Friday, February 6, 2009

February 6, 2009

Well --- hmmm...a lot has been going on here - so please forgive the gap in time :) I'll catch you up a bit and then hopefully start from here!

In case you didn't hear - Cookie Bean (aka Blake Joseph) was born at 12:18pm on Friday January 30, 2009. He made it to 28 weeks 2 days gestation. He weighed in at 1 lb. 6 oz. and was 11.25 inches long!

He is one week old today and doing fabulous in the NICU. He has truly been a rock star and has been doing better than anyone thought!

Braden is very happy to be a big brother and constantly asks about Blake and wants to make sure he is ok. He is still sad that he can't see him in person, but we've finally got some good video of Blake and he liked seeing that - he also loves to look at pictures!

I am doing ok recovering from my c-section - it's been pretty painful - but I'm making it! Chris is doing well and was able to take this week off (paid!!!) and a week off when we get to take Blake home - so that is a blessing. It has been wonderful to have him home and for him to get to spend a lot of time at the hospital this week! I got to finally hold Blake yesterday and daddy got the chance today - it was so precious!

So here I sit in the NICU - watching Blake sleep. Waiting for Chris to come pick me up (can't drive myself till next Friday - I don't like that ;) ) then we will meet Braden and Meena K and aunt Katie for dinner. After this weekend all of the aunts and uncles will have gotten a chance to meet him. We have to be very careful of who is allowed in the unit - we don't want to get Blake sick - so if you have had ANY symptoms of any kind in the last 72 hours and are thinking of visiting, please know we'd love to see you - but we'll wait till you're feeling better ;)

That's about all I have for now - we also are keeping a Caring Bridge site for Blake's updates - so if you'd like to check that out the address is !

Thank you for all of your continued prayers and support - we are blessed!


Carissa, Chris, Braden and Blake!!


Aileigh said...

Yay Blake! Keep on doing good! We are all cheering for you in KY! Hang in there guys!

Hugs and Love,

Beth said...

Congratulations! What an adorable little guy! I just saw the slideshow... his eyes are so expressive and beautiful!

Missy said...

I am so glad to hear that Blake is doing so well. You have been in my heart and in my prayers for the past week. I love that he is being the "rock star!".


littlewonders said...

Tell Chris to turn that Missouri blanket over! For the love of Pete!

Very, very cute pictures!

Lauren said...

Loving all the pictures! Keep em coming!

Denise said...

OK, I love it - Chris has the MIZZOU side up! GO BLAKE!!! :)

I love that he's doing so well - he really is a strong little guy!