Saturday, November 30, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
I am SO thankful that we are not spending Thanksgiving in the NICU, for the wonderful response to Micaiah's birthday project & that we delivered care packages & visited with his NICU doctor & nurses today!! Praying that these families will be encouraged & see the love of God this Thanksgiving! Thanks to everyone who helped!
Thanks to everyone for your support! We assembled 27 Family Care Packages that included 2 receiving blankets (a couple had 1 big blanket & 1 receiving blanket), tissues, chapstick, hand sanitizer, snacks, candy, note pad, pen, a "wash your hands" car seat sign, & a note from us. We also took several bags of preemie clothes that were donated as well as LOTS of hats, a few extra blankets, 5 sibling coloring packs, & since so many people donated money & we had a lot left over.....we got 5 $20 gift cards to Cracker Barrel for the NICU staff to give to 5 families who needed it most. They have 15 babies in the NICU as of this morning & were expecting more. I was hoping to have extra care packages so they could use them as needed & we did. THANK YOU to everyone who donated items & money to help celebrate Micaiah's birthday this way!!!!!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Thankful day 20: I am thankful that my sweet husband, father in love & neighbor were able to fix our tire super fast when this giant THING went in it tonight. I am thankful that even though this will be the third tire we have replaced in the past year or so that we are blessed with a car (& lots of new tires).
Monday, November 18, 2013
I am thankful for the opportunity to give. Look at my little helper!
I was tearing up as I filled these NICU care bags with your donations. I distinctly remember being at VCH with Hannah Kate & Nurse Scarlett brought me a little gift that someone had donated for a NICU mom. It was something small, but I was so touched that someone would think of us. I wish we could be there to see the families' faces when they receive their gifts, but I know they will love them. I am praying that hearts will be touched & brought closer to God through this service. Thank you to everyone who has helped in any way with Micaiah's birthday project!
Galatians 6:9-10 ESV
"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."
Diaper Size: 3 Pampers, medium cloth
Clothing Size: 9-12 month, size 3 shoe
~He regularly eats peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, applesauce. He hates pureed green beans & is a big fan of feeding himself. He loves Cheerios, bread, & bananas.
~He can drink from straws & still doesn't like drinking from a sippy cup.
~He is still the fastest crawler!
~He is still the fastest crawler!
~He is a climber! He climbs on Hannah Kate's little chair & couch & tries to climb on big things too!
~He will not really stand up if we try to stand him up, but he loves to pull up on things & play
~He babbles dada, baba, nana, /s/....only "mama" when he is crying & crawling to me.
Things Micaiah LOVES:
~trying to steal Hannah Kate's snacks
~Mr. Ernest J at our congregation
~trying to pull up on the potty-GROSS!
~balls & big puzzle pieces
~riding in the wagon or stroller
~having his teeth brushed
~pulling things out of the diaper bag & playing with them
~playing in the fridge, playing in Hannah Kate's play kitchen (he really loves that!)
Things Micaiah Does Not Love:
~Being away from Mommy for too long
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Several people have asked what items are still needed for the NICU Thanksgiving Care Bags. I looks like we need:
-10 small packs of tissues
-individually wrapped ... make that 11...Micaiah just opened & chewed one
-snacks/candy (one family sent fruit cups packed in 100% juice!-good idea!)
-knit or crochet hats (newborn or just a tad bigger size-we have plenty of tiny ones)
-any preemie or newborn size clothes (new or gently used-we will donate those to the general NICU stash)
*If anyone wants to write a note of encouragement to include in the bags, please feel free to do so!
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
I am thankful for a faithful Christian husband who loves me & loves our kids but loves God the most. He makes me a better person each day. We have been through so much & I cannot imagine life with anyone but him. What a blessing!