January 19th 2010

19 Jan

Well… we’ve reached Makoa’s gestational due date. It’s amazing to think that he has now been with us for two weeks. It’s also scary to think that he might not be here if we hadn’t of gotten him out when we did. It’s only by the Grace of God that Makoa is here with us and we thank God everyday that He has brought this little angel into our lives.

It’s been a roller coaster two weeks, but it has been the best two weeks of my life. Not only getting the opportunity to watch Makoa get stronger and develop his own tenacious personality, but also seeing our growth as a family in God. Everyday is a little bit better than the last, but we are making sure we take it one day at a time and not to get ahead of ourselves. We have some of the major genetic tests coming back this week and we are hopeful that they will all come back negative and confirm what we feel in our hearts; a little boy that  needs some extra calories and a little time to grow.

Hey Mom, do you have any tape?  Cause I’m ripped!

It was another day of new personal bests for Makoa, he ate 25 cc’s at his 8 PM feeding.  Now that he’s showing an active interest in the bottle feeding, we are eager for him to start chomping down the whole thing.  We understand that it’s a slow process and it will take him some time for him to “get it down” and develop the muscles for feeding, but we have made sure to inform Makoa of what he needs to do in order to come home and join our family.  Once again, we have appealed to his competitive spirit and we hope his Breeden/Neumeier sides will come out and he’ll hop on board the milk train.

He’s such a sweet boy and it absolutely melts your heart every time you hold him.  We continue to be amazed at the support, love, and prayers that our family and friends have been sending Makoa’s way.  Everyday he’s awake for a little bit longer, squirming a little bit more, and definitely getting much stronger.  We know it’s because of God and the love from all of you!

Thank you for all of my prayers!

3 Responses to “January 19th 2010”

  1. Aimee 20. Jan, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    We have been checking the blog every day and are so happy to know that Makoa is coming along!! He’s an adorable little guy and I am glad he is staying awake longer and eating more and most importantly getting stronger. Lots of love to you all.

  2. Dan Bauchiero 20. Jan, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    There is no better victory than the feeding wins! Good job little buddy, keep it up! You are making your family very proud!

  3. Brenda, Ashley, Anna Cote 21. Jan, 2010 at 4:48 am #

    Great Job Makoa!! Pretty soon you’ll have mom and dad home and all the family will be together. That day is coming, Stay Strong and we are praying and thinking of you everyday. Tiffany and Lindsay, You are doing an outstanding job!! Family is everything…..and since we are so far away. I also am thanking all the grandmoms and grandpa’s and close friends who have stood by your side and helped you through this process. Kudo’s to your great nursing staff!! They are A-1 excellent, intelligent people who surround our little one’s with love and knowledge. And all said, Thanks to God. We love and miss you and I hope that one day I’ll be able to see you again.

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