Monday, November 24, 2008

Brrr... it's cold in here!

Zai decided he didn't like life out in the open. He was unable to keep his body temperature up on his own, so back to the incubator he went! Hopefully he will be able to try again soon. He is so adorable in his little clothes!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Crib life

Check out my new home!


Yesterday was Ronald Mcdonald House Charitys 20th anniversary. Fox 13 news did a segment on families that have to stay there and I was asked to give an interview with Big Budah about my story. We did a mock interview of how everything would go so I knew what to expect and what questions he would ask. The whole interview would take about 2 1/2 minutes. I was all ready. No big deal. Apparently they were running behind and nobody thought to mention it to me! So there I was, sitting in my chair like we practiced, all calm and collected and all of the sudden here comes Big Budah, running in and babbling something, in what might have well been jiberish, and looking at me for my answer! All I could think was, "This isn't what we rehersed!" and "Don't say um!" I spit out a few words, (wouldn't you know the first one was UMMMM...) hopefully answering the foriegn questions, and cut! There was my 10 seconds of fame! Um... can we do another take?? Don't you just love live T.V.!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Zai's breaking out!

................................Doesn't he look happy? He just heard the news! He will be trying to adjust to life in an open crib! We were able to put clothes on him this afternoon, for the first time, and hopefully tomorrow he will be breathing the "fresh air" and telling himself, "I wish my mom would put me down!" I am so excited to hold him whenever I want and see him in some of the cute outfits that we bought! Only one more day! Yeah!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Disney on Ice

On Sunday, I took Kenna to Disney on Ice. She was mesmerized! I have never seen her sit in one spot for so long! She usually says I am Cinderella or Bell, but wouldn't you know, when the beautiful creature came out in her red polka dot dress she instantly made the connection between her and I! Yes, my daughter thinks I look like Minnie Mouse! The picture is really dark because it was taken with my phone while the lights were off!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Everyone has been wondering about Izaiah and how he is doing so I decided to start this blog to keep everyone updated! Here he is! Our handsome "tiny" bundle of joy! Izaiah was born 3 months early on September 30Th. He weighed a staggering 2 pounds 1 ounce! He has been in the NBICU at the University of Utah for 7 long weeks and will hopefully only have to be there for 5 more! He is such a little trooper! He was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (a gastrointestinal disease that kills your bowels and intestines) when he was 2 weeks old and the doctor gave him a 50/50 chance of survival. The surgeon said he was guaranteed to have surgery due to how severe the "nec" was. Izaiah proved everyone wrong and recovered without a scratch! Unfortunately it has returned and who knows if luck will strike twice. Surgery may be in his future. On a better note. he is gaining weight like crazy and is up to 4 pounds 4 ounces! Once he is able to maintain his body temperature on his own he will be moved from the incubator to an open crib! Once he is in the open crib we will be able to hold him whenever we want! Yeah! I just want to thank everyone for all of your love and support! I am so blessed to have such an amazing family and such wonderful friends!