Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bodie and Friends

First of all, thank you for the prayers!!! That (and possibly my threats to take him back to the hospital) worked, because Bodie was literally an eating machine today! We were totally in shock. To put it in perspective, his daily goal is 740cc's. Yesterday, he got there (just barely), but the only reason he got that high is because I was literally shoving the bottle in his mouth every chance I got and he would eat 20cc's here, 30cc's there before crying and shoving the bottle away. While it paid off (he made his goal and he gained weight), it was SUCH a frustrating experience! Today, he ate almost 1,000cc's and I didn't have to work at all to get him to eat that (most of his bottles were at least 100cc's at a time)!!! Honestly, I don't know why today was so different than yesterday. I'm sure some of it was teething and I know that teething pain will come and go. But I truly believe a large part of his turnaround was due to prayer. So I want to thank all of you for your prayer! Please keep them coming - that he keeps eating, gaining weight (finally got over 12 pounds this morning!) and gets bigger!

We've been lucky to have a number of very special visitors lately, so I wanted to share some pics with all of you...

Friends who came to relieve mommy at the hospital so mommy could get home at least a little bit (with a huge shout out to Sara Hale, who came several times to sit with mommy and/or Bodie, and yet we never managed to get a picture of the 2 of them together!):

"Auntie Nana" and Bodie... "Auntie" Sue and Bodie... Meeting cousins for the first time (Bodie (5 months), Michael (4 weeks) and Sierra (3 years)):
Cuddling with Uncle Matt (yes, there is definitely a resemblance - Bodie looks a lot like Matt's baby pictures!):

5 comments:

  1. That is fabulous news!!!!!!!!! I hope he keeps up the eating!

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  2. Great eating Bodie. We will keep the prayers coming. What a great group of friends and family you have...they are so special.

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  3. Praise God for Bodie doing well and for great family and friends. We love you so much and keep praying. Love, Bonnie & Kerrs

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  4. What a sweet little boy. I will pray he continues to improve and eat! Your brother and Sierra look a lot alike.

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  5. My Bodie.
    You keep getting cuter by the minute! I love you peanut and we are praying for you here in Sweden. You have a lot of fans here too! ö God bless you, my baby. Sending you all my love: Nairi and family

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