Inspiration

First off, I have to apologize for being an absolute terrible blogger. I know there are many of you who enjoy reading up on Makoa's progress and I haven't done a very good job of keeping up. It's not so much that I...

Not only did Makoa pass the 7lb mark at his latest appointment on Tuesday, he absolutely destroyed it. 7lbs 8oz. He was 6lbs 12 oz last week, so he's been doing some serious eating. Interestingly, we have noticed that he has been...

It's only appropriate that we get to bring Makoa home on God's day.  Exactly one month and two days after Makoa entered the NICU at Torrance Memorial, he has joined our family at our home in Glendale.  It has been extremely difficult and challenging, but...

Tiffany and I thought we would try being normal for 30 minutes tonight. After we fed Makoa his 8pm bottle, we decided to stop by and see Makana at Saint Rocke on our way home.  Both Tiffany and I were exhausted, but I thought...

It doesn't happen very often, but I was caught completely off-guard today.  As you know, Makoa has been progressing nicely and we finally had a diagnosis of Icthyosis Syndrome.  It is, of course, the mantra of the NICU; Take it one day at a time....

We heard something for the first time today from the staff in the NICU: "When you take him home". The terminology has changed and it is beautiful. We don't have an exact date, but we remain cautiously optimistic that it will be...