Happy Thanksgiving!

Nicholas is now able to wear clothes since the majority of his tubes and IVs are now permanently gone and he is able to hold his own temperature.

We hope you enjoy today as much as we plan to. We’ll be snuggling with, singing and reading to, and giving thanks for Nicholas.

Happy Thanksgiving Day from our turkey to yours!


Happy Halloween!

Today, we celebrated Nicholas’ 1st Halloween by “dressing” up as a pumpkin (since he is unable to wear clothes yet, a pumpkin hat was all the costume we could adorn), spending the afternoon bundled up in my arms and being doted on for his pumpkin cuteness by the nurses Norma, Catherine, and respiratory therapists Kim and Sarah. He had a good day with lots of sleep, little crying, and a solid weight gain – he is now 2 pounds 10 ounces.

Nicholas’ nurses also made his 1st Halloween craft with him – ghost feet. I’ve included a few photos of Nicholas and hist “art project” below. For some of you this may be the 1st photos of Nicholas you have seen – enjoy! (I’ve also included a photo of Nicholas in one of the hats his great-great Aunt “Ruby” crocheted for him. In our family we know that love is an action verb and we are so thankful she made Nicholas several hats and his 1st teddy bear!)


Nicholas “dressed up” as a pumpkin. 


Nicholas’ art project he made with the nurses. 


Nicholas in one of the hats his great-great Aunt “Ruby” made for him.