Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008 - Update

Mom and dad said we're going on a trip to the Dillon's drive-thru to pick up my prescription. I hope it's as exciting as our trip to the Arby's drive-thru.
It's hard work to be this cute!

Olivia has been doing better lately. Our latest theory is that she doesn't like her milk/formula warmed up. She prefers it room temperature. It seems like parenting is a lot of trial and error. I just hope that I make the best decisions for her. She has started her Nystatin for her thrush and I hope that clears it up. Has anyone had any experience with that? Does that affect how well they take their bottles?

Logan finally got his marker put out. It looks really nice and I feel so much better knowing that his grave is no longer unmarked. That really bothered me. Grandpa Sailing also put a little fire truck out there for him. I know my parents and grandparents looked forward to having their first grandson/great grandson. The pain of losing him still hurts so much. I don't know if many of you know, but Ryan and I had his name. . .Logan William. . .picked out since 2001. We knew that if we ever had a son, Logan William would be his name. (Ryan's middle name and his dad's first name is William.) We talked many times over the years about him. I remember going house hunting and picking out which room would be Logan's, etc. Of course, we talked about our future daughter as well, but she had many different names over the years. I think we finally decided on Olivia because it flowed so well with Logan. Logan and Abigail just didn't have the same ring to it. I wasn't able to give my son any of the things I wished for him, but I was able to give him the name that we held so dear in our hearts. It's hard to read his name on his grave marker. How did Logan go from being this fictional, future son of ours to our son that has come and gone?

I recently told you about a 24 weeker born recently. Hayden Michael was born in Nebraska and was the great-great nephew of a member at our church. It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that he recently passed away due to a massive brain bleed. My heart aches for his family as I know that loss much too well. Daily I am reminded of what a miracle it is to have Olivia. Please keep this family in your prayers.


Anonymous said...

I knew that you would be adorable in that pink tutu! It just screamed Olivia at the store.
Love ya!
Aunt Kimmy

Shannon said...

She is just way too cute!!!

23 Weekers said...

Hi Jodi,

Kinnick has had thrush multiple times and yes it does effect how she eats. We used to bottle her a lot more when we were in Michigan and I remember her getting thrush. Anytime she got thrush, we couldn't get her to bottle. If she did bottle, she did very poorly. My understanding is that it hurts - so the feeds my irritate it. However, she did like the taste of the medicine which was good.

Keith & Sarah Milligan said...

Thrush can definitely affect how they eat. Are you being treated also (if she's still nursing)? Because you can keep passing it back and forth if you don't treat both. :)