Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Sauly Saul"

Here are some photo's of our sweet Saul! The girls call him "Sauly Saul" it is soo cute. They are sooo in love with their baby brother. The girls love to hold him and especially kiss on him, to the point where I have to tell them to give him some space. They run to give him his pacifier whenever he cries or tell me he's hungry. They are both such great big sisters! I just love what our family of five is! Saul has just blessed our lives so much! He is such a good baby! Very content, he cries when he's hungry, tired or uncomfortable, he's such a cuddler (which I LOVE!!) and is just so sweet. He sleeps really well at night, wakes up about every 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Not to mention it's nice not having to get up every 2 1/2 to 3 hrs, walk and go up 3 flights just to feed him and leave him in his NICU crib and go back down 3flights to go to sleep and do it over again. Those were the good nights cause it meant I had a bed. I really didn't mind any of those nights at Riley, I was happy to be the only mom who had the privilege of nursing my son when he was hungry. So we've been home for a week and are doing well! He had his 1 month "well baby" visit and the Dr. was really impressed with how well he is developing ( he's at a "normal" rate) despite 'what he's been through". The Dr's at Riley really wanted to make sure that this "well baby" appt went well, it was a concern for everyone just cause it hasn't been a "normal" first month for him. So he was born at 8 lbs even and 191/2 in long. He is now 9.6 lbs and 21 1/2 inches long! He's thriving and doing wonderfully. I can't thank God enough for this amazing gift, but also for all the people who have been here for us and supported us through it all. LOVE YOU!!


We the Hornings said...

Rene & Simon - Sauly Saul is adorable! He is so sweet...good to read that he, and all of you are doing well!!

Darlene said...

Saul is handsome, so thankful you are enjoying every moment. God is so-o-o-o GOOD!! Love you all. Aunt