Thursday, December 28, 2006

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a great Christmas! We did - spending it with Cody's family Christmas Eve and first thing Christmas morning and then with my family Christmas day. The boys did great and had a blast; you would think playing with their new toys, but no. Jacob had more fun playing with the large boxes and his old toys. Oh well - I know he liked what he got. Later that night, the boys had a special visitor. After delivering all of his gifts, Santa was able to make a special stop at my parents house Christmas night. Aidan obviously could care less. Jacob was a little more sceptical about the big man in red. At least he didn't scream! (Like his mama used to when she was his age and then some . . .) Overall it was a great Christmas and I look forward to next year!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

A Christmas Tradition

For the past several years, we get together with my family (The Davis side) and decorate my parents tree. Last night was the night. We celebrated my moms birthday and then had fun decorating the tree. Jacob had more fun pulling the decorations off - but that's OK - he was having fun.
Here is the group! Uncle Doug, Aunt Lorissa, Ang, Aidan, Cody and Jacob

Me helping Jacob put an ornament on the tree - of which he yanked right off!

Aidan's First Christmas

Aidan hanging his very first ornament!

A very special present under the tree . . .

Mommy and Jacob

Me and my boys!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Welcome to the world and welcome home!

After spending 5 days in the NICU, Aidan James Thomas, born on November 30, 2006, has come home!

Aidan made an early entrance into the world at 36 weeks and 6 days due to a condition that I was diagnosed with. The morning of the delivery, it was confirmed that I had Cholestasis - a condition that could be potentially life threatening to the baby. So, being almost "full term", my dr. decided to deliver right away. Aidan joined us at 8:27pm via C-section, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Really a pretty good size for a premie! He would have been a big boy if delivered at full term! After spending a couple of days with us in the hospital, they discovered that Aidan had a pneumothorax, or air in his lung. After a couple of days of oxygen and rest, Aidan was cleared to come home. We have been so blessed to have the help of our family and friends during this time of going back and forth to the hospital and taking care of Jacob. We appreciate all of the prayers and support everyone has given us. It has been an emotionally and physically draining time. We just thank God that Aidan is doing well and that we are finally a family at home.