Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Nina made her first trip to church and barely made it 4 feet before she was fought over by friends who have been waiting for her arrival. She met many loving new faces and was excited to see many other young children at St. Philip's. She spent the afternoon with Emily Kaiden and rewarded Emily with many waking hours and showed off her eyes. Then we joined Suzanne & Ben, Kayla & Matthew, Laura and Ellen at Ol' Mexico for a beautiful night on the patio. Today she met her first animal friend as the neighbor cat patrolled the yard and stood guard. Nina has been sleeping pretty well and has been awake more during the day, we hope it keeps up.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
It's now Kara's turn to miss her mom as Jenni, a rock in the upbringing of Nina, left today after changing countless diapers, taking millions of midnight watches, and washing load after load of laundry. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Nina has enjoyed meeting the wonderful Judy Lykins, the fantastic Emily Sandager, and the amazing Amanda Oklobzija in the past few days. Nina got her tears and some oils in these days and seems to enjoy her "strawberry fields forever" onesie. While she may not be able to see as far as the tv, Nina got excited at the red bull commercial for the flying machines exhibition at Harriet Island on Saturday, so maybe we'll check it out.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Nina has enjoyed some trips outside, has started using her pacifier, and is still sleeping well. We hope it continues! Happy Birthday to Uncle Jake, Grandma Katie, Great Uncle Nick, and Happy Anniversary to Auntie Annie and Uncle Adam! What a fun-filled day!
Friday, July 16, 2010
where everybody knows your name
driving at 2am never gets old
the Twins give anyone high blood pressure
i thought it was the actual baby that prevented sleep
so many titles for this frustrating stretch. Kara was back in the hospital last night with another splitting headache and high blood pressure. The labs showed that Kara's other preeclampsia symptoms had actually improved (hemoglobin, liver count, vision) so, while suspicious, they hope this was a hiccup on the way to recovery. Kara is home again and sleeping and she'll try to take it easy these days. So, once again, I must ask for you prayer warriors to fight on Kara and Nina's behalf. Thanks again and we hope you all have a great weekend.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Nina's numbers were better and she is off her treatment for jaundice, only one more blood-draw to go. We've felt blessed to have such an agreeable baby, supportive family, and caring friends through these early trials. Kara's mom has been taking care of everyone and everything while the Nakagaki grandparents have made more meals in 2 days than most families do in a month. Thank you, friends, for all the prayers and well-wishes, we feel so lucky to know each and every one of you!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Nina had two trips to the clinic herself for her jaundice. Despite being a trooper and not crying at either blood-drawing, Nina made sure to cry and yell at the nurse who treated Kara so poorly yesterday. Nina is doing better and her jaundice is expected to be gone soon, and she can't wait for mommy to join her in good health.