Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Back at Home - The Nanny Chronicle

Back at Home are two very loved little boys, being cared for by an army of people. We thought you would want to know what life is like for them, while Mama and Daddy are watching Kyle grow and get stronger.

Today was a good day for both boys. They got to spend some much needed quality time with Kelly. Kelly, is highly efficient and in a short period of time she packed in a whole lot of "mommying." She played cars, sang songs, and even slipped in some fingernail clipping! John and I laughed because Kelly even had a "fingernail clipping" song. It was a sweet day for Jack because both his mommy and daddy got to put him down for his nap.

Miss Lori and Hilary came over to play today. They were joined by Uncle Kevin (or UNC as he is called by the boys.) They all played a game of hide-n-seek. Uncle Kevin said that Jadon plays a killer game because he always picks a hiding place that is right next to base. As soon as the counter says, "ready or not . . ." Jadon reaches out from his "hiding place" and says, "BASE!" Jack also enjoyed the game and used his excellent counting skills (they sounded a lot like grunting, but were rhythmic, and therefore seemed like counting).

Tonight, Jack went sweetly to sleep, but Jadon had a tough time going to sleep. So, I made up a story about a pride of lions, complete with a daddy lion, a mommy lion, two big brother lions, and a little tiny lion who was away at lion school, growing big and strong, and learning all the things little lions need to know. ("Like roaring and stuff?" Jadon asked.) At the end of his story he looked up at me with the sweetest little face. "Miss Carol?" he said. I thought he was going to say what a great story that was, but instead he said, "Shauna is going to be here for 50 days and we're going to play baseball every day for 50 days." Then he snuggled under his covers and went to sleep.

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Our Story

This story begins with 5 people. John, Kelly, Jadon, Jack, and Kyle (he is only 23 weeks old... and he is still safely tucked away in his mommy's belly) In an hour's time Kyle made his way into the world. 1 pound, 3 ounces- 11 and a half inches long. This family will never be the same. This child is a warrior. He has the spirit of a Lion, and more courage than a whole pride. He is fierce, and fearless- and he is teaching us to fear the Lord- and to believe that God is in our midst and healing even now. Join us as pray, as we praise, and as we journey through this life as lovers of God and all His glory.

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