Sunday, August 31, 2008

"This ought to be interesting. . ."

We are all loving Claire! She's such a sweet little baby, and never hardly makes a fuss. . .so far! The girls are great with her, and are lots of "help"! She is still on oxygen, but is growing and doing well. At 3 weeks, she weighed in at 8 lb. 1 oz, so she's looking a little rounder! We've done two oxygen tests so far, one each week, and hasn't passed either of them. We'll try again in two more weeks. Dr. Brown tells us as she gets stronger, the air sacks in her lungs will heal, and she'll be able to do it on her own. Courtney's thinking about getting her on a push-up/ running regimen to work her out a little and get her pumped up for the next trial! Funny story. . . Nursing around your other children always makes for a fun conversation. When we first got home from the hospital, Kate came in to the bedroom just as I was getting ready to nurse Claire. She watched for a little while, and then asked what I was doing. I explained a bit about how nursing works, and then told her that is how I feed Claire. She looked at me with that cute look, and said in her matter-of-fact tone, "Well, this ought to be interesting." She followed that up a minute later with, "You're probably not going to want to do that when I have a friend around." A week later, when I had to go back into the hospital, Grandma C was explaining to the girls a bit about the situation, and that I would be staying at the hospital again for a few days. The girls were of course, concerned about who would be feeding Claire. Grandma explained that she would be feeding her (not thinking to clarify that she would be bottle feeding.) Kate gave her a look and then said, "Oh great. So now you're going to feed her out of your chest?"


Jodi said...

Couldn't resist a comment from this "Silent Spyier" You know I always look and never comment.
But these pictures are way to precious to pass up a comment. Oh, your girls are so adorable and I actually am tearing up thinking about all of you and wish I could be a little closer and share a few more hugs, chats and laughs. Love you a ton! You are my hero in so many ways!!! Love your sis

D'Lonna said...


You poor girl!! or should I say amazing girl!!! Through all your trails, you're looking at the positive side and so thankful for everything. You are awesome! I hope you are feeling better and can relax now.

Isn't family awesome? Give your husband a big high five. He has earned big brownie points in heaven for all he has done.

Cody, Lisa & Lexi said...

Your girls are so cute! i love these pictures and kates take on feeding claire :D hope everything continues to improve for your family!

Heather W. said...

Oh Kelly.. she is sooo cute! Looks like your girls just love having that little one around. Hope that you are feeling better.

Darcie said...

Kate says the greatest stuff! Ya mom, keep your chest to yourself when friends are around. :)

I'm so glad things are going well. Little Claire just steals my heart in these photos. Madi has the same onesie with the red flowers on it... they're destined to be friends I guess.

I miss you! Let's get together again soon.