Friday, March 28, 2008

Graduation Day for Andrew!

We were able to be with Andrew when they moved him from the NICU to the nursery. He will stay there to be observed and recieve his antibiotics, but no longer needs the intensive care. He continues to do well without oxygen and his jaundice is just about gone. Good job Andrew!

We have a new arrival!

Andrew Skousen Wright, born Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 5:01 pm weighing 8 lbs 14 oz and 21.5 inches long!

Andrew has put us on quite the adventure! He is currently staying at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Intermountain Medical Center being treated for an infection and/or pneumonia because he has fluid in his lungs and struggles to keep his oxygen level up.

For a while, we were very nervous because the doctors thought he might have an enlarged heart and were making plans to life flight him to Primary Children's Medical Center. Thankfully, his echocardiogram came back fine and so the doctors have determined it is just his lungs. Everything else about him is good. He eats really well and doesn't cry much at all, despite being poked and prodded all the time!

He will need to stay in the NICU for a 7 day treatment of antibiotics and is currently on oxygen but they are trying to wean him off it. Andrew does not like the oxygen in his nose and has pulled it off his face a few times already. They have also had a hard time keeping the IV in him. They started in his hand, then his foot and have now had to put it in his head, just behind the right ear.

Most of the time, we are able to hold him and feed him which we are so grateful for. It is still hard, though to not be able to bring him home yet. He is such a sweetie!
We are hoping to bring him home next week - Wednesday or Thursday - provided everything goes well. Thanks to everyone for their support and many prayers!

Monday, March 10, 2008

An Update...finally!

Well, we seem to be finally getting over the winter blues! With Spring just around the corner, we are happy to present an update!
In January, we celebrated Chad's 32nd birthday - what an old man! We also celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary - HOORAY! With Melissa being pregnant and finances as they are, we did not do anything spectacular, yet. We are planning a family trip with Chad's family to Hawaii this August so that will be our "big celebration". Thanks to Melissa's family, the kids, including the new baby will get to stay home. (Hooray, again!)

In February, we celebrated Melissa's 33rd birthday, Valentine's Day, and Kaelynne's 9th birthday (all within 1 week) - whew!

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of #4 and had a false alarm this past weekend. Melissa had contractions all weekend, but no progess yet. Due date is still the 24th, but we all know those can be wrong!