Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat

October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween everyone. Alayna is sporting her pumpkin hat that her best buddy LC gave her. Aidan thought Alayna's tricks today were pretty soon as I would change her diaper she would fill it back up. HAHAHA! Good thing Halloween is only once a year. Alayna is doing really well, she is nursing really well and waking to eat or choosing to eat early.
We made a trip out to buy fabric today with Grandma to make a sling (thank you Grandma). Alayna, of course slept the whole time but, all the ladies in the fabric store admired her.

Please continue to pray for our friend LC as she is in Childrens Mercy this weekend with heart and eating related issues.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

First Doctor's visit

Wed. October 29, 2008

Today Alayna got to meet her pediatrician, Dr. Rozina for the first time. She wanted to assess Alayna before she ever gets sick and check her weight. YAHOO! Alayna has plumped up to a nice 5 pounds 6 oz.
All is well she is eating every 3 hours but still not waking up to eat. Although, she is more alert now when we wake her to feed.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bath time fun

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I get my first bath at home with mom and dad. AHHH, I love the warm water. Boy, this is the life...

Monday, October 27, 2008

First day home

Monday, Oct 27, 2008

Home health care came out to weigh Alayna and she is up to a whopping 5 pounds 4 oz. YAHOO! She is nursing well still without any supplements.
Aidan continues to love and want to hold Alayna all the time. His comment today was, "I wish I could be her mom so I could hold her whenever I wanted to."
Our family, neighbors, friends and church family have wrapped us in so much love the past few weeks. We can't thank them enough for all the meals, babysitting, car rides etc. We are blessed.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Coming Home

Sunday, October 26, 2008
After jumping through all the hoops at the NICU for the past 2 weeks and 3 days....

We finally get to bring our little princess home. Big brother, Aidan can hardly wait to test out his skills at brothering. He packed up all of our stuff from the hospital and even pushed the cart out to the car.
Her red & white sweater and blanket outfit was made by my maternal grandmother, each one of my cousins and my siblings was brought home from the hospital in this outfit. It is 60 years old...
Alayna did very well coming home and immediately snuggled in for a sleep. She continues to nurse well.
On dismissal from the hospital she no longer needs her feeding tube, oxygen, has no heart defects, passed both hearing and vision screenings (with the help from big brother~ Aidan got to hold her as she took the hearing screening and was SO proud that he helped his baby sister pass), passed the car seat screening.
We are so thankful that our little girl is off to such a healthy start. Thank you for all your continued prayers for our family.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Thursday, October 9, 2008

This is the chronicles of the life and times of Alayna (& her big brother Aidan.)

Born October 9, 2008 at 8:16 pm
Weight: 4 pounds 14 oz.

Height: 16 1/2 inches long

Alayna was diagnosed with down syndrome upon arrival. We are blessed by God to have this wonderful addition to our family.