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".


  1. Oh my goodness, this sounds so much like our experience with Will! Syringe feedings, a light bed, LONG nights in the light bed...I know exactly what you are going through. But cuddling with such an adorable baby I'm sure makes it all worth it! He is so beautiful and we are so glad he is healthy and doing well. Just remember, it really does get easier! And someday you will sleep through the night again :-)

  2. He is SOOOO cute. I just love him!!!! Love the goggles. Such a stylin little man!

  3. Ok, so this little guy is just darling! I love him! He looks a lot like his Daddy, and I think I see Mommy's nose in there?? Your're car seat is awesome! Only cool Mom's put their kids in the green and gray chico car seat... aka.. me and you.. and is that make I see you were wearing after delivery? so not fair you looked amazing! Congratulations Mommy! Can't wait to see you and new baby Allen soon!!

  4. He is so cute! Hope you both are doing well. Janson had to be in the lightbed too and he hated it! Pretty much cried non-stop for 3 days. Was so glad when it was finally over.

    Can't wait to meet little Allen!