Friday, August 6, 2010

Eli's Due Date...

(Ok so first I want to apologize for not updating the blog. I have heard from so many of you and really appreciate the desire to keep up with anything that is going on with Eli and us for that matter. Again all of you have been amazing with your love, encouraging words and prayers. Know that I will try harder.)

So yesterday was Eli's official due date. It seems crazy to think that he has gone through so much before the day he was actually supposed to be born. He was born 3 weeks early, had surgery 8 days later, went home 8 days later and has been doing awesome at home. It has been amazing to be at home with him. (don't get me wrong hospital food is the best, ha!)There is one thing that I do miss and that is nurses feeding and changing him in the middle of the night so mom and dad can sleep. Honestly, I forgot about that part. Ok and honestly it is Kati who is up 90% of the time in the middle of the night.

We are slowly transitioning to try and live life as normal as you can with a newborn. We have ventured out of the house a couple of times and usually meet people with questions everywhere we go. "He's so small. Why the feeding tube? How much does he weigh? He is really cute." I usually answer, "Yes he is smaller, he had open heart surgery less than two weeks ago, he is almost 6 lbs and honestly of course he is cute, look at me."

Where do we go from here? - So right now the goal is to get Eli eating more (which he is doing really well on) so he can gain weight and strength and then sometime before the end of the year he will have his second surgery.
Until then I will try and do better about updating his blog with at least pictures.


  1. i love the first picture. he looks so big in it!

  2. oh my goodness you guys have been thru so much in such a short time. first off, huge congrats! i will keep your whole family in my prayers, for strength and peace and rest!

  3. He is so adorable. He looks perfect!