Smidgen’s journey and mama’s journey.

My wife is pregnant, and has already been on bed rest for 10+ weeks since about week 14. First it was a subchorionic hemorrhage, which is well under control now. The doctor is playing it safe and keeping her on bed rest though. Now contractions are presenting themselves from time to time. So more and more it looks like bed rest (as well as drugs) the rest of the way until the baby is here. Hopefully that is weeks or months down the road though…when Donovan and his little sibling can share their journeys together.

Short legs.

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Donovan to spend his first night away from home.

Tonight will be Donovan’s first night away from home (aside from the hospital). Shannon has surgery very early in the morning and it makes sense for him to stay overnight at my parents. I’m not looking forward to it, but I know it’s really killing my wife. It’ll make me sad, but I feel for her. In fact she is stressing more about being away from him than the surgery itself. It’ll all be over in a couple days and then the next time he has to stay away it won’t be so hard.

passed out

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope

The Daily Post has chosen another easy photo challenge for me: Hope. This photo was taken just 3 days after Donovan was born. Now, the day he was born was the best day of my life, and the scariest. At only 2 lbs 11 oz, and hooked up to machinery and in an incubator, it was countless moments like this that made hope turn into reality.

Personality.

How long will this eating binge last?

No, not me. My streak will never be in question. Donovan on the other hand, generally eats like a bird. For a few days now though, he’s been indulging like I’ve never seen him before. Not just bad food that all kids like, but veggies and fruit and meat, oh my! I feel like we’ve had a bit of a break through here. Of course I understand, and expect him to digress from time to time. Or maybe these few days are just a fluke. Either way, it’s made me so happy to see him eat well! Crossing my fingers that it continues.

Happy 1st Birthday Donovan!

Cake. It's not just for breakfast anymore.