Saturday, August 7, 2010

Under The Lights

Here's Allen sporting his goggles--we thought they looked just like the ones
Willy Wonka wears :)

Parker and I are so grateful that our little guy arrived safely and healthy. There were some minor complications during the delivery but we know we were watched over and are so thankful to have been blessed with such an incredible doctor and hospital staff. We've had a few little health issues to deal with in the last week. First, Allen has really struggled with eating and with gaining weight. :( We are slowly but surely making progress but have needed to use a variety of methods to do so. The pictures below show Allen needing to be finger fed by a syringe.
(I can NOT get over how cute he is!)

Allen also has jaundice. Thank goodness for wonderful doctors and technology! We were able to get him the treatment he needed AT HOME. He had to spend a few days under Bilirubin lights and daily visits to the hospital for lab work. Thankfully his levels dropped low enough that he no longer has to sleep under the lights. I find myself recognizing little miracles in our lives everyday.

As difficult as this process has been, we thought he looked so cute in his little "incubator". He absolutely hated having to wear the goggles and it made the nights especially long, but he looked so cute in his "tanning bed".

Monday, August 2, 2010

Drum Roll Please...

Introducing Allen Parker Ainge!

Born July 29, 2010 @ 3:10pm.

Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz.

Length: 21 inches

Parker and I are so excited to be able to introduce you to our little Allen. We are so excited and thankful that he is finally here!!!

Thank you to all of our incredible family and friends who have been a source of constant support, comfort, and strength. We are so very grateful for all you have done and all that
you continue to do for us and our little family.

We will get more pictures posted soon!
(Trust me, there are LOTS!)