Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

School Days

Jack and Riley started school yesterday. Below is a photo of their first day. They go 12:30 to 3:00, 4 days a week.



And here are a few others:



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Home

Elijah is now home. Yay! We picked him up yesterday around 3:00. He is doing good. Having a third child at home keeps us very busy. The down time we used to have (Sometime each night after 8:30) has been eliminated. Now that time is filled up with caring for Elijah. Nevermind the overnight feeds. Crazy. It's awesome though. We are pumped to have him home.

Jack and Riley dig him. Jack especially. He is very proud of his little brother.

Jack got his cast off on Thursday. His foot kind of looks like it got run over by a lawnmower. Poor guy. Sucks to look at.

Still no photos. Hopefully tomorrow we will take some good ones and I can post them on here.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mama I'm Coming Home

Jack gets his cast off this morning. Elijah comes home this afternoon. Hope to get some good photos on here tonight.

Ozzy (A name we kicked around for a brief while actually....)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Like A Road Leading Home

Elijah is still on course for his homecoming this week. We are thinking/hoping Thursday will be the day. That is also the day his big bro gets freed from his cast. Could be a banner day for the old Kraft family.

Like A Road Leading Home, JGB (No Video, but the song is great)


Sunday, August 14, 2011

I Shall Be Released

Doctor told Rachael to schedule an appointment for Elijah with his pediatrician next week. Hopes Elijah will be released mid to late week. We will see, but it looks like he is coming home soon!

I Shall Be Released

I'm So Tired?

Elijah is still off the tube! He gained 16 grams yesterday. Had he lost weight again it would have been tube time. Doctor was concerned about his weight loss over the course of the previous two days. Concern is that he is expending too much energy in order to complete his feeds. Hopefully he will gain weight again tonight. Still looks like he is on his way home. Just not sure when yet.

I'm So Tired

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hear My Train a Coming

Elijah passed his hearing test today! No small feet in this family.

Hear My Train A Coming

Pigs

Elijah continues to do well. Still without his feeding tube. He has completed every feeding since they pulled it. He was down weight again today, but otherwise he is on track to get out of there. They initiated a new feeding regimen today. Instead of only giving him 55 cc a feeding they will give him as much as he wants. Also, instead of being on a strict 3 hour schedule, they try to watch him close to the time and do his feeding when he is ready. So the first time they tried this out Elijah took 100 cc and was still going strong until the nurse pulled the plug. I guess she was worried that he might make himself sick.

Pigs

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Good Intentions Paving Company

Doctor told Rachael today that if everything goes well (fingers crossed) there doesn't seem to be any reason why Elijah won't be home by late next week. Rules.

Joanna Newsom, Good Intentions Paving Company

An Asteroid Crashed and Nothing Burned...

Elijah's NG tube was pulled yesterday at about noon. Sometimes it takes a more aggressive nurse to put things in motion. The nurse for the day wanted to push Elijah a little harder and got the order to yank the tube. I like her style. Since the tube was pulled he has taken all of his feeds. He lost 4 grams last night but is NG free as of 8:00 this morning (Thursday). That rules. If he can keep this up and gain weight we just might get the little guy home soon. Mind blown. It's getting real around here. Gotta take tomorrow off to get a room ready for his homecoming whenever it happens.






video

Phish, Tube




Wednesday, August 10, 2011