Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - Early Early Morning Update :)

I had the share the good news. Olivia passed the 4 lb mark tonight. She weighs 1825 grams (when she was born, she weighed 498 grams.) My little girl is growing up. Once babies pass the 1800 mark, they can get moved to an open bed. I’m not sure I’m ready for her to leave her isolette. I guess like any parent, I have to let her grow up. Boy, am I one proud mommy! I did skin to skin with her Friday night and she did wonderfully. In fact, she only had 1 A & B all day on Friday and that was at 1:50 am. She’s doing spectacular!

Congratulations Olivia on reaching this milestone! You grow stronger and more precious with each passing day! Your life is a blessing to so many people. You are greatly loved!

I’m writing this update at 1:30 am. I just can’t ever seem to get to sleep before 2:00 am. I have all my great ideas at this time of day, however. Yes, I guess it’s the Sailing in me because my dad is always coming up with weird ideas/inventions too. My mom, however, said that she thought of pull-up diapers way before they were ever heard of. Anyway, I’ve thought up a lot of great inventions like the ‘Wait Awhile Baby’ doll and a garage door opener that records when you last shut and opened the garage door. No more trying to remember whether you shut it or not. Some of my ideas aren’t too great, however, like the time when my feet were freezing cold in bed. I told Ryan, “They should invent something that you can use to keep your feet warm.” He looked at me and said, “Honey, they’re called socks!” Anyway, I thought up my greatest invention ever. . .a way to pump. . .hands-free. Well, I googled it and found out many other people have had this same idea, but I used an ace bandage and it’s ingenious!! It really works. Think of all the things I can now accomplish while pumping! Okay, so I probably shouldn’t write any more updates at this time of day.


Keith & Sarah Milligan said...

Ha-ha! An ace bandage, that's a lot cheaper than one of those hands free bras ;)


Lesli and Joe Beery said...

Ryan and Jody,
Kelly Schafers shared this web address with us today. We just wanted to let you know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers daily. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask. Olivia is very beautiful!
Lesli and Joe Beery (once upon a time friends from high school)

Shelley said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you...
Going back to your post yesterday about the escort home... I know there are Grandma's and Grandpa's, Aunts, Uncle's and all of Olivia's cousins and her huge fan club that would love to give you all an escort home. Just tell us the date and time and we will all be there eagerly waiting that wonderful moment... We love you!!
-Don, Shelley and Izzy