Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on March-16-2008

The Bun had a pretty good day today. This morning, she and I had some one-on-one time while mom caught up on her sleep.

Ella took her first feed well with minimal discomfort (g-tube only). Her feed with the bottle at noon was probably the best she’s done in awhile from a disposition standpoint. She only took 20ccs, but didn’t put up much of a fight. She also did well at her 3pm feed, but had a major meltdown at the 6pm feed. I’m guessing the sleepiness factor played a part.

Today, we started adding regular sugar and a small amount of rice cereal (to thicken the formula and slow down the flow). Maybe that helped things along too. The coming days will be telling.

We took our girl for a drive late this afternoon just to get out of the house. We decided to head west down Archer Road and within 10 minutes Ella zonked out. We drove for about 25 minutes then turned around and headed back. Overall, she did well in the car this time. We’re trying to make a point to take her on short drives to get her more used to the experience.

On the way back, we stopped at a Mexican restaurant in the city of Archer and picked up some burritos to go. It was nice to take a break from cooking and we were pleasantly surprised that it was tasty.

As I write this my eyelids are already getting heavy. I’m guessing that I only do about 10% of the work that Tina does with Ella, yet I am totally wiped out. What blows me away is how amazing Tina is with Ella. Her patience even with the lack of sleep, and just how she can take care of Ella and maintain in so many other ways.

Tonight, I’m thanking God for Tina, and praise Him for this amazing girl who is a lot of work…but totally worth it.

Kristen on March 16th, 2008 at 8:36 pm #

What a sweet, sweet smile! Love the spring outfit and froggie! I love frogs. . . Fully Rely On God. . . cheesey but so true. And you’ve gotta love those “$5.00 Naps” that is the term my sister and I coined for those car rides. . . . Even with gas prices, they are so worth the change of pace. Sweet dreams sweet baby girl!

Gloria & Red Jacobsen on March 16th, 2008 at 10:00 pm #

Ella is such a personality baby,she justs lights up her pictures,including the world of her parents! Also her smiles send so much sunshine our way and we in return send our prayers her way! all the best!! Gloria & Red

Joel Snyder on March 17th, 2008 at 6:18 am #

Ella, Hope you had a good day with Dad and Mom. I like your frog and that wonderful smile. Keep up the good work on the bottle. I will check on you later today. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve and Joan Odell on March 17th, 2008 at 6:27 am #

What a wonderful smile – both of you. She looks so good and happy. I’m sure being ‘home’ with the two of you makes a lot of difference – prayers and hugs – Steve and Joan

LoriAnn Kuhn on March 17th, 2008 at 10:16 am #

We read about you, Ella, from our prayer team here from the Colville Free Methodist Church. Yes! Prayer works1! You are so beautiful and look to have such a loving spirit. God works in awesome ways. Hold on Daddy and Mommy, it looks like giving her a bottle may the least of your problems with that wonderful smile and get-up-and-go-attitude. God Bless from the Kuhn Family: Tom, LoriAnn, Tyler, Zackary, Seth and Jonny

Fran on March 17th, 2008 at 10:16 am #

Ella’s smile starts my day!
I also love froggies….Fully Rely On God’s Grace In Everything!
Love the pictures of each of you with your girl. Can see where she gets her smile!

Lisa Correia on March 17th, 2008 at 11:25 am #

Hi Guys,
I haven’t written in a while but I ALWAYS read my Ella update everyday!! You guys seem to be doing so much better and I can see Ella getting bigger just through the pictures!! Keep up the good work. She is absolutely adorable by the way, like you didn’t already know that!!! Her smiles are priceless. What a miracle this sweet baby is!!We can’t wait to meet her in person someday!! When you get back to CO we’ll have to let Ella get use to us and then we can be your “Date Night” babysitters!! I have a lot of help and all the girls already love her from all the blog reading we do!!! We are praying for you guys. Keep up the great work. Before you know it Ella will be asking for the keys to the car!!!

Auntie Shannon on March 17th, 2008 at 11:41 am #

Sweet Ella,

We are thinking about you and praying for you. You sure look good. Happy St. Patty’s day. Your cousins woke up to some green toilets, milk and water. The crazy Irish!



Jim and Char Jordan on March 17th, 2008 at 1:39 pm #

Good day everyone. So nice to see that beautiful baby girl and her dad. Keep up the little baby steps. Carry on, carry on, carry on. LOl Jim and Char

Becky on March 17th, 2008 at 3:34 pm #

I just love the way that Tina is coordinating the outfit w/the blankie….coming from a fashionista that is fab….Ella, you are a girl to be reckoned with…

The Lizotte Family on March 17th, 2008 at 4:56 pm #

AWWW the pixes are beautiful. She is doing really good you guys! Kepp up the good work, it’s really worth it.
Big hugs!

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