways, tell everyone in your family how much I love all of you!
Aunt Jenna

McNeil Family said...

Kara... I'm crying for you right now because I had a little taste of what you are going through. (Only with one baby and only a little over a month early.) But I remember all those concerns about body temp, eating, pooping, etc. So I know you must be going through so much more than we did. I felt like I was having an out of body experience when we left our little boy at the hospital and went home without a baby. I hope this time ends very soon for you and that your sweet little babies are home safe in your arms! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we hope the babies progress quickly. Patrice (Shuppy) McNeil

CherBear said...

Kara and Chris,

You are now receiving prayers all the way from Arizona and Oklahoma! Your babies are as strong as you and will make it through anything! Heck, my great uncle Philo T. Farnsworth invented the baby incubator, so you are in good hands. Sounds like Christian will be a lot like his uncle Michael. LOL I miss your silly sense of humor and hope to see you in the near future!
Lots of love, Cherie

Sandi said...

Kara.. you area great mamma. What a great son you have. Can't wait to hear from Gabe and Sunshine (love her name). Sending my prayers your way!

Shauna said...

Awesome!

Shauna said...

I am crying to much right now to see the keys, but HAPPY 3 WEEKS!!

Sally said...

What sweet,wonderful babies Kara. Even this small they are each unique. I thought I saw some DeGering in Christian even if he does look like his lucky Dad. I know you have many angels on the job. How triple blessed you are! Thanks for sharing.