Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sickness and more Good News

Sara eating her toes

What? You gotta problem with that?

Thankfully the sickness has not been Sara. Her sisters have been fighting through sinus infections and viral infections this past week. Just a lot of high fever and coughing. Yuck, yuck, yuck. And even worse in the nighttime. But, neither Jennifer, Sara or I have picked it up. We have isolated them in their rooms (which Emma Grace especially hates) and washed hands and changed clothes so much I think Jennifer is considering moving into the laundry room.

Sara had a good check up this week with the pediatrician. We are free to begin introducing her into the rest of our world - grocery stores, libraries, shopping places, horse lessons, etc... The shout you hear Thursday morning was from me celebrating this fact. One of us will not need to always be home with Sara now. And Jennifer is just as happy to have her 3 girls out and about with her. I think she's crazy, but she's a mom. And while God gives moms these incredible powers to do amazing things, he also has made them a little nutty.

Funny story about moms and dads. This week Emma Grace has had high fever night and day and this causes her to throw up. So Jennifer has been sleeping on a mattress on her floor each night to make taking care of her easier. That leaves me on Sara duty. Well, Sara is still sleeping each night from around 10 to 7 in the morning. But usually we have to go in once or twice to plug and pat (paci). This is what I have been doing. So Friday night Emma Grace is doing better, Jennifer sleeps in our bed. We wake up Saturday morning and are drinking some coffee while all the girls are sleeping and I say - Man, Sara did great last night, didn't make a peep all night. To which Jennifer starts laughing, this kind of "men, what are we going to do with your whole gender type laugh". Apparently she woke up a few times and Jennifer had to get up and deal with her along with Abigail whose cough was getting worse that night. It seems as though with Jennifer back in the bed I kind of hit my auditory mute button. Ah, oh well. I slept great.

We have to wait a bit longer on places where she may be touched, but that is coming soon. She just won't be able to be held or have her hands touched. Jennifer saw a sign somewhere a few months ago that you put on a baby. It says - " I put my hands in my mouth, where have yours been?" Something like that. But the doc did say he lungs were strong enough now if she did get sick it wouldn't be an automatic trip to the hospital. Even with RSV, they would try to treat it at home first. That's encouraging. He also gave us the ok to go on vacation in a few months, so we can't wait to hit the beach!

Sara is eating about 6-7 fruits and tried her first veggie today - squash. She ate it well, no sign of not liking it. It helps to roll it in a little meal and fry it like that. She is eating about 2 tbls of food twice a day, along with her formula. She is almost 16 pounds. She is sitting up better and better, using her hands more and more and making more and more sounds. It's especially fun to see her laying on her back blowing spit bubbles at 2am.

Notice the drool. We really can feel a tooth about to come in, it won't be long.

Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.”
Psalm 66:1-4


  1. God is amazing!! Thank you for your continued updates on Sara! I love to hear about all of her milestones and can't wait to see her in person one of these days!

  2. Been waiting for an update!! So glad things are going well for Sara and hope the rest of the family is feeling better!!

  3. I loved reading this update! I'm so glad Sara has stayed well with the other girls sick! I hope they are feeling better by now! I'm so glad y'all get to take Sara out!

    Jessie Turner

  4. Thanks for the update! I've been thinking of little Sara :)
    in love.

    Isaiah 49:13, "Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones." (NIV)

  5. Amen! Amen! And Amen! I am so happy for y'all! The little things we take for granted in life seem the greatest victories when they are taken away and then given back. I know without a doubt God is and will be using Sara Rose's testimony to touch a lot of people in the time to come. Especially her nurses and doctors who said she'd never make it or would have a ton of complications. Our God is such a GREAT and AWESOME God!!!

  6. Love the toe pictures. Around here we call them "toe fries" when babies are eating them, lol.
    I snore, big time! So one night when our third child was a tiny baby she had a bad night. I was up with her pretty much the whole night. The next morning my husband said to me, "wow, you really didn't snore last night!" Yeah, no kidding, because you have to sleep to snore! LOL

  7. GREAT NEWS!! That means church soon, we get to see her instead of sneak a peek,(you know what I mean Jennifer). Your update reminds me of the song "Shout to the Lord". He has made the mountains bow down for Sara! We shouted our prayers to Him and now we shout our thanks to Him. He gets all this glory! I'm so happy for your family. So glad for this update, I've been watching for it.